Designing Sustainable Food Systems

Die ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
2
PERIOD
16/09/2024 to 01/02/2025

Course Description

In this exciting course of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences you can learn what sustainability means in the context of our global food system. You also find out how food value chains need to be designed to achieve the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

The first part of the course are three eLearning Modules are designed for self-paced learning. The course contains a mixture of rich content, interactive tests, videos, mini-games and a lot of references to additional external content. Often complex topics are explained in a comprehensible way for novice learners and experienced professionals.
The second part of the course is an individual assignment (with coaching and poster presentation) on the topic “How could a real food supply chain be made more sustainable?”

Subject area

Energy

Time format

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Educational-info

Competences

Students will be able to…
– describe the concept of sustainability and define it in the food system
– contrast the three dimensions of sustainability
– outline the current state, trends and future scenarios of our food system
– identify causes and effects of the current food system with a focus on sustainability
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– discuss possible solutions for a sustainable food system
– identify possible solutions in the local context
– Describe food value chains and their components
– describe interventions to positively influence Food Value Chains
– describe the origins of the SDGs and their content
– identify synergies and trade-offs between the SDGs
– Describe the importance of the SDGs in shaping sustainable Food Value Chains.

Prerequisites

English, fluency in writing and speaking is required.

Duration

at own pace

Day of the weeks

Please see 'duration'

ECTS

2

Validation mode

poster presentation

Organizer

Partner

Die ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Faculty

Institute of Natural Resource Sciences

Department

Life Sciences and facility Management

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