International Agrifood Issues
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Jon Turner
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 25 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
The major issues involved, and factors driving change, in food production, distribution and consumption are explored. Examples of the most significant current challenges faced by individuals, companies and policy makers operating in the food chain are analysed. The application of relevant aspects of business planning to the challenges of operating in the food chain is considered.
Students will be able to:
- Identify and analyse the driving forces in the food chain which producers, processors, distributors, retailers and policy makers have to understand and respond to.
- Demonstrate the complex and dynamic nature of the food industry and the sensitivity over food quality, hygiene, and safety in different areas.
- Demonstrate the application of theoretical analysis to business decision making in the food chain.
- Evaluate the impact of policy on global trade of food.
|Examination||Unseen exam (1.5 hours)||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of:
- SETH, A & RANDALL, G (2011) The rise and rise of the supermarket chains. 3rd edn. Kogan Page
- RODRIK, D. (2011) The Globalization Paradox. Oxford University press.
- IFAMR (2013) “Managing Wicked problems in Agribusiness” , Special Issue B (available at: http://www.ifama.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3355
- IGD (2015) Addressing Sustainability Issues for UK Companies (available at: http://www.igd.com/sustainability)
- Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Security through Sustainable Food Systems (2012) (available at: http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/avoidingfamines/