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4 September 2018

Online Free Course: Sustainable Food Security and Food Access

World Food Day this year is dedicated to Sustainable Development Goal 2: Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030.
Access to food is key to ensuring food security and nutritious diets for all. To understand what it takes to provide access to safe and nutritious food every day, join the online free course hosted by Wageningen University & Research.

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Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate?

On the occasion of World Food Day 2018, which will mark the 73rd anniversary of FAO’s founding take the chance to learn more about how we can achieve a safer and prosperous world for everyone.

In this environmental studies course hosted by Wageningen University & Research, you will explore how key actors at household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food. You will identify the factors that influence the choices you make. And you will learn what it takes to provide access to a safe and nutritious food supply every day, a key step to achieving zero hunger in the future.

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

To enroll in the course and consult the course syllabus visit the official webpage on edX.

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