Course Code: AG
Term: April 2018
Start Date: Apr 16 2018
End Date: Jun 17 2018
Duration: 9 weeks
Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability explores the challenges to ensuring a healthy and sustainable diet for our growing world population, as well as the central role of agriculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The agriculture sector is at the heart of issues such as food security, malnutrition, ecosystem management, and the responsible production and consumption of food. However, without the proper policy frameworks and programs to guide our global food system, there is the risk of exacerbating inequality and harming our environment.
This course discusses:
The course is led by Achim Dobermann of Rothamsted Research, and also features:
Course Structure and Requirements
The course launches on 16 April 2018. Students can enroll anytime after that date and until 17 June 2018. After 17 June 2018, the course content will no longer be available.
Each module (the materials for each week) is made available each Monday, and once the module has been opened it remains open for the duration of the course. These course components can be completed at a time that is convenient for the students; quizzes can be completed anytime before the course ends.
Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours per module
Requirements: An internet connection to access course materials
Certificates: Students who successfully complete the course will receive a digital certificate of proficiency, signed by the course organizers. In order to successfully complete the course, students must score an average of 70% or higher on the quizzes and final exam, all of which are multiple choice. Students who score 85% or higher will receive certificates of proficiency with distinction. NOTE: While this course is not credit granting, we encourage students to work with their own institutions to explore the option of granting credit for online coursework.
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Module 1. The global challenges around food
Module 2. Agriculture at the center of sustainable development
Module 3. Food systems for nutritional security and better health
Module 4. Sustainable intensification of agricultural systems – Part 1
Module 5. Sustainable intensification of agricultural systems – Part 2
Module 6: Rural development for poverty alleviation
Module 7: Action for change
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Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability