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Community-Based Food Systems: Five-Week Online Course

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The cultivation, preparation, distribution, and consumption of food are practices that shape how we organize ourselves socially, economically and politically. Control over food is central to the sustainability and self-determination of communities. In this seminar, you will learn about different approaches to building community-based food systems and movements for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. Together, we will evaluate various strategies for protecting community food resources and rebuilding local food economies, as well as the factors that threaten these efforts. With special consideration for marginalized communities in the global North and South, students will develop a conceptual toolkit and set of resources to help them assess the limitations and possibilities of their own community’s food system.

This course, offered by Village Earth/Duke University, is taught by Food First Research Coordinator Tanya Kerssen.

Deadline to register: January 15. Register online.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
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