Explore contingency plans for ensuring food security during COVID-19 in Europe.
Movement restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus are leading to an increase in food stockpiling, and there are concerns the agri-food supply chain won’t keep up with demand.
On this course, you’ll learn how the pandemic is challenging food supply chains and explore the steps taken by the industry to ensure food security and integrity.
You’ll discover the complexity of the agri-food supply chains and understand its codependency with other sectors such as transportation and packaging.
You’ll also hear from companies making a difference with innovative digital food services and solutions.
What topics will you cover?
- Which stakeholders compose the food supply chains and which sectors are interlinked
- What are the risks, vulnerabilities and threats to the food systems in crisis situations
- How do food supply chain stakeholders cope with crisis situations
- What role can the consumer play in order to minimise disruption
- What measures does the industry, national governments and the EU put in place to ensure food reaches our plates
- How can innovation and digitalisation in our food supply chains drive resilience
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?
This course is designed for all EU consumers and citizens who are concerned about where their food comes from when normal life is disrupted.
It will be of particular interest to anyone looking for reliable information about how the agri-food supply chains ensure that food reaches our plates during crisis situations.
No prior knowledge is required on the subject to follow this course.
The Educator team has limited availability to answer questions or respond to your comments during this course. However, we encourage you to interact and support each other by posting your thoughts and comments and sharing your knowledge with other learners
Who developed the course?
EIT Food is Europe’s leading food initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.
Queen’s University Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.
European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.