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Food Security

Welcome to this Deakin University unit, ADH712: Food Security, exploring food security in the context of the development program.

This program is part of the Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action degree offered by Deakin University

Explore the relationship between humans and food.

Interrogate the importance of food in human development across economic, policy and environmental spheres. Analyse the fundamental principles of food security and food systems in creating a sustainable food system for all into the future. Examine concepts such as food security, nutrition, food sovereignty, sustainable agriculture, human development and the economic, social, political and environmental influences that shape both theory and practice.

Courses

5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus. With world-class teaching and research, Deakin produces sought-after graduates poised to make a real difference in the world.

Who will you learn with?

Max Kelly has over 15 year’s experience teaching and researching issues in sustainability and development. Max has experience across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyse the discourse on food security.
  • Evaluate context-specific food security issues through the selection, interpretation and presentation of data.
  • Investigate alternative paradigms on food and development.
  • Synthesise theories and practices to create a solution to a food security issue, including possible alternatives.

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