Nahrungsmittelsysteme und -sicherheit

  • Type: Seminar (S)
  • Chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften
  • Semester: WS 20/21
  • Time: 2020-10-12
    08:00 - 18:00 once

    08:00 - 18:00 once

    08:00 - 18:00 once

    08:00 - 18:00 once

    08:00 - 18:00 once

  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Mark Rounsevell
    Dr. Richard Fuchs
    Dr. Calum Brown
  • SWS: 2
  • Lv-No.: 6111284
  • Information: Online

Objectives: The course aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the geoecology of food systems and food security globally for the past, present and potential future. A mix of lectures, student exercise and a student project will address both supply and demand issues for food production and its distribution. This includes the management and econ+omics of agricultural systems as well as consumption patterns and human nutritional well-being.

Timing: The course is structured around 6 half-day sessions combining lectures and exercises over 3 days, with an additional period of time for personal study and report writing. Dates: 12-16 October 2020.

Evaluation: based on a student individual report (based on writing up the exercises with extended answers to the questions posed).

Learning outcomes

Understand how in the past present and future:

  1. Global food systems and security are underpined by trends in supply, demand, trade and policy;
  2. How changes in the food system have impacted on the broader environment;
  3. The many trade-offs in the food system that affect how the system will evolve in the future.
Language of instructionEnglish
Organisational issues

Im Block am 12.-16.10.2020