Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably
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Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Gain an understanding of sustainable food production and the challenges that farmers face to offer a sustainable food supply.

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Have you ever wondered what makes food sustainable?

On this course, you’ll gain a better understanding of where our food comes from, how it’s produced, and the associated environmental, social and sustainability challenges for EU farmers.

As well as horticulture and arable farming, you’ll explore meat, dairy, and egg production, as you examine different farming systems. You’ll also learn about the innovative technologies available to farmers to boost sustainability so that you can better understand farming challenges, and how farming relates to your food purchases.

Material Includes

  • What ‘sustainability’ means and how it applies to farming.
  • How crops are grown in the EU - both arable and horticultural.
  • How livestock is farmed in the EU to produce meat, dairy products and eggs.
  • The challenges of feeding a rapidly expanding global population.
  • The trade-offs involved in financially viable organic, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable production methods.
  • Which technologies are providing the most sustainable solutions.

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