AFTP Course - Livestock, Livelihoods and Food Security

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Monday, 7 October, 2019 - 09:00
Online, University of Reading

This course will provide an in-depth overview of the livelihoods and food security issues deriving from farmed livestock across a global range of production systems. Focusing on the main classes of farmed livestock (dairy, beef, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry), you will explore the opportunities and challenges of keeping livestock as a means of acquiring and maintaining food security at a household, national, and global level.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the key opportunities and challenges in terms of supporting livelihoods associated with keeping livestock
  • Critically appraise the contribution livestock make in a range of different settings to the development of food security
  • Use appropriate tools to identify reliable information and literature on a given topic
  • Communicate research findings clearly
  • Demonstrate good academic practice in the use, citation and referencing of source material