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Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

The SDG Academy is conducting a free online course
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Over 800 million people worldwide go hungry every day, while more than 2 billion are obese. How do we shape agriculture and food production to sustain the global population – and the planet itself?

FSNR working group members opting to participate are kindly requested to share useful information and documents that they receive during the course on IDA.

The syllabus can be found below and more information regarding the course can be found by following the link above.

Course contents

  • Agriculture’s contribution to the environmental, economic and social pillars of sustainable development
  • The past 50 years of agricultural development
  • The role of food systems in achieving global nutrition security and better health
  • Technological advancements to produce more and better quality food
  • The interaction between rural development, markets and governance
  • Ways to achieve the global goals for agriculture, nutrition and sustainability

The course launches on 16 April 2018. Students can enroll anytime after that date and until 17 June 2018. After 17 June 2018, the course content will no longer be available.

Chers membres du groupe de travail FSNR

La SDG Academy organise un cours en ligne gratuit sur le thème «Nourrir une planète affamée: agriculture, nutrition et durabilité» qui pourrait vous intéresser !
Nous aimerions demander à ceux qui participent de partager des informations utiles et des documents que vous recevez pendant le cours avec tous les membres du groupe de travail sur l’IDA.
Le syllabus peut être trouvé ci-dessous.

Le cours traite :

  • La contribution de l’agriculture aux piliers environnemental, économique et social du développement durable
  • Les 50 dernières années de développement agricole
  • Le rôle des systèmes alimentaires dans la réalisation de la sécurité nutritionnelle mondiale et d’une meilleure santé
  • Les progrès technologiques pour produire plus d’aliments de meilleure qualité
  • L’interaction entre développement rural, marchés et gouvernance
  • Moyens d’atteindre les objectifs mondiaux pour l’agriculture, la nutrition et la durabilité
  • Le cours débute le 16 avril 2018. Les étudiants peuvent s’inscrire à tout moment après cette date et jusqu’au 17 juin 2018. Après le 17 juin 2018, le contenu du cours ne sera plus disponible.

Syllabus

Module 1. The global challenges around food

1.1 Introduction to this MOOC
1.2 Global challenges around food
1.3 Case study 1: Rice
1.4 Case study 2: Smallholder farming
1.5 Case study 3: Livestock
1.6 Case study 4: Aquaculture

Module 2. Agriculture at the center of sustainable development

2.1 Emergence of modern agriculture
2.2 Risks under a business-as-usual scenario
2.3 Agriculture & the Sustainable Development Goals

Module 3. Food systems for nutritional security and better health

3.1 What is food security?
3.2 Nutrition and health
3.3 Consumption and diets
3.4 Food losses and waste
3.5 Socio-economic dynamics of food systems
3.6 Pathways towards food security

Module 4. Sustainable intensification of agricultural systems – Part 1

4.1 Sustainable agriculture intensification
4.2 The importance of productivity growth
4.3 Climate change adaptation and mitigation
4.4 Breeding and genetics
4.5 Nutrient management
4.6 Soil fertility management

Module 5. Sustainable intensification of agricultural systems – Part 2

5.1 Water management
5.2 Crop protection
5.3 Good agronomy
5.4 Sustainable livestock systems
5.5 & 5.6 Functional diversity I & II

Module 6: Rural development for poverty alleviation

6.1 Rural economies and urban linkages
6.2 Rural development
6.3 Markets and supply chains
6.4 International trade
6.5 Development enhancing investments
6.6 Food governance

Module 7: Action for change

7.1 Pathways to change
7.2 Monitoring change
7.3 Mechanisms to stimulate change
7.4 Investing in science
7.5 What can I do?

Provided by Alena Goebel

2018-04-06T16:34:28+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: FNSR, Updates|
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