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FOOD SECURITY 102 Research Presented at University of Hawaii


Posted on May 16, 2014



NDPTC is in the process of developing two separate FEMA certified training courses approaching the various aspects of food security on a National level

Food security is increasingly recognized as a global issue only made more complicated by factors such as climate change, sea-level rise, urbanization, integrated economic markets, and population growth.  As part of the development process for the Food Security 102 course, NDPTC involved graduate students from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii, to tackle this topic as part of their practicum class.  This year the practicum group took on NDPTC as their client.  Their assigned task was to address the highly complex issue of food security and integrate urban planning, disaster management and food security to form the foundation for an 8-hour training course designed to teach communities how to build more resilient food systems.

On Wednesday, May 14, a team of graduate students from the University of Hawaii, Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) presented the culmination of a semester long practicum project to their client, NDPTC.

The content presented by the DURP team delves into each of these factors by outlining the scalar and sectoral challenges to resilient food security as well as the myriad of policies, legislation, and institutions that play a role in defining the safety, access, availability, and stability of food. The student team members were Chris Archer, Laura Comstock, Hunter Heaivilin, Greg Nakai, Gabriela Orantes, and Hendri Yuzal.


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