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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

RW
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!

SV
Jul 9, 2021

I can easily send a single powerful message :- switch over to labor intensive, cost effective, eco friendly and long lasting organic agriculture, unrefined diet and foods with no chemicals.

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By Nurbek A

Jan 13, 2021

A very practical course to learn about food sustainability

By Jacob P

Feb 12, 2021

Really good course covering the most essential aspects!

By Helena M P

Nov 29, 2020

Innovative, creative and wonderful methods of teaching.

By Mritunjoy b

Jul 1, 2021

bring kaizen into life and soul to connect with nature

By Preyashi D

Sep 12, 2021

very useful and informative cource

thank you coursera

By Caroline T

Apr 2, 2021

Great course!!!! Really enjoyed every parts of it.

By Sarvagha K

Jul 18, 2020

It serves the exact title. Amazing.The real worth.

By Nishant H S

Dec 3, 2020

Very usefull helped me alot . Very educational.

By Judith D

Nov 23, 2020

This was a very good and interesting course.

By Nutricionista k

Sep 21, 2020

O curso foi excepcionalmente enriquecedor

By Soumik S

Sep 3, 2021

This course wasrse really helpf orul usl

By Simon G

Jul 4, 2021

Very interesting and eye opening course.

By Anubhav S

May 20, 2021

Insightful, Intriguing, and explorative.

By Izabella D

Apr 30, 2021

Excellent insight on Global Food System

By Fareena R

Oct 3, 2020

Great course, very informative indeed.

By Monica G M

Aug 11, 2020

Excellent course, great information!

By Sanni O A

Feb 26, 2021

The educational set up is excellent

By Aascharya S

Nov 21, 2020

One of the best courses available

By gedas t

Oct 14, 2020

one of the best courses i tryed

By Shivaan T

Aug 28, 2021

Great teaching; learned a lot!

By Isreal o S

Sep 29, 2020

This's the best course ever👍.

By Aaron L

Sep 13, 2020

Very helpful and informative!

By Sreechandana C S

Sep 20, 2020

Really a very good course

By Inge H

Dec 19, 2020

Great and useful course!

By SACHU J

Aug 10, 2020

Improved my knowledge