Future Food Sustainability MSc - Cranfield, UK

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Recruiter
Cranfield University
Location
England
Salary
N/A
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Expires
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Future Food Sustainability MSc

This course aims to provide a detailed critical awareness of the risks, challenges and opportunities of providing a sustainable supply of food to the world's population, as we move into the future.

This course is concerned with a fundamental challenge of enormous importance that we all face today; in essence, the many problems of feeding a rapidly growing global population in the future given finite resources, added uncertainties such as the effects of climate change, and a general acknowledgement that our current methods for producing food are not fit for purpose. But it does more than simply describing the challenge - it sets about bringing together the diverse threads that could present pragmatic and practical answers. As such, it is designed to respond to urgent industry, institutional and government needs for individuals who can meet the complex, multi-factorial issues of global future food supply.

Many food companies have identified the need for a focus in their own business areas on future food sustainability, and have acknowledged a need for trained individuals, both in the form of new graduates and also in re-training professionals already established in the food industry. However, it is not just food companies that are concerned with the sustainability of future food supply;

  • government departments are concerned with food sustainability in terms of policy making and governance
  • research institutes are actively involved in the development of improved animal and plant production systems
  • various NGOs are involved in influencing policy, attitudes and communication to the public.

All of these diverse groups have an urgent need to recruit individuals with the skills set to address these challenges.

This course is applicable for graduates from around the world wishing to pursue a career in food sustainability at a technical or strategic level.

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