Food Security and Sustainability: Food Access

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What does it take to provide access to safe and nutritious food every day? In this course, you’ll explore how key actors at the household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food.

You will learn how an individual’s food accessibility depends on social and economic dynamics at the household level. Next, you will unravel the interactions between traders ,retailers, producers and buyers in markets shaping food access at the local level. At national level, you will see how politics and policies influence access to food by negotiating and aligning goals, instruments and modes of governance. You will also learn how debates and negotiations in international organisations create conditions in food trade that influence how access to food is arranged. Finally, you will combine your insights in food access at different levels for composing the big picture, and demonstrate how different level...

What does it take to provide access to safe and nutritious food every day? In this course, you’ll explore how key actors at the household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food.

You will learn how an individual’s food accessibility depends on social and economic dynamics at the household level. Next, you will unravel the interactions between traders ,retailers, producers and buyers in markets shaping food access at the local level. At national level, you will see how politics and policies influence access to food by negotiating and aligning goals, instruments and modes of governance. You will also learn how debates and negotiations in international organisations create conditions in food trade that influence how access to food is arranged. Finally, you will combine your insights in food access at different levels for composing the big picture, and demonstrate how different levels are interrelated. Overall, the course enables you to critically reflect upon what’s on your plate and who influences that selection.

This introductory course is taught by instructors with decades of experience in university teaching and real life projects about access to food all over the world. This course will be beneficial to students, food and nutrition policy makers, development practitioners and trainers at international, national, household and individual level.

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6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
it has been a very great course where you are taught on how to access food to households given challenges like hunger and drought or displaced homes that face warlike effects. learnt quite a lot and my instructors were very professional and good.
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Mutale Mbalamweshi

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
Its a great course that brings out critical knowledge on how food can be accessed by all people in the world if properly applied and implemented. It links the individual household to the national agro value chain that is affected, directly or indirectly by the international trade. The content, the instructors and the providers, were exceptionally excellent in delivering this valuable knowledge. Its the best thing that has happened to me. Cheers!!
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2 years, 3 months ago
It is a great opportunity to be involved in an important topic. You will learn studying the topic from different viewpoints and levels. It provides a good understanding for those who want to learn more about food access, but also to those who like to expand their knowledge.
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2 years, 3 months ago
Great course! It is a diverse mix of inspiring and interesting lectures, quizzes and assignments. I like the fact that the professors come from different disciplines, in this way you’ll learn about the different perspectives in relation to food access. The lectures are accessible to everyone, so if you are new to the topic you will learn the fundamental basics on food access, but if you are a bit more advanced (as I am) there are enough inspiring and challenging options (such as interesting questions, articles, assignments and debates) to extend and deepen your knowledge. In short: I would definitely recommend this course!
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