Forestry and Food Security

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Course Code: 
CFE 2205
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course introduces students to the concept of food security and linkages between forests and trees, food security and livelihoods of people.  Course objectives

  • To familiarise the students with the important foods from forests and trees and the linkages between forestry and food security.
  • To expose students to methodology for integrating food security and nutritional concerns into forestry programmes and projects
  • To provide students basic knowledge in exploring the potential food-medicinal and nutritional values of forest/tree foods.


Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, students should:·         Become familiar with the general contemporary issues and debates regarding forestry & food security.·         Be able to explain the concept of food security/insecurity from various perspectives.·         Identify & communicate the main benefits, opportunities and constraints forestry in ensuring food security.·         Place forestry nutrition in a historical context, and relate it to current trends that may shape its future development.·         Describe, analyze and critically evaluate the different approaches to enhancing the contribution of forestry to food security from a sustainable development perspective, within a local & globalised food system.

Forestry and Food Security
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