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About the Course

The Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050 Course is based on a clear vision: imagine best practice farming for 2050, start to implement these strategies now, all the while making sure it will still be profitable. At UWA we're doing just that with the Future Farm 2050 Project, set on a mixed-enterprise farm in Western Australia and we want you to learn how it can be done in your part of the world. Although this course is based on agriculture, it's not only about farming. It is a multi-disciplinary course that addresses a wide range of issues confronting the industry, including rural communities, rural infrastructure and conservation of biodiversity in agriculture. By completing this course you will understand that feeding and clothing the planet requires a multi-disciplinary approach and upon completion you will be able to explain best practices of sustainable farming and apply them in new contexts....

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Oct 9, 2019

Friendly class for new college students. Easy to follow lectures and important materials makes the class great. I would love to see the farm in person, or make a small scale one on my own property.

Jun 18, 2020

Loved the course. Was a great and sometimes challenging overview of sustainable practices in farming. I hope to someday visit the Future Farm in Western Australia! Thank you!

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By Alfonso M P

Mar 18, 2019

Thank you for giving me a vision of what agriculture will (or should) look like in 2050. Content, presentation and curriculum are fantastic. Thank you!

By Mandappa K C

Aug 22, 2019

Highly educative and useful. Though now I wish there were modules that spell out details for each geographic region of the Future Farm project.

Over all, engaging and thorough yet concise with enough additional reading material, thereby respecting my time.

By Bamunusinhage K T S

Jun 2, 2019

This course was a very wonderful, practical and updated lecture series. Thank you UWA Future Farm Project team for offering this wonderful lecture series for the students whom learning from all around the world.

By Bettina A O

Oct 10, 2019

Friendly class for new college students. Easy to follow lectures and important materials makes the class great. I would love to see the farm in person, or make a small scale one on my own property.

By Casey T

Jun 19, 2020

Loved the course. Was a great and sometimes challenging overview of sustainable practices in farming. I hope to someday visit the Future Farm in Western Australia! Thank you!

By Juergen R

Jan 11, 2018

Different subjects related to sustainable farming are well presented highlighting many interesting aspects in general and illustrated by local examples


Sep 24, 2019

this course is one of best course i have seen it is free..i have learned many things with the help of this course

By Jessica M

Jan 21, 2018

I felt a lot of the information was repetitive, and that overall we didn't go into great detail over any one subject. I understand the time of each course had to be convenient for students. However, having optional reading timed at 10 minutes was a time wasted that could be used for further instruction given to us and teaching time. Many of the reading sources were extremely lengthy, or were not accessible online.

I expected to come out of this course with a clear understanding of very specific steps that can be made to manage Best Practice Farming through out the entire world (e.g. specific water conservation solutions, specific soil preparation steps, specific seasonal planning, going into detail on subjects not just mentioning them). I guess I was expecting the course to be more scientifically based, not so much an over view of activities of the farm.

I do feel OF COURSE that I have gained new knowledge, and a better understanding of certain procedures. I do now have an overall understanding of better ways of running an operation. Seeing as I am a small scale operator, I already enact most of these steps in my daily activity.. so it was more of a refresher course for me than anything else.

I do truly appreciate having this information made available globally, and I thank all of the staff at UWA very very very much for their efforts in educating the outside communities.

By Yusuf T

Nov 15, 2018

This is an excellent course. I highly recommend. I have improved my knowledge of agriculture and farming in this course. I have worked in my family agribusiness more than 20 years. We used shrubs to feed our cattle and sheep in winter times when we had dry summers. I am a senior agrifood consultant and I will use this valuable information in my agrifood consulting business ( . Thank you, Prof. Graeme Martin, his colleagues and University of Western Australia.

By Dingiswayo J

Jan 18, 2018

Thank you for all this knowledge that you just added to my brains. I still think a lot of people are not aware of how their habits ruin their own precious land worldwide. It is courses like " DISCOVER BEST PRACTICE FARMING FOR A 2050 " that remind us of our global responsibilities. I did like having women and men teaching us in this course, It seems knowledge sharing needs to have both sexes in it. Well done to all the People here !


May 9, 2020

It's really good. I really enjoy the course. The reading materials and other stuff was really helpful not only pass the assessment but also for the life. I, as an Agricultural undergraduate in one of the leading Universities In Sri Lanka (University of Peradeniya) would like to recommend this course as a beneficial one.

By Jenycar G

Aug 30, 2020

Thank you coursera for this amazing experience. Got many ideas on this area which is very much applicable to my present job. Looking forward to take another courses here.

By Richa K

Jan 28, 2020

one of the best learning experiences, i have ever had.

Thank you entire team of instructors and also to coursera for providing this opportunity to me...

By Abhishek A

Jul 4, 2019

The lectures could have been more descriptive in the sense of technicalities and depth.

By Michael G L

Aug 6, 2020

Sorry. I can't get past the first quiz. I have a doctorate and am a full professor at a university. I took this course for personal enrichment. However, the first quiz is impossible to navigate. I did my studying and no luck on the tricky multiple option test even having to revert to guessing eventually. This might make for a fair doctoral comp exam but not for the purpose of a MOOC. I am giving up. I hope this course is relaunched with better learner quizzes included that match this course format.

By Natalia G C

Jul 9, 2020

It is not a sustainable system if it requieres herbicides that on the long run are going to kill the soil, and use products from big companies that the only thing they do is make the farmers dependant. And also... monocrops??? I think in the Agriculutral part, yoi guys should take a more organica approach and really empower the peoplle by giving solutions you can do and find in your own farm.

By Harshkumar D

Aug 8, 2020

I have studied in agriculture field. And I'm aware about the importance of sustainable agriculture, the dire need of food and food safety. It has been seen that the population is increasing rapidly so that we will require more food to feed humans. This course provided me a fundamental understanding of sustainability. And how can we mitigate some obstacles by taking remedial solutions. Apparently, this course is pertinent for those who belong to agriculture sector and willing to assist farmers. I learned a substantial topics which are indispensable to work on sustainable development.

By Kudzayi M

Aug 21, 2020

This course gave me a new perspective on the multi-disciplinary issues that need to be considered in designing future farms that are profitable, productive, environmentally friendly, and conserve biodiversity. The model farm in this project is for large scale farms in Western Australia. However, the challenge is how to develop a Future Farm Model for small scale farmers (2 hectares or less) in Africa that contribute up to 90% of agricultural production according to FAO reports.

By Md. S H

Jul 17, 2020

My first course in coursera and after doing it I'm quite impress about the material and guideline they provided here. Its quite good and now i will be doing other course on this sector. This course give me a good enlightenment about how crucial will next generation farming will be if we do not create a good role model of farming.

By Benjamin H

Aug 11, 2020

Very insightful, provided plenty of information necessary to my thinking and planning back home in Ottawa, Canada. My takeaway from all of this is that sustainable farming practices are definitely doable, not impossible. Thanks to UWA for providing me and many other students with this information. Much appreciated.

By Gurnit S S

Jun 8, 2020

i had been learnt many innovative methods of sustainable farming throughout this course which can surely helped me a lot in future.Thanks to all the Staff members of UWA who shares their personal experience as well as their kmowledge skills to persuade the students to adopt best method of sustainable farming.

By Eric M

Aug 22, 2020

I'm exploring a homesteading opportunity and I took this course to dip a toe in the pool, I'm no farmer, not yet, and this course really gave me a good grasp of the components of farming successfully. A responsible and more complete approach to agriculture in the future of climate change. Highly recommended.

By Anna

Jun 9, 2020

A wonderful course for gaining understanding of the challenges facing agriculture and how to overcome them in a sustainable way in a future challenged by climate change and population growth by making use of indigenous plants and livestock and minimizing the use of pesticides and antibiotics.

By Fernando C C

Sep 25, 2020

I learned how to provide water regardless of external conditions, how important is to provide real food to animals, and also a space with trees and bushes. Architect taught how important is to build prefab homes in the country. I also learned that food demand is rapidly increasing worldwide.

By Ndinao I

Nov 15, 2019

Excellent overview of sustainable practices for future farming. I recommend this course to everyone that has a general interest in farming or students doing a bachelors degree in Agriculture. Course content is easy to understand the videos are interesting and the quizzes are lots of fun.