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Sustainable Food Security

Food Access

Food access: Learn about food supply and food security

Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate? In this environmental studies course, you’ll explore how key actors at household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food. You will understand why the choices you make have been predestined. And you will learn what it takes to provide access to a safe and nutritious food supply every day.

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

Wageningen University is specialized

The University of Wageningen offers an excellent combination of conducting research worldwide and educating in the area of ‘healthy food and living environment’. The institute ranks among the top Dutch universities and has scored the third place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Ranking 2017 for research performance. Learn from professors who have gained decades of experience from both teaching at a specialized university and real life projects about access to food worldwide.

This is why you should sign up

If you want to understand the basics of access to food and food decision-making from a multilevel perspective, you can sign up as a:

  • student
  • food and nutrition policy maker
  • development practitioner and trainer at international, national, household and individual level

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Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 - 8 hours per week
Starts Sep 4 (33 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Wageningen University & Research, WageningenX via edX
Instructors Dr. ir. Marrit van den Berg, Prof. dr. Hilde Bras, Dr. Jeroen Candel, Dr. Jessica Duncan, Prof. dr. Ewout Frankema, Prof. dr. Peter Oosterveer, Dr. ir. Maja Slingerland, Dr. ir. Sietze Vellema, Marrit van den Berg, Hilde Bras, Jeroen Candel, Jessica Duncan, Ewout Frankema, Peter Oosterveer, Maja Slingerland, Sietze Vellema
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Subjects Social Sciences Science Personal Development
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Food Department $28k

Food cook $31k

Food Processor $39k

Fast Food $42k

Food demonstrator $49k

Food and Beverage 2 $51k

Food Scientist (Food Solutions) $53k

Food $62k

Food Consultant $63k

Food Chemist $66k

Food Professional $66k

Food Science $86k

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 - 8 hours per week
Starts Sep 4 (33 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Wageningen University & Research, WageningenX via edX
Instructors Dr. ir. Marrit van den Berg, Prof. dr. Hilde Bras, Dr. Jeroen Candel, Dr. Jessica Duncan, Prof. dr. Ewout Frankema, Prof. dr. Peter Oosterveer, Dr. ir. Maja Slingerland, Dr. ir. Sietze Vellema, Marrit van den Berg, Hilde Bras, Jeroen Candel, Jessica Duncan, Ewout Frankema, Peter Oosterveer, Maja Slingerland, Sietze Vellema
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Personal Development
Tags Social Sciences Food & Nutrition

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