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Hello and welcome to our five week course on 'Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology.'
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology’, a European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food course, produced by Queens University, Belfast, KU Leuven, IMDEA and John Deere.

About the Course

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 in technology will play an important role. Digital technology has already played a role in revolutionising other industries and has the potential to transform the agri-food sector.

This course, entitled, ‘Revolutionising the Food Chain with Food Technology’ 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 achieve global food security and contribute towards the sustainable development goals.

This course is organised in 5 weekly topics, including:

  • Week 1: Precision Farming
  • Week 2: Food Manufacturing Technologies
  • Week 3: Food Sensing Technologies
  • Week 4: Consumer engagement and Precision nutrition
  • Week 5: Management Perspectives

Each week is designed around the thematic topic and will include a number of videos, discussions and case studies.

Throughout the course you are encouraged to share your thoughts and ideas with others in the comments area found at the bottom of every Step.

If you see something you like or find interesting, please let learners know by clicking on ‘Like’ or ‘Reply’ to respond to their comment. You can follow learners who have also joined the course as well as your Educators and Mentors. You can also filter discussions to include people or conversations that you find interesting. Talking about the course content is a great way to get to know others, to learn and consolidate information.

Don’t forget to look out for any further reading which can be found at the bottom of the Steps under the heading ‘See also’ and supporting documents listed under ‘Downloads’.

As you work through the course mark each Step as complete to help keep track of your progress. You can track your progress here.

Get extra benefits, upgrade your course

You also have the option to upgrade this course to get extra benefits, these include:

  • Unlimited access to the course: Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.
  • A Certificate of Achievement: To help you demonstrate your learning we’ll send you a Certificate of Achievement when you become eligible.

Find out more here.

We hope you enjoy!

Introduce Yourself

Before we begin, we would love to hear something about you and your interests in the agri-food sector. Please introduce yourself now in the comments. You may want to include:

  • What country you are based in
  • Your interest in the food industry and food technology
  • What you would like to learn from the course

About EIT Food

This course have been developed in partnership with EIT Food.

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. EIT Food are equipping learners all over Europe and beyond with the skills and knowledge they need to make a lasting impact on the food sector.

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