Free online course in sustianable energy


Powering Agriculture is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. The 8-week course, which will run February 1 – March 27, 2016, introduces challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food sector.

This MOOC will introduce participants to the Energy-Agriculture Nexus and approaches for sustainably providing energy throughout all stages of agricultural value chains. Challenges and solutions will be analyzed; concrete technologies will be examined focusing on their utility to promote access to clean energy.
The course will familiarize participants with relevant external influences such as market conditions, politics, and financing schemes of “powering agricultural” projects. Learning materials, developed by well-known experts, will be available as offline reading materials, as well as videos, on a week-by-week basis and are accompanied by assignments that will require the application of the newly learned skills.
Participants will be awarded a personalized certificate issued by PAEGC and the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences for continuous contribution to the course.