AFTP Course - Agriculture and Society

Organised by AFTP

Sustainability requires the balance of economic, social and environmental aspects of our lives, which are inextricably tied together. Truly sustainable, efficient food production requires that these three pillars of sustainable development are considered carefully.

Topics will include food systems and supply chains, social concerns, ethics, controversies such as organic v conventional farming, and the development of GMOs, the conflicts between production, market, environment and culture, and future challenges around such things as climate change and resource competition. It will provide farmers and agri-food businesses, NGOs and government agencies an insight into current perspectives on ethical issues surrounding food production at the local, regional and global scale.