- Module code
- Module leader
- Philip Hudson
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 39 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
The major issues involved, and factors driving change, in food production, distribution and consumption are explored. Examples of significant current challenges faced by individuals, companies and policy makers operating in the food chain are presented for analysis. Application of relevant aspects of planning to the challenges of operating in the food chain is considered.
To achieve credit for this module, students must 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
- Work independently and demonstrate creativity and independence of thought in critical evaluation of food industry issues.
- Locate and critically appraise data and information
- Manage project work and communicate effectively
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- FAN S., and HEADEY D., (2012) Reflections on the global food crisis. International Food Policy Research Institute
- McKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE, OPPENHEIM J., DOBBS R., BRINKMAN M., THOMPSON F., and ZORNES M., eds (2011) Resource Revolution: Meeting the world's energy, materials, food, and water needs. McKinsey Global Institute
- POPP J., MATLOCK M., KEMPER N., and JAHN M., eds (2012) The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Food Supply. Cambridge University Press
- PULLMAN M., and WU Z., (2011) Food Supply Chain Management Economic, Social and Environmental Perspective. Pub Routledge
- RODRIK, D. (2011) The Globalization Paradox. Oxford University press.