Objectives

  • Define food security as a broad concept used to determine people's general well-being.
  • Understand the concept of vulnerability and how it is applied to food security.
  • Appreciate the importance of food security analysis to trigger appropriate action to address food insecurity.
  • Identify in a practical way the main items for the assessment and avaluation of food security programmes.
  • Understand the need for identifying the underlying causes and characteristics of food insecurity.
  • Understand the basic measures to monitor and evaluate targeting activities.
  • Acknowledge food security as a policy issue cutting across different sectors.

Competencies

This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. Students in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology.

Student profile

The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agrifood sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers.

Next enrolment

June 2018

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