This course is a study into the complex issue of world hunger. Drawing on a global citizenship and
equity framework, students will closely examine and analyze the structural causes of hunger and
poverty in Canada as well as at an international level. Common misconceptions will be explored which
include the necessity of a second green revolution, trickle-down development and the lack of productivity in small-scale farming.
The course presents the analysis of hunger alleviation strategies through a food sovereignty
perspective, exploring the right to food, access to land, control over resources and local decisionmaking.
Students will conclude the course by examining local hunger alleviation strategies within an international perspective and will present opportunities for surmounting the barriers in these situations.