Learn how culture, sustainability, and technology is changing the food system
Food production has transformed our planet. 40% of the land’s surface is used for agriculture, soils and freshwater are under threat, and fisheries are over-exploited.
Millions of smallholders face economic uncertainty, whilst four transnationals control the global grain supply.
And, by 2050, we must feed 9 billion in the face of a changing climate.
On this course, you’ll learn about these challenges in detail and discover potential solutions.
You’ll consider the global food system as a whole, as you explore everything from individual food choice to the impact of agriculture on climate change.
What topics will you cover?
Diets and Health
- Changing food cultures
- Diets for personal and planetary health
- The drivers of eating behaviour
Impacts of Production
- How crops have changed the planet
- Over-fishing and fisheries
- Livestock farming and the environment
- Adapting to climate change
- Conserving our soils
- Novel technologies
- Empowering farmers and smallholders
- Food as a commodity
- Ecosystem services
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for anyone interested in food sustainability.
Who developed the course?
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.