Food security in an urbanising society

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Food security in an urbanising society

Time: September 4, 2017 to September 15, 2017
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Website or Map: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertis…
Event Type: short course
Organized By: van Lent
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2016

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Event Description

Today already more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will be risen to two-thirds. The continuous increase of urban population is due to factors like rural-urban migration, natural disasters or livelihood insecurities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s cities is a pressing challenge in this changing world. Delivering nutritious food to cities is a complex problem that is also challenged by natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, which affect food systems globally.

Course objectives

  1. Participants get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas.
  2. Participants are able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues.
  3. Participants are able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies.

Target audience

The course is open to international participants and to MSc students of Wageningen University, preferably active in one of the following fields: rural/urban/spatial planning, agribusiness development, rural/urban livelihood governance, food and nutrition security and sustainable development. Several years of professional work experience and at least a BSc level are additional assets. Proficiency in English is a must.

More information and online registration please visit our website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_food_security_urbanizing_society_2017.htm

Course factsheet

For this course are fellowships available.

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