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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 Tina C

Jun 6, 2021

This is a great course and gives direction to excellent resources.

By Mihaela D

Feb 6, 2021

Thank you for a very interesting, informative and pleasant course!

By Uzile R

Aug 23, 2021

Great for developing clearer perspective to Global Food System

By Shiela M D

Dec 30, 2020

It is beautifully insightful! It's a must for everyone to learn.

By Kan D

Aug 31, 2021

New and useful knowledges and findings relating to the course.

By Hans l

Dec 27, 2020

Great course. I enjoyed real life example throughout the world.


Dec 31, 2020

Global system can be transformed only if it is Citizen driven

By Arshdeep S

Aug 2, 2021

well , amazing course content with excellent teaching skills

By zeina

Sep 8, 2020

Really really interesting course, I am actually sad its over

By Nurbek A

Jan 13, 2021

A very practical course to learn about food sustainability

By Lukwago P

Jan 7, 2022

The course is very informative and I highly recommend it

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 1

Jul 18, 2020

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

By Tim B

Nov 2, 2021

Informative for future of our planet and species.

By Asia M

Feb 5, 2023

Helpful Information was provided in this course.

By Nishant H S

Dec 3, 2020

Very usefull helped me alot . Very educational.

By Deleted A

Nov 23, 2020

This was a very good and interesting course.

By John A

Nov 18, 2022

i learned a lot of things in this course.

By Jefferson A d B

Nov 25, 2021

Excelente muitas informações atualizadas.

By Nutricionista k

Sep 21, 2020

O curso foi excepcionalmente enriquecedor

By Soumik S

Sep 3, 2021

This course wasrse really helpf orul usl