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Are you curious…

… about our global food system and how sustainable it is? Do you wonder how food value chains could help to reduce hunger and poverty?

In this exciting free eLearning of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences you can learn what sustainability means in the context of our global food system. You also find out how food value chains need to be designed to achieve the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

The three eLearning Modules are designed for self-paced learning. The course contains a mixture of rich content, interactive tests, videos, mini-games and a lot of references to additional external content. Often complex topics are explained in a comprehensible way for novice learners and experienced professionals.


Module 1
Module 2
Module 3

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Lesson 1: Sustainability
Lesson 2: Global food system: Target state
Lesson 3: Global food system: Current state
Lesson 4: Towards a more sustainable
food system

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Lesson 1: Value creation in the food chain
Lesson 2: Sustainable food
value chains

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Lesson 1: From the Millennium Development Goals to the 2030 Agenda
Lesson 2: The Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs)
Lesson 3: SDGs and sustainable
food value chains

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Student testimonials

“A well constructed learning module, really enjoyable and full of information.”

“I LOVED it. I would do it again in a heart beat. Actually, I would much prefer it, to how we study at school at the moment. It’s very well structured, easy to follow and gives a good overview, while providing sufficient opportunities and links for in-depth study in case of interest.”

“Excellent learning approach.”

Technical requirements

The eLearning was designed to work on desktop-computers and tablets. It requires enabled JavaScript and works best with the browser Firefox or Chrome. Javascript is disabled in your browser? Visit for a guide to enable it. If you can’t run the course on your device, or if you have problems with the login contact us.