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‘Urban Agriculture Policy Making’ amongst courses offered at Ryerson University

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Five courses are being offered online through Ryerson University’s Food Security Certificate

The courses start on May 4th, 2013

Two of those courses are particularly relevant for anyone interested in urban issues: Urban Food Security, and Urban Agriculture Policy Making. Instructors include leading experts in these topics, among them the coordinator of the Toronto Food Policy Council, the director of the Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security, and the manager of the Vancouver Food Strategy.

The course urban agriculture policy making focuses on how urban agriculture and food systems policies and programs can best be formulated and implemented. It discusses various tools and methodologies for analyzing stakeholders, farming systems, land uses, and regulatory frameworks. It will examine a number of common stages of policy making including strategic planning, formulation of action projects and policies, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The course highlights cases from a wide array of cities and national governments around the world.

See more about the course here.