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Food Security and Sustainability

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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Food Security and Sustainability programme in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX.

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Overview

What are the biggest environmental issues we face? Pollution? Climate change? True. But among these environmental topics, feeding the growing population, 9 billion in 2050, is one of the most pressing issues we have to find a solution for.

To solve this problem, we need people to gain knowledge, do research, and explore the options. 

You can be a piece of the puzzle, help find a solution, and start now by gaining knowledge about food production systems, food security, sustainable development in agriculture and livestock, and systems thinking with this Food Security and Sustainability programme offered by Wageningen University and Research - Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX..

XSeries sustainable food security

How is it possible that the world currently produces enough food for everyone, but still people suffer from hunger and nutrient deficiencies? How can we produce sufficient food in an environmentally sustainable way to feed the increased world population in the future?

This Environmental Studies XSeries, developed by Wageningen University, consists of 3 courses:

The value of systems thinking

Learn about systems thinking and its application to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems. The main topics are:

  • Complexity and diversity of food production systems
  • Principles of system analysis
  • Evaluation methods for the environmental impact of food production systems
  • Strong and weak points of different food production systems

Crop production

Learn the basics of crop production to feed the world and preserve our planet’s resources. The main topics are:

  • Basic concept of plant production
  • Issues related to global food production and consumption
  • Influences of water (scarcity and availability) and other measures on crop production
  • Processes that cause major problems for the environment
  • Measures to solve and prevent those problems

Food Access

Learn about the basics of food access decision-making from a multilevel perspective. The main topics are:

  • The basic principles of food access
  • Choices influencing food access
  • Dilemmas at household, local, national and international levels

Programme Structure

Courses in this program

  • Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production
  • Sustainable Food Security: The value of systems thinking
  • Sustainable Food Security: Food Access

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 5 months
    • 7 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    537 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 537 USD for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    537 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 537 USD for the full programme during 5 months.

Funding

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