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Courses - Fall 2021
NFSC
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NFSC230
Global Nutrition Sensitive Food Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: NFSC100 and NFSC112.
Additional information: The course will be taught online by the faculty from the University of Maryland and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 2 aims to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. West African is among the most food insecure regions with an estimated 31% of the population projected to be food insecure by 2024. Additionally, the World Health Organization estimates that by 2020, Non-Communicable Diseases will account for 80% of the global burden of disease, causing seven out of every 10 deaths in developing countries. A number of initiatives have been tried to leverage agriculture as a more powerful tool to tackle the persistent problems of food insecurity and poor health. This course will prepare students to develop global solutions fit for local contexts that bridge the gap between agriculture and its largely unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits.