Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability explores the challenges to ensuring a healthy and sustainable diet for our growing world population, as well as the central role of agriculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Content of the course
The agriculture sector is at the heart of issues such as food security, malnutrition, ecosystem management, and the responsible production and consumption of food. However, without the proper policy frameworks and programs to guide our global food system, there is the risk of exacerbating inequality and harming our environment.
What you will learn
- Agriculture’s contribution to the environmental, economic and social pillars of sustainable development
- The past 50 years of agricultural development
- The role of food systems in achieving global nutrition security and better health
- Technological advancements to produce more and better quality food
- The interaction between rural development, markets and governance
- Ways to achieve the global goals for agriculture, nutrition and sustainability
Achim Doberman of Rothamsted Research
Jessica Fanzo of Johns Hopkins University
Upmanu Lall of Columbia University
Michael Lee of Rothamsted Research
William Masters of Tufts University
Rebecca Nelson of Cornell University