Course code SDG200

SDG200 Sustainable Food Production Systems

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Course responsible: Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2020-2021
Course contents:
The course will provide insight for the students to the food production system (plants, livestock and fish) and how the sustainable development goals (SDG) affect or potentially affect different parts of the system. The student will learn about antagonism in the SDG's and to which significance this affects the food systems. The course will give basic knowledge of methods or tools to document sustainability, like life cycle assessment (LCA) and farm models. Different impact factors will be concerned, like greenhouse gases, land use, eutrophication and biodiversity. The students will learn about the national emission accounts and will be introduced to Climate Smart Farming (Klimasmart Landbruk).
Learning outcome:
The topic will provide the students with a foundation to understand the complexity in the food production systems and be able to look at the domestic food production both in a national and a global context.
Learning activities:
Lectures, group activities.
Syllabus will be given on Canvas.
Recommended prerequisites:
HFX131 or PJH102, HFX133
Written exam 3 hours in the examination period, A-F.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Type of course:
20 hours of lectures (10 double lectures).
Examination details: Written exam: A - E / F