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AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century

Short Description: Food Security in 21st Century
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 050101 - Agricultural Science
Grading basis : Graded

Synopsis

This course introduces food security as a concept whereby world populations have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. The threats to food security are outlined including those caused by natural phenomena, demographic, logistical and economic issues and changes to the political state of world regions. The role of improvements in agricultural production are extensively explored including methods for maximising crop productivity, soil and water conservation techniques, improvements in farming technologies and practices, logistical enhancements and economic and political considerations.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online