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An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

Tuition fee €50.00 per programme

The course, will be proposed at a discounted fee of 50 EUR in 2019.

Students (undergraduate, graduate, PhD) will be charged 10 EUR only.

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The course will focus on:

  • An Introduction to Food Systems ;
  • Fundamentals of System Sciences ;
  • Food System Nodes I: Production & Processing ; and
  • Food System Nodes II: Distribution and Consumption, Side Streams, Food Integrity

Who should join the course

  • Professionals in the food and agriculture sector (i.e. product developer, scientists, engineers)
  • Professionals in the retail sector (i.e. purchase manager and sales person)
  • Students considering a career in the food sector

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Food Systems and current challenges in these systems;
  • Explain key elements of system science, including the most important principles that are relevant for the food systems;
  • Report the principal components of the food system and describe their systemic interactions and dependencies
  • Critically evaluate different responses to current challenges in Food Systems and develop own responses
Apply now! Introduction to Food Systems 2019
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2019 23:59
Europe/Brussels time
Soon open !!!
Studies commence
Dec 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States