The rapidly increasing demand for nutritious food and its future consequences for the environment call for a much greater understanding of the global food system. WageningenX, by mobilizing a large and international community, addresses this needs effectively by offering different massive online open courses (MOOCs) within its domain. Our courses train (future) professionals in sustainable food systems and reach out to consumers to help them make informed choices about what they eat, how it is produced and the impact of their choices on the environment and society.
The complexity of global food systems requires training in a diversity of disciplines from ‘farm’ to ‘fork’. These are all imbedded in the mission of Wageningen University and Research centre: To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life! The union of expertise in various fields of natural and social sciences that Wageningen University & Research offers, leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice. Moreover, our well known research centres constantly enrich our educational programmes with the latest scientific insights.