Publication Date

Summer 9-21-2013

Degree Name

MA in Sustainable Development

First Advisor

Christian Parenti

Abstract

This paper includes a brief history of the human food system. It includes an exploration of the formation of the food system, the development of the modernized food and agriculture system, and challenges arisen throughout. Additionally, a specific case study into Mongolia and the unique geography of its food system is highlighted. The purpose of providing the case study is to consider challenges of a food system in transition amidst development in one country. Recommendations for Mongolia anent sustainable development are provided.

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Asian Studies | International and Community Nutrition | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies | Urban Studies and Planning