Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

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 ECTS
Organised by
Development Studies

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 language


Modes of study

Participation in virtual studies


Numeric 0-5.

Further information


Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
General UniPID Courses (Development Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules