This course encourages critical, evidence-driven analysis of effective government policy responses to food security and nutrition challenges in low-income countries. Through lecture, discussion, case studies, and secondary data analysis, students will be able to: discuss the range of policy levers that are used to enact national food security policy in developing countries; describe evidence of the effectiveness of these policies and programs in improving food security, poverty, and nutrition in different contexts; analyze key sources of food and socio-economic data to understand and inform policy-relevant decisions; and produce reasoned and critical writing to influence critical policy debates.
Nutrition, Food Security, and Development
NUTR 203: Fundamentals of Public Policy AND NUTR 238: Economics of Food Policy Analysis, or instructor consent. NOTE: Prerequisites may not be taken concurrently with NUTR 304.