EVST-3910 : Sustainable Food Systems

Environmental Studies | College of Arts and Sciences | UG

  • LSAP Goal 1 Response to the Cry of the Earth
  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 3 Ecological Economics
  • LSAP Goal 4 Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 2 Zero Hunger
  • 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 15 Life on Land

About this Course

Agroecology can be defined in many ways but, in general, it is the ecology of sustainable food systems. Agroecology as a research practice recognizes that agriculture has ecological, social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions. By the end of this course you should: understand the ecological and environmental characteristics that affect agricultural production, have an appreciation of the ecological, social, economic, and political complexities associated with developing sustainable food systems, improve your ability to critically examine and discuss agroecological literature, and be able to answer a research question related to food systems/agriculture using existing published papers.