Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) & CaribOOC on Sustainable Energy for Food

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Project title

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) & CaribOOC on Sustainable Energy for Food

Project country/region

☐ East Asia & Pacific
☐ Europe & Central Asia
☐ Latin America & The Carribean
☐ Middle East & North Africa
☐ North America
☐ South Asia
☐ Sub-Saharan Africa

Project organisation

TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, GIZ, FAO, ZEF

Project description

How can we produce more food with less energy, make energy use more efficient, and upscale clean energy technologies in food value chains? Almost 1,400 people participated in the MOOC “Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food” and the Caribbean version –CaribOOC– to discuss and find answers to those questions.

Over eight weeks in spring 2016, trainees were introduced to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and learned about the sustainable use of energy throughout all stages of agricultural value chains.

The MOOC was offered by the global initiative ‘Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC)’ and the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. Further contributing organizations were the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Tetra Tech and the World bank, as well as the Center for Development Research ZEF) of the University of Bonn.

Project related to following sources of energy








Energy Efficiency

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Commodity Groups

☐ Cereals

☐ Fruits and vegetables

☐ Nuts and berries

☐ Forage

☐ Dairy products

☐ Meat products

☐ Oil Seeds

☐ Roots and Tubers

☐ Eggs

☐ Pulses

☐ Fiber Crops

☐ Forestry

☐ Sugars

☐ Stimulants

☐ Spices

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Agricultural Value Chain Steps

☐ Mechanization

☐ Efficiency of Operation

☐ Processing

☐ Transportation

☐ Controlled Atmosphere

☐ Controlled Temperature

☐ Mechanical Sorting

☐ Preservation

☐ Other: /

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