The Sustaining Quality in Raw Material Supply Chains course will introduce you to the sustainability issues that impact on the quality of fresh and processed arable and horticultural crops. You will explore the quality and sustainability issues for a number of major crop species, as well as the impact of different production systems (including organic, GM, conventional, fairtrade, and locally traded). In addition, you will investigate the effects of breeding to sustain quality and the management of water, fertiliser, and crop protection chemicals.
Upon completing the course you will have a wide-ranging and in-depth knowledge of the science and practical techniques for identifying and sustaining quality across the raw material supply chain. As a result, this course would have direct applicability to professionals working in, or tangentially to, these raw materials supply chain.
On completion of the course participants should be able to:
Topics covered include:
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of diet in tackling key sustainability issues affecting the quality of fresh and processed arable and horticultural crops. Areas of particular focus include:
Problem-based learning supported by lectures (delivered via distance learning and face-to-face) together with presentations by invited speakers from different areas of the food industry and experts in the area of fresh and processed arable and horticultural crops.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530