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- Geographies of food security: key concepts and this unit
- Introduction to the concept, dimensions and measurements of food security
- Scale and food security patterns
- Population growth, settlement patterns and urbanisation
- Geographies of food consumption
- Environmental challenges: climate change, water availability and adaptation
- Global food networks, supply chains and vertical integration
- Food insecurity, conflict and aid
- Food Safety: protecting populations and controlling markets
- Sustainable livelihoods case study: small holder settlers in Papua New Guinea
- Urban agriculture and farmers markets
- Indigenous food security: from land conflict to health promotions
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject will provide an insight into the global food situation and the challenge to increase food production given the contexts of population growth and increased competition over access to resources. A range of topics will be examined through case studies from Australia and its region. These case studies will highlight the linkages between urban, peri-urban and rural landscapes, economies and societies.
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- Exercise A (25%)
- Report (50%)
- Exercise B (25%)
Textbooks are not required.