Study how the dynamics of food production, distribution, and provisioning are affected by population growth, rapid urbanization, and globalization, and which responses offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and glo... read more
It was worthwhile, the program is amazing - the staff & structure were not. Noelle Bergere - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Unique cultural engagement and education from professors, different kinds of farmers, local families, indigenous leaders, community activists, clinicians, conservationists, etc etc. A greater understanding of our world's food systems and colonial/agricultural history, practical farming experience, research and ethnographic d... Dani B - Temple University View Entire Review
I learned more than I ever could about the places and systems I was moving through culturally, economically, politically, socially than I ever could have in a class room. We engaged daily with individuals and communities from across the food system. Kelsey Gosch - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and about the way that people interact in difficult situations. Alejandra Narvaez - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to ask better questions, to advocate for myself, and how to tell meaningful stories. Definitely worthwhile! A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Agroecological farming is the way to go. But also, it really is a life-changing experience! I am so grateful to have gone on this program, pushed beyond my limitations, and learned from so many different people. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the topic of food security, especially because of how interconnected were our classes, site visits and lectures. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A lot of cultural exposure A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Power dynamics and politics of capital driven food systems. Insights to how our world runs. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes. Life changing. Put all the theory I learned while at school into action and solidified my law school ambition. A student - Fordham University View Entire Review
Study how the dynamics of food production, distribution, and provisioning are affected by population growth, rapid urbanization, and globalization, and which responses offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.
Examine pressing questions around global food security in four contrasting countries. Consider how to meet food availability demands when approximately 870 million people per year—more than 12 percent of the global population—suffer from chronic undernourishment. By 2050, it is estimated that the world needs to double net food availability to feed a projected population of nine billion people. During this comparative program you will analyze local, national, and global food systems—and the very direct impact of food on our daily lives—to develop a deeper understanding into one of the most significant challenges of our time. By examining the implications of technological advances, changing geo-political landscapes, and climate change on food security equations, you will identify strategies to ensure healthy and prosperous livelihoods in a rapidly changing world.
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