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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CVFN 413</span>

CVFN 413 Urban Agriculture Policy-Making


Certificate Credit
Community Services Program Area


Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $608.83* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


This course discusses participatory policy formulation processes leading to sustainable development and institutionalisation of urban agriculture. It starts discussing tools and methodologies for analysing stakeholders, farming systems, land uses, and regulatory frameworks. Next steps involve strategic planning, followed by the formulation of action projects and policies and their implementation (considering contrasting disciplinary perspectives), and finally, monitoring and evaluation. The course highlights lessons from a wide array of cities around the world.

Note: This course has been developed in partnership with ETC-Urban Agriculture (ETC-UA) and the Resource Centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF), with technical support provided by The Chang School.

This course is part of a portfolio of four distance education courses on urban agriculture, including the following: CVFN 410, CVFN 411, CVFN 412, and CVFN 413. These courses comprise a course series; students who complete all four courses will receive a professional achievement award. For more information, visit Course Series in Urban Agriculture.

Distance Course Outline (subject to change)

Spring/Summer 2017
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Fall 2017
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Winter 2018
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Spring/Summer 2018
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Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 07 May 2018-28 Jul 2018

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