Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

"Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability", explores the key 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. The course is led by Achim Dobermann of Rothamsted Research, and also features Jessica Fanzo of Johns Hopkins University, Ken Giller of Wageningen University, Upmanu Lall of Columbia University, Michael Lee of Rothamsted Research, William Masters of Tufts University, Rebecca Nelson of Cornell University, and Johan Verreth of Wageningen University.

The agriculture sector is a critical player in sustainable development; it 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.

This course provides a historical overview of the past 50 years of agricultural development, the consequences of continuing along this trajectory, and key levers for improvement. The course highlights key technological advancements and interventions to produce more and better quality food while simultaneously achieving social and environmental goals.

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

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