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  • ESDU hosts a Master of Science (MS) in Rural Community Development​ (RCODE)

  • Graduate Students in the RCODE Program

  • ESDU Monthly Farmers' Market

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) is an inter-disciplinary research and development center specialized in community development and sustainable agriculture hosted at the  ​Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) of the American University of Beirut (AUB).​ Read more about us.

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Master of Science in Rural  Community Development

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences offers an interdepartmental Graduate Program, hosted by ESDU, leading to a Graduate degree of Master of Science (MS) in Rural Community Development (RCODE). Click here for flyer​.​​​

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Regional Networking

KariaNet​: Knowledge Access for Rural Inter-connected Areas Network, a regional network established by IDRC and​ IFAD and hosted by ESDU for the mana​​gement and sharing of knowledge, information and experience in agriculture and rural development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; supported by IDRC​

Thematic discussions are held on a weekly basis on KariaNet's official Facebook page​.​

ESDU Monthly Farmers' Market

ESDU is organized a Back to School Farmers' Market ​on Thursday October 5, 2017 in FAFS courtyard from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ​ The market  included a variety of fresh, tra​ditional and healthy products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.). 

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