University of Sussex Business School

Global Food Security (005GAID)

Global Food Security

Module 005GAID

Module details for 2022/23.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Achieving food security for 10-billion people while reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture is a major challenge of the next century. In this module, we will take a systems approach to analyse the multiple dimensions of this challenge, including the biophysical, economic, nutritional, socio-political and institutional. We will take a global perspective on issues, drawing upon both global-scale research as well as case studies from different regions of the world to understand the geography of agricultural production, distribution, consumption, the environmental footprint of the food system and overall nutritional impact. The module is mainly driven by student-led discussion activities where we debate and discuss issues (e.g., GMOs, veganism, power,...) and identify potential solutions.

Full Module Description

Achieving food security for 10-billion people while reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture is a major challenge of the next century. In this module, we will take a systems approach to analyse the multiple dimensions of this challenge, including the biophysical, economic, nutritional, socio-political and institutional. We will take a global perspective on issues, drawing upon both global-scale research as well as case studies from different regions of the world to understand the geography of agricultural production, distribution, consumption, the environmental footprint of the food system and overall nutritional impact. The module is mainly driven by student-led discussion activities where we debate and discuss issues (e.g., GMOs, veganism, power,...) and identify potential solutions.

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