Food Systems Transitions


​​​​​​​​We live in exciting times: all around us new ideas, projects and movements are developing in response to the pressing issues with our food system. 
The aim of this course is to explore the various responses to unsustainability in the food system and critical thinking skills to contextualize and assess these responses. Participants will engage with and critique food system transitions (including governance, policy and ideological positions) within the context of food security and food system sustainability. 

Target Audience

 Postgraduate students, professionals and practitioners working in government, corporate or civil society who have an understanding of the current challenges in the food system, and the causes thereof, and who wish to explore the pathways to a more sustainable food system that are being discussed and tested in South Africa and around the world.

What does it cover

 After completion of the course the participant will be able to:
·        Identify the intersection between food system transitions and broader global transitions;
·        Apply food systems thinking;
·        Identify various ideological positions in food debates;
·        Analyse food policy and governance practices.​

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    Short course
    15 July - 20 July 2019
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    R10 800


    Sustainability Institute

    ​At the Sustainability Institute​ ​, we engage in transformative learning towards just and flourishing futures. Our various activities and programmes strive to realise sustainability through learning, explo​ring and applying ways of being that are restorative and generative. Founded in 1999, the Institute is an international living and learning centre for theory and practice in values based, entrepreneurially empowered action towards positive social impact and ecological restoration.​