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    6 semanas
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  • Nivel:
    Introductory
  • Idioma:
    English
  • Transcripción de video:
    English

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Prerrequisitos

Secondary school, undergraduate (first/second year BSc) students

Sobre este curso

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Food access: Learn about food supply and food security

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

Wageningen University is specialized

The University of Wageningen offers an excellent combination of conducting research worldwide and educating in the area of ‘healthy food and living environment’. The institute ranks among the top Dutch universities and has scored the third place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Ranking 2017 for research performance. Learn from professors who have gained decades of experience from both teaching at a specialized university and real life projects about access to food worldwide.

This is why you should sign up

If you want to understand the basics of access to food and food decision-making from a multilevel perspective, you can sign up as a:

  • student
  • food and nutrition policy maker
  • development practitioner and trainer at international, national, household and individual level

A verified edX certificate provides proof for an employer, school, or other institution that you have successfully completed this online course.

Lo que aprenderás

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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.

Plan de estudios

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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

Conoce a tus instructores

Marrit van den Berg
Associate Professor at the Development Economics group
Wageningen University & Research
Hilde Bras
Personal Professor of Global Comparative Demography
Wageningen University & Research
Jeroen Candel
Assistant Professor in the Public Administration and Policy Group
Wageningen University & Research
Jessica Duncan
Assistant Professor in the Rural Sociology Group
Wageningen University & Research

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