On March 29, 2019, the Dep. of Economics, University of Kerala (UoK) organized an International Symposium of Agroecology, where they had the official inauguration of Centre for Agroecology and Public Health (CAPH), and launched the Certificate Course on Agroecology; Action Research and Education, which is one of the Nextfood cases.
Participants in the opening of the CAPH include Manju S. Nair, Hon. Director of CAPH; A. Abdul Salim, Head, Dep. of Economics; Geir Lieblein, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU); Martin Melin, Nextfood Coordinator, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU); V.P. Mahadevan Pillai, Hon. Vice Chancellor (UoK); S. Nazeeb, Syndicate Member (UoK); Gabriel Simon Thattil, Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (UoK); Megha Radhakrishnan, Research Scholar, Dep. of Economics (UoK); B. Biju, President Nedumangad Block Panchayath; B. Srijan, Editor, Times of India; Anna Marie Nicolaysen, Senior Researcher (NMBU); Ajayakumar Varma, Executive Director Suchitawa Mission, Kerala; Meena T. Pillai, Professor (UoK); Shaji Varkey, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences (UoK); Ajayakumar P. P., Hon. Pro. Vice Chancellor (UoK); Prasad A. K., Director, School of Social sciences (UoK) and not least photographer Jean Nettar, Performing Arts Centre (UoK) who documented it all!
About 180 people where present, including the new students who had this Symposium as their first course event.