What topics will you cover?
- Week 1 starts with a brief history of early agriculture, to help comprehend aspects of the current global food system and to introduce its framework that underpins this course, along with the topic of food waste.
- Week 2 uses Europe, sub Saharan Africa and Asia as examples to consider socio-economic, technological and environmental factors that influence food security and agriculture at a regional level.
- Week 3 explores food security at a national level turning to production, consumption and distribution issues: comparing case studies from the UK, Uganda and Malaysia.
- Week 4 looks at the impact of food security at a community level, using more case studies from the UK, Uganda and Malaysia. It compares the challenges faced and how these are being addressed within each country.
- Week 5 looks at why households are integral to food security by exploring household structures and typical assets. It also considers the livelihoods of farmers in each country and the role of animals within agriculture.
- Week 6 presents some debates surrounding controversial topics in food security and looks at the consequences of intensive agricultural production. Learners assess food security at an individual level and the impact we have on the global food system.
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