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Your thoughts and feedback

We’ve come to the end of the course - we hope you’ve enjoyed it. Before we suggest some ways for you to continue your learning, let’s review the key messages for Week 3:

  • Climate change will challenge certain wine growing areas due to heat and drought, while other areas will be favoured by warmer temperatures.

  • Soil health is paramount for growing any crop or pasture and there is a need to increase soil health and quality sustainably to ensure future production.

  • Adaptations in the wine industry can, for example, include relocating vineyards, shifting to new varieties, flexibility in production, efficient irrigation, or changes in the management of the vineyard.

  • Knowledge of weather and climate data can help to adapt agriculture to (future) changes.

  • Consumer preferences are crucial for the development of agriculture.

Your thoughts and feedback

We’d welcome your thoughts on The future of farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture. Different people will take different things away from the course and we’d be interested to hear what you, in particular will take from the course as a whole.

You can post your comments below and and don’t forget, you can ‘Like’ and reply to other learners’ comments. If you haven’t already, you can follow us on Twitter and if you’re mentioning the course on social media remember to tag comments with #FLFutureofFarming.

We would also be very grateful if you could please fill out this Post-course survey, which provides valuable feedback for both the University of Reading and FutureLearn.

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If you’d like to, you now have the option to upgrade this course which includes:

1. Unlimited access to the course

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2. A Certificate of Achievement or Statement of Participation

To help you demonstrate your learning we’ll send you a Certificate of Achievement or Statement of Participation when you become eligible.

The Certificate of Achievement is a great way to demonstrate what you have learned on the course. This is a personalised certificate and transcript, detailing the syllabus and learning outcomes from the course. It comes as a printed certificate as well as a digital version which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. To qualify, you must have marked at least 90% of the steps in the course complete.

To be eligible for the Statement of Participation, you must mark at least 50% of the steps on the course as complete. This also comes in a printed and digital format and you can add it to your LinkedIn profile.

You can find out more on FutureLearn’s FAQs.

In the final Step, we’ll look to the future and ask our contributors why they feel optimistic that we will continue to produce enough food in a changing climate.

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The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture

University of Reading