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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MAKE0434 Food and development (UniPID virtual studies) 5 op
Organised by
Development Studies
Person in charge
Toni Haapanen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The student will:
1. broaden and deepen understanding of linkages between food and sustainable global development
2. become acquainted with research conducted on food systems and food security in developing countries
3. actively participate in discussions where food and development are reflected critically from various viewpoints.


The course examines food production, distribution and consumption from the perspectives of development, sustainability and global change. The concept of food system is introduced for approaching and analysing food commodity chains as entities that are embedded in ecological, political, economical and cultural environments. Problematics related to food security are discussed in regard to different geographical scales and in the light of case studies. The course will also briefly introduce different forms of alternative food systems and their current significance for the global South.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 0 h 10 h
Group work
Independent work

Virtual Studies: Lectures, group discussions, literature

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English
Participation in online teaching and Study journal / learning diary

Participation in online teaching and Study journal / learning diary
- Watching the virtual lectures (~ 10 h)
- Reading the texts related to the lectures
- Presenting a short essay and participating in group discussions on the themes of the lectures and the texts
- Writing a learning diary based on lectures, texts and discussions

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The final mark will be based on participation in the group discussions and the learning diary.

Study materials

Literature will be announced in the beginning of the course.


Further information

The number of course participants is limited to 70. Master’s level students and those registered for the UniPID Minor in Development Studies program will be prioritized in the selection.
For further information, please send an email to: toni.haapanen(at)utu.fi.

Planned times of teaching: See UniPID website www.unipid.fi
Registration: http://www.unipid.fi/en/courses/

Belongs to following study modules

Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
General UniPID Courses (Development Studies)
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Development Studies