The Sustainable Supply Systems: Production to Processing course addresses the sustainability issues relating to crop and animal production, focusing on food supply chains with end users in the UK. Through three consecutive days of campus workshops hosted by the University of Reading, featuring experts from across academia and industry, you will explore the scientific basis behind current food sustainability guidelines (including intensive farming and organic approaches), but also the ecological, social and commercial factors influencing implementation.
After completing the course, you will have a detailed understanding of sustainable practices for livestock and crops, including the demands placed on producers by those further along the supply chain. You will also have developed an understanding of the current sustainability issues facing the food sector, as well as new technological and methodological processes relating to this portion of the food chain. This course would be extremely useful for professionals working on sustainability practices in the food supply chain, but the broad range of issues covered give it applicability for a wide range of professionals in the sector.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
On completion of the course participants should be able to:
The workshop is divided into three days, each with a distinctive theme: supply chain management, crops and ecosystems, livestock production and processing. Participants will hear from experts in each field and topics will cover different farming production methods, environmental protection, new developments in farming that address sustainability, and how current research is informing sustainable practice. Talks are accompanied by site visits, debates and interactive activities.
This course will be delivered via a 3-day intensive on-campus workshop that will include 20 hours of academic-led seminars and group discussions supported by expert outside speakers and 10 hours of independent learning and group work
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530