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Value Chains and Food Safety

Place of study: University of Copenhagen

Purpose: The course aims to discuss drivers and constraints for agri-food market and value chain development, how policies, incentive structures, governance and producer organisations play a role in agri-food business development, and present examples of the various food and agricultural business models that have developed internationally.

Content: Through visits to companies and organizations and various lectures on pertinent topics, participants will understand the role of different actors in value chains and the importance of value chain management. Participants are introduced to the trends and developments of food industry and markets and learn how to understand its mechanisms. Participants are expected to transfer knowledge and course experience to their own situations and bring significant information to relevant stakeholders in their home country – this is facilitated through the development of an Action Plan.

Target group: The course targets academics and professionals (administrative level) working with food safety and food economics, as well as stakeholders in the food value chain – from farm to retail level. Bachelor level educational background required.