Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Living Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Food Security and Rural Education

  • R. John Halsey
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_335-3



The purpose of this chapter is to consider how rural education, and rural schools more particularly, might contribute towards food security. The practice and policy context for this is Australia which, it is recognized, has points of distinction when compared to other countries. Notwithstanding, there are ways to generalize from the specificity of the Australian context, including through a set of principles for progressing an ethics of sustainability which are presented and considered later.

Why an ethics of sustainability? Why link it with food production, food security, and schools in rural contexts? Fundamentally because profiling an ethics of sustainability brings together critical matters of choice with regard to purpose, and principally moralpurpose, and taking action to “do what is right, to do what is required” in the light of overwhelming evidence. Food production and distribution and security...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education and Communities in the School of EducationFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia