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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!...

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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!


Jul 11, 2022

Thank you for giving me very production time and valuable information on transformation of global food system. I understand better now what is my role in this challenging, but possible process.

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By Bayu C

Feb 21, 2021

I really enjoyed the course, An online course like this is very convenient for people who cannot attend classes in another city.

Thank you for such a great course, great presentation style, it has been informative and rich of materials. I've learned new things. This has more than met my expectations.

I learn about the global food system as a whole, explore everything from individual food choice to the impact of agriculture on climate change. And how the future of food will be shaped by a change in our attitudes towards consumption and production. And also how sustainable agriculture and food systems can play a part in creating this future.

By Sameen J

Mar 28, 2021

A good introduction to the issues surrounding our food systems. I realized how massive an impact our food systems have on the planet. Many of the environmental challenges we currently face can be traced back to how we operate our food systems. We have reached a tipping point where our actions now will determine the future of generations to come. This course makes an excellent case as to where changes are urgently needed and where we can make maximum impacts to achieve the biggest sustainably gains to save our world.


Sep 13, 2020

This course provides an important perspective on how the whole food systems plays a crucial role in being the highest GHG emissions contributor, the important factors of the same, and the transformation, which can help us feed all mouths today as well as in future and yet make the planet more sustainable. Lot of actions that can be taken at an individual level, by making minimal changes!

By Oleksandr M

Apr 6, 2022

The course provides definition of Global Food System through the prism of overview the environmental problems, highlighting greenhouse effect mainly. However I expected more focus on food security and graduation from poverty to make a food system more effective in provision the humanity with healthy food and reducing the hunger.

By Adelene Y

Sep 14, 2020

This course is an eye-opener for me. It helped me to understand the situation that we are facing today with food shortage and uneven distribution of food, as well as food wastage. I am encouraged by the efforts of many individuals and organisations to help achieve a more sustainable food supply for the future.

By Daniel B M

Mar 10, 2021

I like the overall approach with positive thinking, but one star missing because I still have some doubts on why it can be recommendable to increase fishing, this has shown also to have many negative impacts. Then rather focus on more plant based.

By Shion L

Sep 1, 2020

This course really helps its participant to realize why it is necessary to change the current situation of food production and provided plenty of examples to show how to make improvements in different fields.

By John M C

Sep 2, 2020

The course is very current and has relevant material and we'll researched papers. I recommend it to all with interests in agriculture and food chain system

By Raisya A F

Jun 12, 2021

I very excited to follow this course. I hope I can make an innovation for better food supply in the future. Thank you.

By Ugne D

Oct 26, 2020

I liked the way it was presented. Some of the interviews I didn't understand, since it was not translated to English

By Usha G

Sep 25, 2020

Interview in other language was tough to understand. Sub-heading at least would help. Over all good course.

By D S G

Sep 11, 2020

The course really helped me in gaining the knowledge about the Transformation in the Global Food System


Jan 2, 2022

V​ery good course! English subtitles would be nice to have for several of the videos

By Arbab A

Nov 18, 2020

It was a great course. I got a lot of knowledge and really enjoyed it.

By Katharine E

Sep 25, 2020

Content was presented in an engaging way by using examples.

By Nicolas S S

Jun 28, 2020

Thank you for this great introduction to Food Systems.

By Otina E

Dec 9, 2020

This course is indeed one of its kind. So insightful

By Md. R H R

Jul 8, 2020

Course is well organized and very informative

By Kenit P

Oct 21, 2020

It is a good Course and very interesting.