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Short course: Food System transitions

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Recognising the structural inequalities in the food system, and its large-scale negative impacts on the environment is key to exploring existing and proposed alternatives and responses. This course offers an overview of various responses, places them in the context of broader global transitions and provides some frameworks to guide analysis.

Such questions and explorations require engagements with theories of food systems, food and agriculture governance and policy, as well as food regimes, transitions and change. These are key themes that run through this course.

South Africa has its own manifestations of food system change initiatives. For example: the organic farming and permaculture movements, Slow Food convivia, and the more recent formation of what seems to be a broader social movement uniting around food sovereignty.

This course will introduce participants to some of these alternatives, even visiting a few of them during the week, and encourage critical analysis via the various conceptual frameworks introduced during the week.

For more information please visit http://www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/learn/short-courses/learning-modules/141-food-system-transitions-new and to apply online visit http://www.usb-ed.com/Courses/Pages/Course-details.aspx?Course=Food-Systems-Transitions&CID=143&region=South%20Africa

Applications for short courses close strictly 10 working days before a course commences, accompanied by full payment of the course fees. For more information please contact Nicole Adams at nicolette.adams@usb-ed.com or +27 21 918 4207.