Agriculture, Food and Nutrition in the Developing World

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Agriculture, Food and Nutrition in the Developing World

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Geography, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (GE101 or GE102) or TE113

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the importance of agricultural and food systems and nutrition in the `developing` world. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of increasing malnutrition and food system change as major obstacles to meaningful national development, especially in the Pacific Islands. The course is of particular relevance for students interested in careers in national planning, environmental or resource management and food and nutrition development or home economics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.