Wageningen University

 

 


 

Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation.

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

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Feb 7th 2017

Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.

Average: 7.4 (7 votes)
Jan 24th 2017

Learn why the biobased economy is so important for achieving sustainability and how it can increase company profit and consumer demand. Explore how to create a sustainable future by moving away from dependence on fossil resources to biomass resources for the production of food, chemicals and energy-carriers.

Average: 7 (2 votes)
Jan 12th 2017

Who decides what food is on your plate? Understand the basics of access to food and food decision-making from a multilevel perspective. What does it take to provide access to safe and nutritious food every day? In this course, you’ll explore how key actors at the household, local, national and international levels negotiate and make choices on access to food.

Average: 6.8 (6 votes)
Dec 6th 2016

Learn about bacteria, pesticides and health hazards present in food. Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances.

Average: 7.7 (6 votes)
Nov 1st 2016

Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.

Average: 6.9 (10 votes)
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: 8.2 (5 votes)
Self Paced

Learn about malnutrition and micronutrients and how they impact human health.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jan 26th 2016

Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today.

Average: 3 (4 votes)
Self Paced

Learn the fundamentals of nutrition and its impact on human health.

Average: 6.9 (8 votes)
Jun 15th 2015

How to feed the world without depleting our planet’s reserves? Learn the basics of crop production.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jan 26th 2015

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

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Jan 12th 2015

“You are what you eat”- learn the fundamentals of nutrition and how it can affect human health.

Average: 8 (1 vote)