link Source: www.futurelearn.com
date_range Starts on February 18, 2019
event_note Ends on March 4, 2019
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assignment Level : Introductive
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How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture? Find out with this free course.

Global warming is a reality so it’s vital our societies and industries respond to the changing climate. Can farming meet this challenge?

Explore the principles and practical applications of Climate Smart Agriculture: mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaption to climate change and stable or increased food production in the context of European dairy farming and wine production. How does farming impact on global warming and greenhouse gases? What are the barriers to adopting CSA and how can these be addressed?

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Syllabus

Week 1:

  • Climate change and greenhouse gases
  • The interactions between climate change and agriculture
  • Food security
  • Climate smart agriculture; history, principles and examples
  • Different views on the food production system

Week 2:

  • The basics of milk production, cow husbandry, digestion and herd management
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and the possibilities for reducing them, within dairy farming
  • The importance of plants for our atmosphere
  • Other forms of sustainable farming
  • Possible options for reducing energy consumption

Week 3:

  • The basics of wine production
  • General, sustainable crop management practices
  • Problems for the wine industry created by climate change
  • Possibilities for adapting the wine industry to climate change
  • Examples of how data can be used to to help make decisions in agriculture
  • Critical views regarding climate smart agriculture
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Instructors

Marie Dittmann
I am an animal scientist, with a particular interest in nutrition, metabolism, and behaviour of animals, as well as agriculture.

Martin Lukac
I am an academic interested in effects of climate change on agriculture and forestry. I specialise in studying ecosystem productivity, carbon cycling and the link between diversity and stability.

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University of Reading

The University of Reading was founded in 1892 during a period of rapid development in the city of Reading, England. This is one of the Red Brick University.

 

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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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Fantastic introduction for students and anyone interested in climate-smart agriculture, food production and the environment. Great practical examples from dairy and wine industries.

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Fantastic introduction for students and anyone interested in climate-smart agriculture, food production and the environment. Great practical examples from dairy and wine industries.