Food, Water and Environment
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- 31 Jul 2023
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Contextualise cultural and economic practices of food production and consumption and water management at a local and global level.
Demonstrate and apply ethical and cultural awareness to the food and water security issues.
Investigate capacities for local food production and/or water management in a selected case study area.
Discuss how food and water security are affected by climate change and how they can adapt.
- • Global food systems.
- • Food security.
- • The Commons.
- • Water security.
- • Water politics.
- • Climate change responses.
- • Land and resource competition.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 120 credit points of subjects at Level one. Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PLA4CFD (Climate Futures: Planning for Risk and Uncertainty), or PLA3CFD (Climate Futures: Planning for Risk and Uncertainty), or PLA3FWE (Securing Food, Water and the Environment) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
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By 2050, the world will be faced with the challenge of providing water, food and a sustainable environment for an estimated 9 billion human inhabitants. Securing our environmental well-being and sustaining global and local food and water supplies are three of the most critical problems faced by current and future generations. Patterns of food production, land use, consumption and the globalisation of food systems as well as processes of urbanisation and climate change have implications for community health, cultural practices, and economic well-being. This subject examines the role of food production and consumption in securing land and water resources and providing for healthy communities. Case studies, drawn from Latin America, Asia, and Australia, will explore the policy, socio-cultural practices, and economies of food production and consumption, emphasising, as well, the role of water security and sustainable development. You will explore, critique, and develop strategies, policies, techniques and actions for addressing the interconnected challenges of securing food, water, and the environment.
- Essay or Strategic Project Proposal (1800 words) (40%)
- Minor Essay or Policy Paper (1500 words) (30%)
- 3 x Online Quizzes (10% each) (600 words equivalent) (30%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.