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Nov 28th 2016

This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Nov 14th 2016

Learn about the impact of infectious disease on sustainable animal-based food production by understanding the science of growth, immunity, and infection and by learning the problem-solving skills needed to advance animal health and food production through optimal management practices.

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Nov 14th 2016

La seguridad agroalimentaria es uno de los mayores problemas a nivel mundial debido a que existen millones de personas que no tienen acceso diario a los alimentos. Por ello, es necesario revisar el concepto y analizar su importancia, elementos para la construcción de políticas para generar seguridad alimentaria, así como los riesgos e implicaciones de no implementar estas políticas. Al hacerlo, puede contribuirse al reto global actual, el cual, requiere tomar conciencia de estos aspectos mejorar las condiciones de acceso, disponibilidad, estabilidad y utilización de alimentos.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Nov 14th 2016

El curso aborda la desnutrición como problema multicausal que precisa trabajar en una nueva estrategia multisectorial. Se ofrecen herramientas para la puesta en práctica de un programa integrado desde el agua y el saneamiento, la seguridad alimentaria, la nutrición y la salud.

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Oct 25th 2016

Learn the effects of agricultural policy in Latin America and the Caribbean using the AGRIMONITOR platform, developed by IDB to help analyze policies. As a consumer, for sure you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food has this price and why it is different from the one that is has in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies are the ones that determine, among other factors, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact in food security and climate change?

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Oct 4th 2016

¿Es segura la comida que ingerimos? ¿Pueden volver a producirse situaciones como la crisis de las vacas locas o la crisis de los pepinos en la Unión Europea? En este MOOC analizaremos la regulación del Derecho de la UE para conseguir tal objetivo.

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Sep 8th 2016

Learn how to apply systems thinking to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Aug 29th 2016

How will we feed an extra two billion people by the middle of this century?

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Aug 8th 2016

Explore how to make food systems more sustainable and resource-smart for our environment, health and food security. How can food systems become more sustainable in the face of population growth, urbanisation, and environmental degradation? How can a food systems approach help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? This course will explore how natural resources are currently used to take the food we eat from the field or ocean to our plates.

Average: 7.3 (3 votes)
Jun 21st 2016

Conoce los efectos de las políticas agropecuarias de América Latina y el Caribe, usando la plataforma AGRIMONITOR, desarrollada por el BID, para ayudar a analizarlas. Como consumidor, seguro conoces muy bien el costo de todos los alimentos que ingieres a diario. Pero, ¿sabes por qué tus alimentos tienen ese precio y por qué éste es diferente al de otros países? Pues son las políticas públicas agropecuarias, las que los determinan, entre otros factores. ¿Y sabías, además, que estas políticas también inciden de manera muy importante en la seguridad alimentaria y el cambio climático?

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Jun 16th 2016

Learn the basics of crop production in order to feed the world and preserve our planet’s resources. Feeding nine billion people in 2050 without exhausting the planetary reserves is perhaps the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced. This environmental studies course will examine the principles of production ecology and the ‘availability pillar’ of global food security that lie at the heart of food production, which can be applied to both crops and animal production. This course will discuss why yields in some parts of the world are lagging behind and identify the agro-ecological drivers that shape the wide diversity of production systems.

Average: 8 (4 votes)
May 16th 2016

Consider how the food we grow, buy, eat and throw away relates to the global issue of food security, with this free online course. Food security is a complex, global issue, in which we all play a part. In this free online course, you’ll join experts from the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading, to investigate our relationship with agriculture and your own food habits.

Average: 6 (7 votes)
Nov 2nd 2015

The challenges for food security in tracing and detecting food contamination whether it be by accident or as a result of fraud.

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Sep 14th 2015

Rights to land and resources are at the center of our most pressing development issues: poverty reduction, food security, conflict, urbanization, gender equality, climate change, and resilience. Secure Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) create incentives for investment, broad-based economic growth, and good stewardship of natural resources. Insecure property rights and weak land governance systems often provoke conflict and instability, which can trap communities, countries, and entire regions in a cycle of poverty.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jan 26th 2015

How to feed the world without exhausting planetary reserves? – understand the basics of crop production and explore the opportunities.

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