Summer School From Farm to Fork: New Technologies and Trends

Are you ready to join this Summer School about new technologies in agribusiness? This program is for future professionals curious about new technologies, trends and innovations in agriculture and food. The focus is on the livestock sector.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the quickly changing agrifood industry. You will also gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional in this sector. Join us for an exciting journey and become part of the solution to feed our world while keeping our planet

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 10 days / 30 study hours in total

This summer school will be scheduled again in 2024.

You can already show your interest.

Why follow this Summer School?

The agrifood sector presents both challenges and opportunities. Our programme is centred around this belief. We are dedicated to thoroughly exploring these challenges and opportunities.

We use a multidisciplinary approach. This approach connects scientific data and industrial innovation. This provides a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

Whether you're a bachelor’s or master’s 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. We will explore the entire value chain, from the environment to agriculture production, food processing, design, human nutrition, and health.
  • 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 designed for professionals and future professionals such as bachelor and master students. It provides insights into the agricultural and food domain, focusing on the livestock sector. At least a BSc level of English is required.

Programme & topics

The programme will be delivered online. Courses will cover cutting-edge technologies and new trends such as animal production systems, circular agriculture, agriculture food and nutrition. Academic lectures will also be provided.

The programme will last two weeks. It will include ten online courses or lectures. This adds up to 20 teaching hours. Additionally, there will be over 10 hours of group study.

All courses, lectures and assignments will be conducted through Brightspace, the online learning platform of WUR. A glimpse of the topics that will be discussed about 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

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