News: MOOC “Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective” in Italian and French

The “Mooc” – Massive Open Online Course on sustainability in the agri-food sector, initially in the English language, is now available also in Italian and French!

The free online course, with more than 2000 learners enrolled worldwide (the most active countries are the United States and Italy), foresees the participation of top-level international professors.

In line with the main contents of the PRIMA program (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), the course discusses the challenges and opportunities of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean basin. It summarizes global-to-local challenges related to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); outlines the history and culture of agriculture and its main characteristics with a focus on the “Mediterranean diet”; explains agricultural data with a focus on rural development models and value creation; explores EU policy frameworks and international agreements related to food and agriculture in the Mediterranean; and highlights emerging opportunities linked to innovation and sustainability in the sector.

The MOOC, recognized by the European Commission within the Erasmus + Virtual Exchange project, is developed by Fondazione BCFN in close collaboration with the SDG Academy and the University of Siena, as part of the Education for Sustainable Development initiative (EDU4SD) launched by UN SDSN Mediterranean to promote knowledge and dissemination of UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Global Goals.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the MOOC will also provide additional teaching materials produced by the FAO e-learning Center.

Course information are available here: https://bit.ly/2TKnq0p

Enroll to the MOOC on the edX platform: https://www.edx.org/…/sustainable-food-systems-a-mediterran…

 

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