Feeding 9 billion by 2050?: A critical review of international policy proposals
Food security was thrust back onto the international agenda in 2008 when the FAO declared that for the first time, more than 1 billion people were going hungry. At this moment of enhanced crisis, others looked ahead and asked if we have trouble feeding the world’s 7 billion people now how will we feed the estimated 9 billion in 2050? This focus on feeding 9 billion by 2050 resonated with international policy actors who responded with multiple strategies to potentially address this problem.
This BSc thesis will undertake a systematic literature review of the problem framings and policy proposals that have been advanced to address this challenge.
The thesis student is expected to:
- Develop a related research question
- Undertake a systematic literature review
- Map the framings of the policy problem
- Map the proposed solutions
- Select key policy documents for deeper analysis
- Undertake a critical analysis of these documents to arrive at a conclusion about the policy implications related to the discourse of “feeding 9 billion by 2050”
- Write up process as a BSc thesis in Rural Sociology
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