This course explores the political and economic policy issues surrounding hunger and food security, drawing on many case examples and using Ghana as a case study. The course will provide an overview of some of the core dimensions of global hunger and food security policy issues, including debates over a new green revolution, food aid, fair trade, the impact of expanded biofuels production and the impact of the inter-related financial, food, and fuel crises. The class will incorporate visits to sites in Ghana and discussions with NGOs and other organizations involved in various efforts to enhance food security.
This course requires pre-departure lectures in New York in late May and early June. Check Albert for dates and times.
Prerequisites:CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics, CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods, CORE-GP 1022 Intro to Policy, or equivalents or permission from the instructor.