MSc Global Food Security and Nutrition | The University of Edinburgh

MSc Global Food Security and Nutrition | The University of Edinburgh

November 1, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


Global food security and nutrition is
one of the biggest problems facing our planet. According to the World Food
Programme, approximately 800 million people worldwide are undernourished and there
has been a worrying increase in recent years, while nearly two billion are
overweight or obese. In countries like the UK and the USA, one third of food
bought is wasted. On top of this agriculture is a significant contributor
to climate change and biodiversity loss. The University of Edinburgh’s Global
Academy of Agriculture and Food Security has created an online masters programme
in Global Food Security and Nutrition to help students examine the underlying
causes of – and potential solutions to – these startling issues. This varied,
richly illustrated programme brings the excellence of a University of Edinburgh
masters programme to your home, where you will explore how we create food systems
that provide healthy, safe, nutritious food without causing environmental harm.
You will be learning from experts in food security assessment, agricultural
economics, food policy and law, sustainable development, environmental
management and livestock and crop genetics. Issues covered will include: how
we measure food security, the impact of technology, workers rights, consumption,
sustainable diets and much, much, more. Careers in food security and nutrition
range from those in research and commentary, to hands-on technical
professions. A postgraduate qualification can provide the critical skills,
substantial credible knowledge base and advanced problem-solving tools necessary
to advance your progression in this field. To find out more about this
fantastic programme, visit us on the website at the address below.