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About the Course

The UN predicts we will be 9-10 billion people on Earth in 2050. Providing so many people with nutritious foods is a massive challenge and one that cannot be met by simply upscaling current practices regarding food production and consumption. Providing humanity with nutritional food is at the center of all decisions related to sustainable development. Agriculture is responsible for 80% of global deforestation. The food systems release 29% of global greenhouse gasses. We use an area equivalent to North and South America combined for the production of meat for consumption or to produce the food necessary to feed the animals we eat. 70% of fresh water use is related to agriculture. These figures are staggering, and they show us, that we need to rethink and transform the way we produce, distribute and consume food worldwide. This course focuses on how food systems can become more sustainable. It consists of four modules where each focuses on an essential ingredient towards developing more sustainable food systems: (1) Boosting the small, (2) Transforming the big, (3) Losing less and (4) Eating smarter. In each of these key areas, we will meet people from different countries around the world, who labor every day to find and spread solutions that work. Connecting the challenges that must be overcome to develop a sustainable global food system with the solutions being developed by the amazing group of people you meet in this course has been a huge source of inspiration for me. I truly believe that the global food system can be transformed to sustainably meet the needs of 9-10 billion people and, with this course, I dare you to join me!...

Top reviews


Oct 29, 2020

This was a fantastic course and along with the other course in the sustainable development goals has only highlighted my interest in continuing this on after my masters research into a PhD. Thank you!


Sep 8, 2021

The course is really amazing. It helps you realize what is actually needed for our planet. And teaches us how we can contribute in the transformation to achieve food sustainability.


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By Tofunmi I

Jun 30, 2022

The lectures were interesting and captivating. The examples and illustrations that were used by the educators were very practical and informative.

By Oscar S R P

Jan 3, 2023

This course is motivating and give a general view of what is needed to accomplish feeding the world population in 2050. I recomend it very much

By Laura P

Jan 5, 2021

Great course highly recommended. It has covered in a precised, but not too extensive manner all the important stakeholders of the food system.

By Joel E A

Jul 28, 2020

The course was very informative and shows the transformations we need in the global food system in order to make this earth habitable by 20250

By Kevin J

Aug 30, 2020

Excellent course. Very well put together and helps to give a better understanding on the problems regarding food production and management.

By Sherlene K R F

Nov 22, 2020

Worth-taking course since it really opens your mind to a broad perspective on how to sustain the food system for the next years to come.

By Kayalvizhi A B

Aug 17, 2022

The 'Transformation of the Global Food System' from courseera was highly effective and added more knowledge to my field of study.

By Richard P

Sep 24, 2020

I learn how be future transformation global food system being. Thats idea is verry good to our children tomorrow. Thanks a lot

By Iulia M P

Oct 24, 2021

While I am not a newbie in the field, I learnt of quite a few great initiatives and have more up to date facts. Many thanks!

By Jędrek R

Jul 26, 2021

Very professional and inspiring, I recommend to everyone as an intro level course who cares about our future and our planet.

By supervisor s

Jan 10, 2021

Очень интересный курс! Расширила свой кругозор и поле интересов. Знания полученные на курсе планирую использовать в учёбе.

By Dramani N

Jan 1, 2021

The course is very enlightening. It has indeed broadened my understanding of food systems and way forward into the future.

By Jessa H M

Jul 4, 2020

hi... i am so pleased and thankful for the learning i gained during the course... hope i can have my certificate... thanks

By Andrew R

Apr 4, 2022

not only did this course help me toward my future career path but it also helped me understand how i should shop for food

By christelle n

Dec 13, 2020

Mrs Katherine Richardson knows how to deliver the information in the best, apprehensible and educational way! BIG THANKS

By Mark G

Oct 11, 2022

Mind expanding on the things to consider world-wide to transform the system for success in 28 years. Very worthwhile!

By Iris A

Oct 14, 2020

The course covered all aspects of food systems. It has also involved large private corporations and medium enterprises.

By Alfonso E G

Jun 27, 2020

Very well organized! videos and articles to read well choosen and informaive. Broad but detailed scope of the issues.

By Tiffany C

Apr 7, 2022

It was very infortmative and I learned lots of new information that I didn't know of. Will take this course again!

By Дрегваль І В

Apr 15, 2022

After the course, I have a clearer idea of how to create a sustainable food future and mitigate GHG emissions.

By Gonzalo M R

Sep 13, 2020

Very interesting course, it highlight the importance of a change in the food production systems and practices

By Ma. C F

Nov 23, 2020

A real eye-opener of the global status of our food system. Definitely a must-enroll course here in Coursera.


Sep 22, 2020

This course has inspired me and helped me think of ways we can work together to save this planet. Thankyou!

By pepe v

Aug 11, 2021

I really am now more aware of the challenge we face and what we (individually and as society) need to do

By Priya C

Jan 25, 2022

The course is very informative. I really liked all the case studies and additional reading material.