Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Gain an understanding of sustainable food production and the challenges that farmers face to offer a sustainable food supply.
Kursarten
E-Learning
Fachbereiche

Lebensmittel, Ökologie

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Kursinhalt

Build your knowledge of the processes used by farmers and food producers

Have you ever wondered what makes food sustainable?

On this course, you’ll gain a better understanding of where our food comes from, how it’s produced, and the associated environmental, social and sustainability challenges for EU farmers.

As well as horticulture and arable farming, you’ll explore meat, dairy, and egg production, as you examine different farming systems. You’ll also learn about the innovative technologies available to farmers to boost sustainability so that you can better understand farming challenges, and how farming relates to your food purchases.

This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of EU farming.

It will be particularly useful for professionals working in the food industry who have no background in agriculture.

Kursziele
Develop an informed and balanced understanding of the complexities of sustainable food production in the EU within the context of the global food supply chain.,Investigate how food is produced by EU farmers and explore the trade offs required when considering organic, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable production methods.,Reflect on the challenges faced by farmers and how innovative technologies help them to provide a secure and sustainable food supply for a growing population.,Evaluate the benefits of different farming methods and apply what you’ve learned to your food-buying choices and working priorities.
Anforderungen
This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of EU farming. It will be particularly useful for professionals working in the food industry who have no background in agriculture.
Kurssprache
Englisch
Nächste Durchführungsdaten
  • 9. November 2020-30. November 2020