Participants will be introduces to varying notions of food security and a deep discussion of globalised food systems is a key focus: how international food trade works; challenges of globalised food systems; issues around climate change, food miles, peak oil, land for bio fuels vs land for food and the environmental sustainability of this food system.
Central themes will include:
- Overview of globalised food systems
- Food and nutrition security - global status, plicy responses and debates
- Food systems thinking
- Food Security and agricultural policy in South Africa (with references to other country cases too)