Agriculture, Food & Health in West Africa


  • Dates: May 12 - 26, 2019
  • Course Credit: DHN 300 (3 hour)
  • Program Director: Yolonda Jackson,
    Dr. Janet Mullins,
    Dr. Kimberly Spillman,
  • This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, however if space is limited, preference will be given to students in the Dietetics and Human Nutrition major. 

During this program, students will discover the West Coast of Africa through food and agriculture. Under the expert guidance of Yolanda Jackson students will spend time visiting Cape Coast, the University of Ghana in Accra, the Cocoa Research Institute, and the Adjeikrom Village. For food, nutrition, tourism, and non-majors alike, this program offers the opportunity to encounter first-hand the rich cultural heritage of Ghanaians.

Students will learn about flavorful food, agriculture, health and families in both rural and urban communities. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a cooking class to learn the techniques in preparing an authentic Ghanaian meal, as well as an opportunity to create a colorful Batik fabric with Global Mamas - a fair trade organization in Cape Coast. A visit to the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana will provide insight into the chocolate-making process (with taste-testing of course!). Finally, students will visit a rural village where UK sponsors a school feeding program for kindergarten students, a school farm, and a cooperative that offers opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

Click here for more information and to apply. 

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