HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute
Part of BFH-HAFL, the HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute contributes to the development of sustainable agricultural, forest and food systems in developing and transition countries.
BFH-HAFL offers BSc and MSc degrees in international agriculture, forestry, and food, nutrition and health. Our degrees build on a strong network, combine the latest scientific findings with practical knowledge and offer the possibility to conduct fieldwork on a topic of interest. We seek to address global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and conservation, natural resource management, food and nutrition safety and security, gender and youth, governance and policy frameworks.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
Our research and consultancy work centres around three key pillars: integrated landscape management and food systems, project cycle management and impact assessment, and knowledge management and capacity building. Our experience and expertise span over 100 ongoing and historical projects across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
... and why
Sustainability is more than a buzzword for us. It is the core of our degree programmes, research and consultancy projects. We believe that sustainable landscapes and food systems require transdisciplinary solutions. BFH-HAFL’s hands-on approach and our innovative learning environment support you to better grasp the complexity of sustainable development and deepen your knowledge of an individual subject.
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Would you like to contribute to a healthy and sustainable diet for a future population of 10 billion people? Would you like to be involved in shaping the future of agriculture? Do you wish to improve the ecological integrity of global forest systems? And are you interested in economic, environmental and social linkages? In our BSc and MSc degree programmes, you will acquire the needed expertise.
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"Through the MSc I significantly developed my soft skills which is a key asset for a project-coordinator level function."
Plantwise Programme Support Officer, Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
"The MSc gave me a solid background to work on evolving new issues such as the post 2020 climate change process in my country."
Ayélé Fifonsi Dangbo
National Technical Advisor, REDD+ Togo