Food Security

Food security focuses on ensuring people’s right to food – creating sustainable food systems based on social justice and democratic decision-making. This unique, fully online, leading-edge program explores food-related health and education issues, food policy, environmental sustainability, human rights, and alleviation of food insecurity. Help address food issues by working in civil society organizations and public sector agencies in Canada and worldwide. Learn how to engage the private sector to initiate the transformation to a more equitable and sustainable system of production, processing, and marketing. Our food security teaching team is recognized internationally in the field. Having lived and worked around the globe, they understand the challenges of implementing food security in Canada and the developing world.

Course syllabus:

  1. Markets, Food Systems/Food Policy

  2. Food Security Concepts and Principles

  3. Food Policy and Programs for Food Security

  4. Applied Research Methods and Evaluation

  5. Urban Food Security

  6. Gender and Food Security