Subject: Agriculture
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 3 only
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: AGBIO (Dean's Office)


This course will introduce students to issues of global food security. Examples taken from the origins of agriculture to modern practices are used to illustrate themes, including sustainable agriculture, food quality and quantity, plant and animal breeding, genetically modified organisms, and productivity improvement. An overview of the food distribution system, the impact of malnourishment and chronic poverty are also presented.

Prerequisite(s): completion of 30 credit units at the university level

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