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Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology


The course focuses 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.


The course will be available all year round from 2022 onwards.

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:


Project lead

Daniel Jenkins Pic
Daniel Jenkins

University of Cambridge