The Agri-Food Value Chains course enables participants to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the Agri-Food Value Chain, its main components, and the linkages between them. It also examines the main trends, drivers, and issues within the chain, covering aspects from agriculture and its ancillary industries, through to food retailing and catering, with reference to market structure, government intervention, and international trade.
Each topic will be introduced with some interactive online material and downloadable materials that will be available to the participant permanently. There will be a series of online discussions and exercises. Contributions to the discussions will be monitored, and may form part of the assessment. Feedback and contributions from the course convenor or deliverer will be the main source of formative assessment.
This course would have a broad range of applicability to professionals within the agrifood sector, but particularly those involved in food manufacturing, processing, distribution, retail, and catering.
14 Jan 2019
8 Weeks online
Graduate level or relevant experience
Discounts available for multiple bookings
Delivered entirely online through the University of Reading's Virtual Learning Environment over an eight week period. It is suggested that material is reviewed on a weekly basis, however, participants may vary their speed of learning to suit their own requirements.
The course is available to be completed for Continued Professional Development, or with the award of 10 academic credits where participants successfully complete the formative assessment requirements within four weeks of completing the online content.
As a result of completing this course, you will have developed a robust knowledge of the entire value chain as it pertains to the agrifood sector, with a detailed understanding of individual components as well as the complex interactions between them. Successful completion will enable participants to:
Topics covered will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
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