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Sustainable Agriculture

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4 weeks
149 USD
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Self-paced Online
4 weeks
149 USD
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Self-paced Online
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Course description

Sustainable Agriculture

Many estimates indicate that the world population is going to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. This implies that food production is required to increase by 70% in order to meet the demand of such a huge population. Therefore, it is becoming very essential to take serious reforms in the agricultural sector to ensure that the food system is ready to meet the challenges of a burgeoning world population. Thus, the goal of sustainable agriculture is to feed expanding population while farming in an ecologically sound and regenerative way.

Hardships like droughts and inadequacy/scarcity of inputs essential for Agriculture, necessitate sustainable agriculture in long run. Despite the fact that contemporary agriculture generates massive amount of output within a harvest season, several devastating risks are witnessed which require sustainable farming practices for their mitigation.

This course explains various methods of sustainable agriculture to meet the aforesaid objectives necessary for many countries. It discusses various aspects pertaining to different farming systems in order to increase food production substantially to meet the demand of growing population. It also describes ecological farming practices based on scientific innovations for producing healthy foods.

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  • English

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Training content

Week 1

Overview of Sustainable Agriculture

Farming systems & Integrated farming systems

Week 2

Irrigation, water management including Rainwater harvesting

Polyculture, inter- cropping and crop rotation

Precision farming

Organic farming & Biodynamic farming

Week 3


Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Week 4

Agroforestry and food forests

Integrated and Natural pest management

Cover crops, Mulching and manual weed control

Course delivery details

This course is offered through State Bank of India, a partner institute of EdX.

1-4 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$149
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

Primary objectives/goals and concept of sustainable agriculture

Farming systems, and components thereof and integrated farming system

Various irrigation methods and sustainable water management

Concepts of Polyculture, inter-cropping, and crop rotation

Concepts of Hydroponics and Aquaponics and their significance.

Benefits of encouraging combined agricultural and forest production system in the name of “Agroforestry”

Significance and advantages of Organic farming

Importance of technology in Sustainable Agriculture, and Precision farming.

Concepts of vermicomposting, pest management, cover crops, mulching etc.***

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