Mapping and analysing the diversity of food systems research at WUR
MSc Thesis Project
Rural Sociology & WCDI
The topic: The concept of food systems has emerged recently as a buzzword. Across Wageningen University and Research (WUR) researchers are using the concept and applying it in different ways. This thesis will review the different ways food systems are being defined and applied across WUR.
The research process will involve:
- Literature review on food systems
- Data collection (e.g. comprehensive analysis of WUR-based activities around food systems; interviews)
- Analysis with the aim of: 1) mapping the food systems landscape at WUR; 2) categorizing the diversity of concepts and approaches; 3) analyzing points of coherence and contention across these concepts.
- Conclusions with possible recommendations
Pre-requisites: completed at least two social sciences courses (preferably with RSO); keen interest in food systems research; interdisciplinary background an asset.
Start date: ASAP
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