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Feeding a Hungry Planet

Agriculture is more than waving fields of wheat; our ability to grow food from existing natural resources –and without decimating those resources –is key to sustainably feeding the world. In this course, learn about food security worldwide, the effects of malnutrition, how we manage ecosystems that provide food resources and more. You’ll emerge from this course with a clear answer to the question: What can I do to make food consumption and production more sustainable?

This course is for:

  • Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in agriculture, economics, international development and other fields who are learning about the intersectional factors impacting agriculture and food production/consumption
  • Nutritionists, agriculture professionals and other practitioners interested in the latest developments in the field
  • Sustainable development practitioners –including those who work for international aid organizations and nonprofits in the realms of poverty, nutrition and agriculture – who want to understand the lifecycle of food production and food security
  • Private actors , such as those engaging in or investing in social entrepreneurship and the support of local agriculture

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This course is supported by faculty based at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Rothamsted Research, Tufts University, and Wageningen University and Research.

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Instructors Achim Dobermann, Ken Giller, Jessica Fanzo, Upmanu Lall, Michael Lee, William Masters, Rebecca Nelson, Johan Verreth
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Subjects Social Sciences Science Personal Development
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 3 - 5 hours per week
Starts Sep 1 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $49
From SDGAcademyX via edX
Instructors Achim Dobermann, Ken Giller, Jessica Fanzo, Upmanu Lall, Michael Lee, William Masters, Rebecca Nelson, Johan Verreth
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Personal Development
Tags Social Sciences Food & Nutrition Environmental Studies

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