Sustainability is one of the most critical topics in the current agri-food sector and has become a subject of debate for governments, major companies, and the general public. That is why the ‘What is Sustainability?’ course introduces participants to the latest research in Sustainability and its relevance across the food industries.
Through online lectures and seminars, you will explore the different sustainability frameworks, including economic, ethical and environmental measures, and a practical sense of when and how these frameworks should be applied.
The course is aimed at agriculture, food and environmental-related industries (including feed, veterinary pharmaceutical and breeding companies). It may also be suitable for careers in research and development and the advisory or extension sector. International and national corporations will be able to use the knowledge provided in the course and research and higher education institutions in the governmental sector.
By completing this course, participants should be able to :
• Critically evaluate the various definitions of the term ‘Sustainability’
• Select appropriate frameworks for the assessment of Sustainability
• Critically assess the Sustainability of particular systems.
• Use appropriate tools to identify reliable information and literature on Sustainability related to food and environmental industries
• Communicate research findings clearly
• Demonstrate good academic practice in the use, citation and referencing of source material
Course Provider: University of Reading
Course Date: This course commences each October
Course Delivery: Distance Learning – 8-week online course
Course Fee: £700