Food and food security have always been important to humankind; however, the nature of food availability, food production, and food supply is constantly changing. The world’s food system is in disarray. One in ten people is undernourished, one in four is overweight, and more than one-third of the world’s population cannot afford a healthy diet.
Food supplies are disrupted by heatwaves, floods, droughts and wars but are responsible for about 30% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Now more than ever we live in a global world where food is traded as a commodity, but systems that impact and interrupt this trade can have dramatic effects on the food we eat.
On top of this are the complexities of consumer demands, nutrition, climate change, and sustainability.
This micro-credential will give you a broad overview of the global food system today. It will include the current state of food, agriculture and fisheries, the key influences on food systems, the role of government policies and interventions.
It will explore the threats and opportunities the sector faces and what is needed to transition to a more sustainable, resilient food system and what the future of food and farming might look like.
Start Date: 22 Jan 2024
Duration: 12 Weeks
Level: NFQ L9
Application Deadline: 14 Jan 2024
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