Singapore University of Social Sciences

Future of Food and Agriculture

Future of Food and Agriculture (PSS333)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Synopsis

PSS333 Future of Food and Agriculture introduces the students to the changing notion of food and how we grow and eat it. This paradigm shift in agriculture is driven by the need to feed a growing population whilst tackling the issue of environmental degradation. Increasing food production is just one part of the solution; this course highlights the need to consider other factors such as the provision of nutritional food for the population. Research and scientific development in this area have resulted in numerous innovations, leading to a food and agriculture revolution. With food production being rapidly transformed, there is a need to assimilate these changes within the social and economy-wide context. This course aims to educate students on the challenges relating to food and agriculture with the objective of not just producing more food, but also of considering strategies for optimal food quality and food production systems.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Diversity of food production systems
  • Environmental impact of food production systems
  • Global food production and consumption
  • Community needs assessment
  • Designing agri-food policies
  • Agricultural investment
  • Agriculture engineering
  • Climate smart production system
  • Future of farming
  • Urban farming
  • Trends and challenges in food production
  • Boosting production and resilience

Learning Outcome

  • Compare food production systems
  • Appraise access to safe food
  • Analyse the use of technology in food production systems
  • Examine agri-food policies
  • Implement community needs assessment
  • Illustrate environmental impact on food production
  • Discuss development in food and agriculture
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