Do you have a keen passion and interest in food security? Then, register today for the post-degree Certificate in Food Security at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. An urban agriculture course series has been developed as part of the elective offerings in partnership between Ryerson University and the RUAF Foundation. Students can do this series of four urban agriculture courses separate from the certificate if they so wish and receive an official university award of completion.
The certificate explores the challenges of creating sustainable food systems based on social justice and democratic decision-making that will ensure the right of dignified access to healthy food. The program’s perspective on food security is local and global covering both rural and urban situations. Participants will learn how to strengthen the sustainability of city food systems through the development of innovative urban agriculture policy and practices. They will also learn the challenges facing rural farming communities worldwide and explore the possibilities for supporting farming livelihoods and rebuilding local food systems for the public good. An essential part of the certificate is also building a student’s understanding of how the food policy environment determines food security outcomes and the necessity for collaborative, inclusive, transparent and accountable approaches to food policy planning and implementation.
For more information on how to register for the courses offered starting on September 10, 2018, contact Reg Noble (Academic Coordinator) at food [at] ryerson [dot] ca. Registration is open until the end of the first week of the courses.