|Course code: 502004||Subject title: SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION|
|Credits: 3||Type of subject: Optative||Year: 4||Period: 1º S|
|Department: Agronomía, Biotecnología y Alimentación|
|SORET LAFRAYA, BEATRIZ (Resp) [Mentoring]|
CG1 The capacity to work in the field of agrifood and innovation in a socially and ethically responsible manner, and with a commitment to sustainability.
CT3 The ability to manage information. To identify information needs and be familiar with the sources, bibliographical resources and services available in order to perform basic research in the field of study. To classify information according to relevancy and analyse it critically.
CT5 A capacity for self-reliant learning. To apply the knowledge acquired to the performance of tasks, deciding on the most effective way to perform them and the time to devote to them, selecting the most suitable sources of information.
CE19 To know how to apply the bases of sustainability to food processing. Development and implementation of environmentally-friendly food processes. Use and optimisation of water and energy in agrifood processes. The capacity to use methods to assess and correct environmental impact.
|Learning outcomes||Syllabus||Activities||Evaluation and Grading|
|LO1. To compare and differentiate food production systems and strategies aiming to achieve more sustainable food production and consumption.||Food Production Systems: traditional and intensive systems, organic systems, local production, fairtrade||AA-1; AA-2;AA-3; AA-4; AA-5; AA-6||Assignments Quizzes Participation Final Exam|
|LO2. To apply actions and technologies that minimize the impacts of food production on the environment.||Technology towards a more sustainability food production and consumption; Food Production and climate, water, soil and biodiversity||AA-1; AA-2;AA-3; AA-4; AA-5; AA-6||Assignments Quizzes Participation Final Exam|
|LO3. To integrate a holistic point of view in the development and implementation of food technologies.||Concept and evaluation of Sustainability||AA-1; AA-2;AA-3; AA-4; AA-5; AA-6||Assignments Quizzes Participation Final Exam|
|LO4. To evaluate the implications of the technologies and systems used in the food sector on food security and nutrition in a global world.||Indicators; Healthy and sustainable diets; Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture||AA-1; AA-2;AA-3; AA-4; AA-5; AA-6||Assignments Quizzes Participation Final Exam|
|Academic Activities||Time (h)|
|AA-1 Reading and studying core materials||25|
|AA-2 Reading supplementary materials||10|
|AA-3 Prepare Assignments||20|
|AA-5 Discussion Forum||5|
|AA-6 Quizzes and exam||5|
|CT3||AA-1; AA-2; AA-3;|
|CT5||AA-1; AA-2;AA-3; AA-4; AA-5; AA-6|
|CE18 (IAMR)||AA-1; AA-3|
|CE19 (IPPA)||AA-1; AA-3|
|Weight (%)||It allows
|Learning Outcomes||Grading System||% out of total||Carácter recuperable|
|LO1; LO2; LO3; LO4||Assignments||35||Yes (submission of the corrected assigments in the terms specified by the professor)|
|LO1; LO2; LO3; LO4||Participation (Discussion forum; tutoring)||10||No|
|LO1; LO2; LO3; LO4||Quizzes||35||No|
|LO1; LO2; LO3; LO4||Final exam||20||Yes (Remedial exam)|
If the student did not get the minimum grade to weigh in any of the activities, the grade of the subject would be 4.9 out of 10 at most (fail).
Sustainable Development Goals.
Environmental impacts of food production; mitigation and adaptation measures.
Indicators and Evaluation of Sustainability
Healthy and Sustainable diets
Lesson 1.- From the Brundtland report to the Sustainable Development Goals and what ¿sustainability¿ really means. Food Production Systems: system thinking and sustainability; conventional and intensive systems; low input agriculture; local and smallholder agriculture.
Lesson 2.- Impacts of Food Production. Technology towards a more sustainability food production and consumption: adaptation to climate change and reduction of emissions; soil, land and water management for mitigation of environmental impacts.
Lesson 3.- Can sustainability be measured? Indicators and evaluation of Sustainability: assessment of sustainability; methodology and sustainability indicators for agriculture and food production
Lesson 4.- Food safety, food security, nutrition and the role of sustainable agriculture. Environmental and ecosystems health; Healthy diets, sustainable diets: consumption as a driver for food production systems.
This is an online course that will be followed through MiAulario platform and will run from 25th October to 21 th December of 2021.
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