Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security Course Options 20-21 (level 8 & 10 courses)
From Gordon Littlejohn
Level 8 Courses
Crop Production Systems
Professional Skills for Global Agri-Food Scientists 1
Professional Skills for Global Agri-Food Scientists 2
Science for Agri-food Systems: Cells to Organisms
Applications in Agricultural and Food Economics
Farm Business Management
Introductory Topics in Agricultural and Food Economics
Science for Agri-food Systems: Interactions within Systems
Level 10 Courses
Innovation in Sustainable Agri-food systems
Sustainable Agri-food Systems: Challenges and Solutions
Feeding the world’s growing population well, while protecting the natural systems on which we all depend, is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Over a third of the global population is affected by one or more forms of malnutrition – be that hunger, obesity or micronutrient deficiency. Agriculture, core to achieving food security, is both a key driver of environmental degradation, and extremely vulnerable to environmental change.
The world population is expected to reach 11 billion by the end of this century. Demands on natural systems and resources are also at an all-time high, and so it is essential that we find new ways to feed the growing population without destroying the planet.
Achieving sustainable, healthy diets underpins many of the Sustainable Development Goals – especially those concerned with hunger, poverty, health, gender equality, land, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.
The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security brings people together from across the University of Edinburgh and our partner institutions to work on this complex global challenge – underpinned by world-leading interdisciplinary research, teaching and engagement.
Students develop skills in science, business, technology to optimise economic, environmental and societal requirements of food production systems.