It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.
Through the programs below, students delve into the dynamics surrounding food and agriculture sectors in a range of nations around the world, seeking to understand what solutions are offered for development, and how alleviating hunger may yet be possible.
Food Equity and Sustainable Agriculture
Explore how access to food is linked to socioeconomic status, geography, race, and health in Colorado.
Community Food and Housing
Work directly with TECHO, a youth led organization seeking to overcome poverty through the joint work of families and volunteers in Peru.
Effective Management of Marine Resources
Learn about the interplay between culture, innovation, and necessity in the use of water within Japan.