Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology

The course will focus on:

  • Plant biotechnology;
  • Agricultural technology; and
  • Food science; .

Who should join the course

This course is designed for 16-19 year olds studying biology related STEM subjects at A level or undergraduate level.

It will also appeal to adults interested in the technology behind food production.

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2019 and 2020.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges involved in growing, harvesting and processing plant-based food;
  • Explore the role of scientific research in addressing challenges in food security;
  • Debate the opportunities and limitations of new technologies;
  • Reflect on consumer trust in the science and technology involved in bringing food from the field to the supermarket

How to join the course

This course is available on FutureLearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/admin/courses/food-production-agricultural-technology-plant-biotechnology/1

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

CSIC
HERBSTREITH & FOX KG
JOHN DEERE
KOPPERT
UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Project lead

Daniel Jenkins
Institution

University of Cambridge

Contact details

dmj25@cam.ac.uk

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