This module takes a global perspective on food systems and food security, and aims to equip participants with the ability to fully understand global food systems and their role in providing food security, and to be able to critically assess existing and future pressures and solutions.
A range of diverse factors are coming together to affect the global food system, and after describing the various food systems globally, different definitions of food security, and how these are evolving, the module will look at these drivers.
It is delivered by Bangor University entirely online through distance learning.
Jan to April 2018
Graduate level or relevant experience
Our distance learning modules are designed to be flexible and most of our Participants work full time at the same time as studying for 10 to 15 hours per week, for each 20 credit module. Blocks of modules are delivered with start dates in January, May and September, with most modules offered once each year.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the scope for differing food production systems to meet future demand.
- Describe food production systems and how they have evolved
- Identify the components of food security and the mechanisms that support equitable and sustainable access to food
- Develop a critical understanding of the drivers of change affecting global food systems
- Describe the failures in global food systems that lead to famine and habitat loss, and be able to suggest coping strategies adopted to cope with it.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530