Chapter 8: Food & Hunger

By learning skills like composting, crop diversification, organic pesticide production, seed multiplication and agro-forestry farmers in Malawi are increasing their ability to feed their families over the long term.

Learning Outcomes

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the major drivers of food insecurity
  • Recognize the role of women in food and nutritional security
  • Classify key food and nutritional sources
  • Identify benefits and risks of genetic engineering

Chapter Outline

  • 8.1 Food Security
  • 8.2 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • 8.3 Chapter Resources


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