University Education


University Education  (Scientific and Research Institutions)

Centre for World Food Studies (SOW-VU)
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Roetersstraat 31
1018 WB Amsterdam
Tel:020 - 444 90 97
Fax:020 - 444 90 95

The Centre for World Food Studies (Dutch acronym SOW-VU for "Stichting Onderzoek Wereldvoedsel-voorziening van de Vrije Universiteit"), founded in 1977, is a research institute that provides support, at both national and international levels, to the formulation of food and agricultural policies and policies aiming at poverty reduction.

The Centre is engaged in applied and quantitative research. It co-operates with scientists and policy makers from developing countries so as to ensure that policy formulation and capacity building evolve together. The Centre also contributes to debates and policy dialogues on food related issues.

For many years SOW-VU has worked with the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR). This institution started in 1986, is an advanced research institute established by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from a multi-disciplinary points of views.

The address of the IGIDR is:
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research - IGIDR
Goregaon (E)
Mumbai 400 065
Tel:022 - 2840 0919/20/21
Fax:020 - 2840 2752