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Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors (Coursera)

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. Each year, estimates suggest that 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted, making postharvest loss a critical [...]
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Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean (FutureLearn)

Jun 14th 2021
Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean (FutureLearn)
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Explore how innovative marine technologies can tackle the challenges of the sustainable management of marine ecosystems. Discover the new technologies that can aid marine resource management. Journey to the Western Indian Ocean alongside experts at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre to learn how we can measure and monitor the [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: Food Access (edX)

Learn the basics of food access decision-making. In other words, who decides what ends up on your plate. Spoiler alert: it’s not just you! Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate? In this environmental studies course, you’ll [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking (edX)

Learn how to solve the ‘Rubik’s cube’ of systems thinking and how it’s applied to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems! Have you ever considered how many aspects of food production affect the natural environment? Every aspect needs to be considered in attaining the future goal to [...]
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Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production (edX)

Learn the basics of crop production and find out how to feed the future world population without depleting our planet’s resources! How much food will be available for humankind in the future? Feeding nine billion people in 2050 without exhausting the planetary reserves is perhaps the greatest challenge humanity [...]
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Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology (FutureLearn)

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology with this online course for 16-19 year olds studying biology. Learn how to address challenges in growing, harvesting, and processing food. Are you inspired to join the next generation of scientists and tackle challenges in food security? On this course, [...]
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Climate Change: Solutions (FutureLearn)

Feb 15th 2021
Climate Change: Solutions (FutureLearn)
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Explore the potential solutions to climate change and how they relate to the UN's sustainable development goals. Man-made climate change is one of the biggest threats to the world. The effects are already being seen through receding glaciers, ocean acidification and an increasingly vulnerable food supply. It’s vital we [...]
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Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis (FutureLearn)

Learn how agri-food supply chains deal with crises and get practical advice on how you can minimise disruption during COVID-19. Explore contingency plans for ensuring food security during COVID-19 in Europe. Movement restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus are leading to an increase in food stockpiling, and there are [...]
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Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment (FutureLearn)

Understand how food goes from farm to fork: explore food security, supply chains, food production and agriculture. Discover food supply chains from farm to fork. How does food reach our plates? How is the food industry changing? What threats are there to food supply chains? How can we build [...]
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Future Food: Sustainable Food Systems for the 21st Century (FutureLearn)

Dec 7th 2020
Future Food: Sustainable Food Systems for the 21st Century (FutureLearn)
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Find out what sustainability means for food and explore the challenges of our journey towards a more sustainable food future. Learn how culture, sustainability, and technology is changing the food system. Food production has transformed our planet. 40% of the land’s surface is used for agriculture, soils and freshwater [...]
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