Through this self-paced course, students will take 6 weeks to learn about where their food comes from and how people access food. The course will discuss food access in regards to the history of food manufacturing, social and economic dynamics in households, local level interactions in the markets, and national scale politics and policies. Students will learn basic principles of food access, will understand actors’ choices influencing food access, and will discern dilemmas at various levels to understand the impact on connections to food access.
This free course is taught by a variety of development instructors Wageningen University. The course is geared towards students, food and nutrition policy makers, and development practitioners at various levels. Participants can expect to spend 6 to 8 hours a week on classes and assignments. They can also pay to receive a verified certificate of completion.