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Certificate Outline

The Sustainable Food Systems certificate is self paced and equivalent to 50 hours. This includes the time it takes to read, view and apply the concepts through the activities provided in each module. If you register for the certificate you will have access to the website for one year after registration. If you register for individual modules, you will have access for six months. If you are unable to complete the certificate / modules within these timeframes, your access will be cancelled and you must re-register if you wish to continue.

Module 1: Introduction to Local and Global Food Systems

Topics
1. History and Development of Agriculture
2. Sustainable Agriculture
3. Eating in the 21st Century

History and Development of Agriculture
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Sustainable Agriculture
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Eating in the 21st Century
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Module 2: Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture

Topics
1. Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
2. Practices and Farm Technologies
3. Urban and Community Agriculture

Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
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Practices and Production Technologies
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Urban and Community Agriculture
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Module 3: Between Farm and Table

Topics
1. Food Production at a Regional Level: Developing a Plan
2. Local Food Businesses/Infrastructure
3. Incorporating Local Food Options
4. The Business of Region Food Systems: Factors and Best Practices

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Module 4: Food Justice

Topics
1. Access to Quality Food
2. Labor and the Food System: Fair Trade
3. Biodiversity and Biopiracy
4. Climate Change and Peak Oil
5. Land Access
6. Gender and Farming

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Module 5: Food System Policy and Trends

Topics:
1. Local state and federal policies that shape the current food system
2. Connections between learners and the policies of your community
3. Local governance for agriculture policy
4. Impact of policies on local communities

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