ADS712 - Food Security
|Year||2017 unit information|
This unit is offered in alternative years - 2017, 2019
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
|Previously coded as:|
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
Ending hunger, ensuring food security and sustainable food production, as well as improving nutrition is a complex challenge. This unit equips students with a critical understanding of food systems, links from food production to consumption, livelihoods, secure and safe access to food for all, and food utilisation.
The unit considers diverse understandings of food, from rights based approaches embedded in the food sovereignty discourse, to food security, and food as a commodity. It explores sustainable development, environmental and resource management and conservation, and agricultural/rural production systems, as well as aid and trade.
Linkages between social, environmental and economic influences on development will be investigated, alongside critical review of debates on population, conflict and natural disasters, resource scarcity, poverty, and equality. Theoretical debate will be used to inform practical analysis and case studies of policy and programme responses, in development, emergency relief, and community contexts, globally and locally.
Online Exercises, 20%
Essay, 30%, 1500 words
Essay, 50%, 2500 words
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