290116 VU Geographies of Food: Global Food Systems at a Crossroads Between Food Security and Sustainability (2019W)
- Registration is open from Mo 02.09.2019 07:00 to Mo 16.09.2019 23:59
- Registration is open from Th 19.09.2019 17:00 to Tu 24.09.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until We 30.10.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
• Regular attendance and active participation (presence in at least 80% of the sessions, presence in the 13 Dec 2019 session is mandatory)
• Active participation in the online course forum
• Preparation of a stakeholder role description of max. 1000 words
• Writing of a term paper of max. 3000 words (excluding references)
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
The online posts for each session must be posted in the forum until the beginning of the next session. Students must select five posts of their own work with max. 400 words each (excl. references), compile them in a word-document and send them to the lecturer by 19 January 2020.
The stakeholder/facilitator role description with max. 1000 words (excl. references) must be send to the lecturer until 25 November 2019.
The term paper of max. 3000 words (excl. references) must be send to the lecturer by 28 February 2020.
The term paper will count 50%, the online posts 30% and the character description 20% of the final mark. All assignments must be passed individually in order to pass the course. An assignment is passed with a minimum grade of 4.
100 - 86 % - grade 1
85 - 71 % - grade 2
70 - 56 % - grade 3
55 - 41 % - grade 4
40 - 0 % - grade 5
Arneth, A. et al (2019): IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security and Greehouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Summary for Policy Makers (approved draft); url: https://www.ipcc.ch/srccl-report-download-page/ (22.8.2019)
Committee on World Food Security, High Level Panel of Experts (2019): Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition: A report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security: Summary and Recommendations; url: http://www.fao.org/cfs/cfs-hlpe/en/ (22.8.2019)
Dagevos, H. et al (2013): Sustainability and meat consumption: is reduction realistic?: Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 9:2, url: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15487733.2013.11908115 (30.8.2019)
Gibson, M. (2012): Food Security – A Commentary: What Is It and Why Is It So Complicated?: Foods 2012 1:1, url: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302220/ (30.8.2019)
Godfray, H. C. J. et al (2010): The future of the global food system: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 365 (2769-2777), url: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rstb.2010.0180 (22.8.2019)
iPES Food (2017): Too big to feed: Exploring the impacts of mega-mergers, consolidation and concentration of power in the agri-food sector: Executive Summary, Url: http://www.ipes-food.org/_img/upload/files/Concentration_FullReport.pdf (22.8.2019)
Pretty, Jules et al (2011): Sustainable intensification in African agriculture: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9:1 5-24, Url: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.3763/ijas.2010.0583?needAccess=true& (28.8.2019)
Springman, M. et al. (2018): Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits: Nature 562 (519-525); url: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328200342_Options_for_keeping_the_food_system_within_environmental_limits (22.8.2019)
Ronto, Rimante et al (2018): The global nutrition transition: trends, disease burdens and policy interventions: Public Health Nutrition: 21:12; url: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/global-nutrition-transition-trends-disease-burdens-and-policy-interventions/3D16D0E7E7CAA32B3AE8CF72F99216A4 (28.8.2019)
Sajjad, A. et al (2015): Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Motivators and Barriers: Bus. Strat. Env. 24 643-655; url: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bse.1898 (28.8.2019)
Steffen, W. et al (2015): Planetary Boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet: Science 347: 6223; url: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/347/6223/1259855 (28.8.2019)
All readings and an updated reading list will be available on Moodle from 30 September 2019.