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 its linkages. It also examines the main trends, drivers, and issues within the chain, covering the aspects of agriculture and ancillary industries through food retailing and catering, regarding market structure, government intervention, and international trade.
Each topic is introduced with interactive online material and downloadable materials available to the participant permanently.
This course would have a broad range of applicability to professionals within the agri-food sector, particularly those involved in food manufacturing, processing, distribution, retail, and catering.
As a result of completing this course, you will have developed a robust knowledge of the entire value chain pertaining to the agri-food sector, with a detailed understanding of individual components and the complex interactions. Successful completion will enable participants to:
• Discuss and analyse the structure and components of Agri-Food Value Chains
• Critically evaluate the main drives of change and ongoing historic trends
• Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the importance of supply chain management with the agri-food supply chain
• Critically assess the critical problems of the different sectors and the role of governments and other bodies in the food industry sector
Course Provider: University of Reading
Course Date: This course commences each May
Course Delivery: Distance Learning – 8-week online course
Course Fee: £700.00