Undergraduate Course: Sustainable Agri-food Systems: Development and Evaluation (VETS10033)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course takes an exhilarating ride through agri-food systems. It looks beyond the farm gate to consider the life cycle of food in its complexities. The course will be taught through a range of in-depth case studies covering issues from social equity to micronutrient deficiencies to analyse agri-food systems.
The course will be taught in blocks - the first introducing the case study and the second will be student led analysis of this case study
This course will consist of case-studies developing the knowledge set introduced in the Year 3 course 'Sustainable Agri-food Systems: Development and Evaluation' covering topics such as : Land rights case studies in South America; Natural resource governance in Scotland (land water, government, labour, trade offs); Scientific innovation for peasant farms in China; research and development projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Analyse a series of case studies against a range of sustainability frameworks including the SDGs
- Identify opportunities for future innovation or improvement within case-studies, with a focus on the challenges of poverty, equity, food security, and human health and planetary health.
- Describe trade-offs and synergies for sustainability within every case-study.
- Analyse the contested discourses surrounding food systems.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research and enquiry - will be developed through involvement in tutorials, laboratories and field visits
Enquiry and lifelong learning - will be developed through independent learning, supported by tutorials
Aspiration and personal development - will be developed through involvement in tutorials, laboratories and field visits
Outlook and engagement - will be developed through involvement in tutorials, laboratories and field visits
Personal and intellectual autonomy - will be developed through involvement in tutorials, laboratories and field visits
Personal effectiveness - will be developed through managing independent learning and involvement in tutorials, laboratories and field visits
Communication - will be developed through involvement in tutorials, laboratories and field visits
|Keywords||Global agrifood systems,case-studies,SDGs,challenges,innovations
|Course organiser||Dr Alfy Gathorne-Hardy
Tel: (0131 6)50 5412
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)51 7454