This course will provide an in-depth overview of the livelihoods and food security issues deriving from farmed livestock across a global range of production systems. Focusing on the main classes of farmed livestock (dairy, beef, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry), you will explore the opportunities and challenges of keeping livestock as a means of acquiring and maintaining food security at a household, national, and global level.
This broad-ranging course will also see you investigate the impact of a range of other topics impacting on individual livelihoods and food security, including innovations in the value chains of specific livestock systems, the impact of climate change, and the role of cultural preferences and ethical concerns.
This course would be of direct importance to professionals working with livestock in any capacity, but also from those looking to understand the wider impact of livestock on an individual, local, regional, and international level.
By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
Areas covered will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530