Capita Selecta: Food crisis? Strategies to transform our food system

In collaboration with Petra Derkzen of the chairgroup Rural Sociology (RSO) the series Food Farmers and Forks can be followed as one of the learning activities in Capita Selecta course under the code RSO 51303 ‘Agricultural and Rural Innovation Processes’. The Food Farmer Fork lecture series together with the book: Food movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food System (ed. Eric Holt-Giménez; see foodfirst.org) and a written essay form the basis of the course. read more on RSO weblog

So, listen to critical lectures on the role that social movements can play in rural development, the future for European farmers after the CAP, the contribution of urban agriculture to food security and consider your own Ecological Footprint in the Food Farmer Fork series! And, the course literature consists of a just released and super timely book which gives the necessary background and concepts to understand the relationships between food sovereignty, resilient food systems and social movements. We will read Part I. You will learn to formulate your own vision on these relationships through the course essay assignment. read full course outline

Credits: 3

Language: English

Start: Tuesday evening 1th of November. Lectures/activities; every tuesday evening until 13th of December. Deadline essay delivery Friday 14th of December.

Subscribe to the course at Boerengroep st.boerengroep@wur.nl

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