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Lagos Business School
Understanding the Agribusiness Food Chain
Agribusiness
Course: Paid | Certification: Paid | Virtual

This 3-week programme focuses on understanding the agribusiness value chain as well as exposing participants to the viability of the different agribusiness value chain. The programme provides a new way of perceiving and interpreting reality for the sector’s managers and leaders. The purpose is to help managers and leaders abandon the perceptions that have defined their performance to date while giving them new tools for interpreting the realities of today’s agribusiness environment.

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Wageningen University and Research
Evaluating Animal Breeding Programmes
Animal Breeding
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

In this course, you will learn about the implementation and evaluation of both large industrial scale and the tailor-made breeding programs, in terms of genetic progress and genetic diversity. Together with other learners, you will dive into the reasons behind crossbreeding in relation to the dissemination of genetic improvement. It is essential to know how key biological factors affect the structure of a breeding program and to understand the different structures a breeding program can have.

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Wageningen University and Research
Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production
Crop Production
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

In this course of the XSeries in environmental studies, you will examine the principles of crop production. You will learn about the ‘availability pillar’ of global food security that lies at the heart of food production, applicable to both crops and animal production. This course will discuss why yields in some parts of the world are lagging behind and identify the agro-ecological drivers that shape the broad diversity of production systems. Also, key issues relating to the closing of yield gaps and the difference in visions of sustainability will be explored.

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Wageningen University and Research
Sustainable Soil Management for Soil Life
Soil Management
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes, and societal challenges underlying soil degradation - and what can be done to ensure sustainable soil management for the future. The threats to our soil span deforestation, erosion, overgrazing, use of agrochemicals, pollution, and climate change. Learn what you can do to make a difference in protecting this vital natural resource.

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University of Adelaide
Understanding Agribusiness, Value Chains, and Consumers in Global Food Systems
Agribusiness
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

Guided by the team at The Centre for Global Food and Resources, this course will introduce the concepts at the heart of agribusiness; including value chain thinking, the dynamics of markets, and the changing nature of consumer behavior. You will learn what it is that sets agribusiness apart from other business sectors and the difference between supply chain and value chain thinking. You will gain an understanding of food markets and the distinctive factors that influence them. There will be a focus on the role that consumers play in the value chain - why they make the food choices they do and what changing food demand means for agribusiness. This course will showcase Australian agribusinesses, providing genuine insights into the concepts discussed.

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Wageningen University and Research
Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV) Mission
Agricultural Technology
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

This course will teach you how to plan an end-to-end mission (from image acquisition to data visualization) for your specific drone application and how to execute a drone mission safely. After finishing this online course you will have gained full understanding of the aerial mapping workflow and how to implement it in a programmable small drone. You will know which steps you need to take to gain the valuable insights you are looking for.

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Wageningen University and Research
Genetic Models for Animal Breeding
Animal Breeding
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

Animal breeding involves the selective breeding of domestic or livestock animals with the intention to improve desirable (and heritable) qualities in the next generation. This course introduces the steps required to design a program for breeding animals and teaches the genetic and statistical concepts that are needed to build a solid breeding program. Follow this course and learn what the key factors are for improving and increasing productivity and learn what it takes to create and maintain a healthy strong population.

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Wageningen University and Research
Nutrition, Heart Diseases, and Diabetes
Nutrition
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

Learn about the role of nutrition in relation to diseases of the circulatory system and diabetes, which are major causes of death worldwide. You'll learn about the etiology of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, stroke, other forms of cardiovascular diseases, and how often these occur worldwide. You will learn about biological modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and obesity, and how they impact these diseases in a different way. After completing this course you will also have gained a deeper insight into underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, such as insulin resistance, and the role of (epi)genetic factors.

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Wageningen University and Research
Nutrition and Cancer
Nutrition
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

This course focuses on a wide range of dietary exposures (including vegetables, meat, dietary supplements, alcohol) and lifestyle factors (including body composition and physical activity) in relation to the occurrence and progression of the most common types of cancer, such as large bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. This course is especially valuable for professionals (in training) from various fields related to nutrition or cancer (e.g. nutritionists, epidemiologists, health policymakers, physicians, caregivers, nutrition educators, biologists, food scientists).

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Wageningen University and Research
Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome
Nutrition
Course: Free | Certification: Paid | Virtual

In this course, you will learn how the human microbiome plays an important role in maintaining the normal gut function, digesting certain nutrients, early life development, behavior, and disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity, and diabetes. You will learn how to distinguish fact from fiction about the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease.

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