Course: Food Production and Consumption

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys
13th - 17th January 2020 01654 704966 Short Courses

Cost: waged £750; low waged / concessions £700

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Join students from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment for an in-depth look at the global food system, understanding the problems in terms of impacts on the environment and human health and wellbeing, and exploring possible solutions.

At the end of the course you will be able to critically evaluate how current markets, policies and consumer behaviour could be transformed to ensure greater sustainability in food production and resource use.

Key Information

  • Duration: five days
  • Dates: Mon 13 – Fri 17 January 2020
  • Start and finish times: starts at 11am and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board accommodation

Course content

A series of lectures, interactive seminars and input from external speakers will cover topics including:

  • Worldviews of food and natural resources
  • Food production
  • Global and local markets
  • Vertical integration of agriculture
  • Machinery and transportation in food production
  • Economics and labour associated with food and natural resources
  • Environmental externalities
  • Poverty
  • Food choice, diets and health

Tutor Profile

You will be taught by a range of expert lecturers and guest lecturers from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment. Guest speakers on this course have included Professor Tim Lang and Dr Pamela Mason.

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