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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Chris Elliott back again. I hope you’ve enjoyed our short course on looking at the crisis that exists because of COVID and our global food supply system. You’ve heard many experts talk about the different ways that supply chains work, and some of the shocks that are going into the supply chain. I think it’s important as we wrap up this course now, just to tell you, is the massive amount of effort that goes on to ensure that we get enough food to eat every day of the week, that that food is all of the standards that we expect it to be– and this is back to my piece about integrity.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds And there is efforts going on nationally, internationally, to protect our food system. And I think the work that’s been done within our EIT Food programme is of unbelievable importance. We have brought together a great number of experts from academia, from industry, to work together– knowing about all of these challenges that we have, but really driving innovation. Thinking about what we can bring into our food system to make sure, not only does it continue to function, but it functions better going forward. What I really would like to invite you to do now is listen to our podcast about this. And also, why not go on to the EIT Food website and track what we’re doing? There’s many, many projects.

Skip to 1 minute and 45 seconds I think you’ll learn a lot. And I hope you’ve enjoyed our short course.

Good bye, and see you soon !

In this video, Professor Christopher Elliott sums up the course.

Congratulations! You are on the last step of the course “Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis”.

You are about to complete two weeks of material. It is time to get a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back, and reflect on what you have learned.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the agri-food supply chains, its robustness, and its capacity for adaptation.

In these two weeks we have touched on numerous different topics. We hope it allowed you to reflect on your role in a time of crisis, and how you can help to minimise disruption. We also heard great stories from experts and consumers, highlighting the capability of the system to adapt to ensure food always reaches our plates.

How did the course go?

What did you like the most, what about the things you did not like? Was there anything you were hoping to get out of the course that was not covered, or we should have covered in a different way? What we could improve in the next edition of this course?

Are you interested in learning more?

Tell us by giving your comments! We will be happy to share advice about other study resources, and we hope your fellow learners will share their learning experiences with you.

If you’ve enjoyed this EIT Food course, you may like to join Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems which starts on 29/06/2020.

You can see the full list of EIT Food courses here. EIT Food has many courses on the FutureLearn platform and if you’ve enjoyed this course, you may be interested in joining.

We also encourage you to listen to our weekly Food Fight Podcast. A podcast series examining the biggest challenges facing the food system, and the innovations and entrepreneurs looking to solve them. We ask the questions everyone wants answered, so this is not one to miss!

We hope you have enjoyed this course as much as we have enjoyed delivering it, and we hope we’ll meet - maybe as fellow learners - on some other course here on FutureLearn.

See you soon!

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Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

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