Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds By 2050, global food systems will need to feed and nourish more than 9 billion people in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. In order to achieve global food security for future generations, innovations and technology will play an important role. This free online course will showcase state-of-the-art technologies across the entire food chain, from farm to fork, that have the potential to transform the food system, and achieve productive, nutritious, sustainable, and transparent food systems, which contribute to global food security. If you are working in the food sector and looking to innovate through technological advancements, or aspiring to become an agent of change, this course will help you on your journey towards an innovative, inclusive, and trusted food system for the future.
Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology
Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector
Please note that this course runs without facilitation. A Spanish version of the course can be found here.
Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched by climate change, hunger, and explosive population growth.
On this course, you’ll learn how the food sector can respond to these challenges by adopting innovative tech. You’ll discover how data-enabled technologies are becoming more accessible and affordable, driving a revolution in how the food business operates.
You’ll identify how these innovations can make the food chain and food systems more efficient and productive, allowing them to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the different technologies which can transform the food sector
- Identify the issues related to a sustainable and innovative food system which delivers the dietary needs of a rising population in a safe, sustainable and responsible way
- Explain food sensing technologies for the provision of authentic food ‘fit for human consumption'.
- Develop an appreciation of the economic, environmental and health benefits which digital technology can offer the food system
- Produce an innovation plan to bring the food sector to the forefront of innovation
- Assess the issues in transitioning to a digitalised food system – economic, environmental, technical, political, welfare and market factors
Who is the course for?
Everyone is welcome to join for general interest purposes.
This course would particularly appeal to professionals working in the agri-food sector, and entrepreneurs and enterprises looking to transform the food sector with technological advancements and new trends.
The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way.
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