Global Food Security: Addressing the Challenge
How will we feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?
Start date tbc, August 2017 – 8 weeks
In this course, we introduce the issue of food security and explore some of the different ways in which it has been described both in research and in practice and consider key concerns for the future.
Our central concern is 'How we will feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?' Focusing both on UK agriculture and on food supply chains in other parts of the world, we will examine how food has shaped our environmental and social landscapes. We will see that, while everyone would agree that food security is 'a good thing', ideas about what it means in practice and how it should be achieved vary tremendously.