Summer School From Farm to Fork: New Technologies and Trends

Join our Summer School! Specially designed for future professionals who are interested in exploring the new technologies, trends and innovations in the agricultural and food domain, with a special focus on the livestock sector. You will get a comprehensive understanding of the rapidly evolving agrifood industry, while equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a future professional in the sector. Join us for an exciting journey and become part of the solution to feed our world while keeping our planet cool!

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 14 August 2023

Duration 10 days / 30 study hours in total
Price EUR 875.00

Why follow this Summer School?

At the heart of our programme is the belief that the agrifood sector presents both challenges and opportunities, and we are committed to exploring these in depth. Our multidisciplinary approach connects scientific data with industrial innovation, to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

Whether you're a bachelor or master student, our Summer School will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the agrifood industry. We look forward to welcoming you to our programme and embarking on an exciting journey together!

By attending this online Summer School you will;

  • Get an overview of current and future trends in the agriculture and food domain
  • Expand your knowledge and learn about new technologies and innovations. The whole value chain from environment, to agriculture production, to food processing and design and also human nutrition and health will be explored
  • Experience how to solve challenges from diverse perspectives together with multidiscipline team members
  • Get an insight on how education is organized within WUR

Is this Summer School for you?

This programme is developed for professionals and future professionals such as bachelor and master students who are interested in boarding the insights of the agricultural and food domain, especially with a focus of the livestock sector. At least Bsc level of English is required.

Programme & topics

The programme will be delivered in the form of online courses and academic lectures covering cuttingedge technologies and new trend of animal production system, circular agriculture, agriculture food and nutrition. The 2-week programme will contain 10 online courses or lectures with 20 total teaching hours and more than 10 group study hours. All courses, lectures and assignments will be conducted through Brightspace, the online learning platform of WUR. A glimps of the topics that will be discussed in relation to global challenges, trends, technology transfer and innovation:

  • Food Transition 2023
  • Feeding the World and Keeping our Planet Cool by Proven Food Losses and Waste Reduction Strategies
  • A healthy and circular food system: learn from the vision in the NL in 2050
  • Global warming & animal (dairy) production
  • The impact of animal production on water quality
  • Insects for peace and circular economy
  • Structuring plant-based meat analogues

Practical information

When enrolling at this course you may apply for the use of the STAP-budget.
Check if you are eligible for the STAP-budget here.

More information & registration

You can register directly or download the flyer. Questions? Contact Wageningen Academy.