GEOG 2014

Geographies of Food

An understanding of the political economic, socio-cultural and environmental factors that influence the pathways of food is essential for geographers, perhaps especially for those interested in the Caribbean and other plantation-based societies. The course aims to provide a framework for the analysis of geographic factors which influence the location and distribution of agricultural activity and food marketing and consumption, with specific reference to the tropics. A key issue will be the role of historical, political economic and socio-cultural factors as geographic variables in agricultural production, marketing and consumption in the Caribbean region. The course will provide a holistic view of agricultural and rural history and development, which will complement other geography courses which offer a Caribbean focus.

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