- Module code
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 75 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 15 hours
- Teaching period
- January - March Monday PM
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 presented for analysis. 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 main 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 evaluation of food industry issues.
- Locate and critically appraise data and information.
- Communicate effectively in writing.
|Examination||1 x 2 hour exam||100%|
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
- 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
- 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