Sustainable Food Security: Food Access (edX)

Sustainable Food Security: Food Access (edX)

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Descripción de “Sustainable Food Security: Food Access (edX)”

Learn the basics of food access decision-making. In other words, who decides what ends up on your plate. Spoiler alert: it’s not just you! Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate? In this environmental studies course, you’ll explore how key actors at household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food. You will understand why the choices you make have been predestined. And you will learn what it takes to provide access to a safe and nutritious food supply every day.

In this course you will learn that food access:

– And food manufacturing has changed during the past century

– Depends on social and economic dynamics at the household level for everyone

– Is shaped at a local level by the interactions between traders, retailers, producers and buyers in the markets

– Is influenced on a national scale by politics and policies by negotiating and aligning goals, instruments, and modes of governance ¥ is impacted by debates and negotiations creating conditions in food trade by international organizations.

This course is part of the Food Security and Sustainability XSeries.

What you’ll learn:

After successful completion of both practice and graded assignments related to this course, you will:

– understand the basic principles of food access

– understand actors’ choices influencing food access

– discern dilemmas at household, local, national and international levels get the big picture when the connections between levels and actors regarding access to food have been unraveled.

Week 1: Setting the scene

Introduction to food access as one of the pillars of global food security

Week 2: Households accessing and allocating food

Introduction to social and economic determinants shaping access to food between and within households

Week 3: Traders arranging food access in local markets

Introduction to distribution and trading food at the local level

Week 4: National policy makers governing food access

Introduction to food policy and how political choices at the national level affect access to food

Week 5: Negotiators setting international trade rules for food access

Introducing the role of international trade for food access and its economic, social and cultural implications

Week 6: connecting the ingredients

Integration of levels and actors

Especificaciones: Sustainable Food Security: Food Access (edX)

Curso ofrecido por
Disponibilidad

✔ Disponible

Plataforma

Universidad

Impartido por

Ewout Frankema Hilde Bras Jeroen Candel Jessica Duncan Maja Slingerland Marrit van den Berg Peter Oosterveer Sietze Vellema

País

Netherlands

Nivel, duración y fechas
Nivel

Principiante

Fecha

A tu ritmo

Duración

A tu ritmo

Tiempo necesario

6-8 horas/semana

Idioma del curso
Idioma vehicular

Inglés

Subtítulos

Inglés

Exámenes y Certificados
Certificados

Certificado de Pago

Exámenes/Proyectos

Con Examen/Proyecto Final Gratis

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