The Master of Science Degree in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture provides an in depth scientific understanding of food security and sustainable agriculture globally, regionally, nationally, at community and household level.
The programme will equip students with skills, principles, strategies and analytical techniques relating to food security and sustainable agriculture. The programme will create links with Non-Governmental Organisations, and Government Departments so that students can appreciate the nature of real life food insecurity challenges facing individuals, households, communities and the nation. The research component in the programme provide students with skills of finding the current food security status of households, evaluation of food security programmes and finding practical solutions to pressing food insecurity challenges.
On completion of the programme, students are expected to:
- have an understanding of the global context of food insecurity including its main causes;
- carry out food security and vulnerability assessment using different approaches;
- be able to conduct independent research and produce food security and sustainable agriculture reports in a number of different formats (e.g. written, verbal);
- analyse food security intervention strategies;
- be able to design policies that enhance food security at global, continental, national and household level.
Graduates from this programme can embark on careers in research, consultancy, policy formulation and project management for international organisations, government departments and national agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), research institutes, academia, commercial companies across the world and various organs of the United Nations including the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).