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EIT Food

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

EIT Food and University of Reading via FutureLearn


Build your knowledge of the processes used by farmers and food producers

Please note this course runs without facilitation

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.

This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of EU farming.

It will be particularly useful for professionals working in the food industry who have no background in agriculture.

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way.

Taught by

Vivien Bodereau


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  • Anonymous
    Excellent course. the course is highly relevant and the tutors have done well by giving relevant examples for better understanding. Thanks

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