THE WORLD FOOD SYSTEM

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Economics

Course Number: 
213
Institution: 
Smith College
Examination of changing international patterns of food production and distribution to shed light on the paradox of world hunger in the face of global food abundance. Explores the development of modern agricultural practices and their advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional farming methods. Considers the transformation of third-world agriculture in the context of increasing concentration in agricultural production and marketing, the debate over food aid, technology transfer to developing countries, GATT/WTO agricultural agreements, and structural adjustment/globalization policies. Prerequisite: ECO 150.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39887-S13

Course Sections

THE WORLD FOOD SYSTEM
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Nola Reinhardt

nreinhar@smith.edu

TTh 10:30-11:50

SEELYE 101