The nexus between people, land and food has had far reaching consequences on the environment. The ways in which our society uses and transforms land to produce food has impacted our world more than any other environmental change. Land being the beginning point, and as a component of environment, (Pedolithosphere) the interface with the humans and human activities has often left both temporal and indelible consequences on multifaceted spheres of the environment. Degradation and less food production is a common consequence. This ubiquitously leads to environmental degradation which further complicates the food production and impacts food security and nutrition. Over time populations have been increasing threatening to outburst the land resource that is the basis for food production but does this spell doom for the human population?

The course People Land and Food will focus on the modernism in agricultural production and systems, consumption trends, impact of population growth on the agricultural land use and the subsequent impact on the environment.