Section 1:Global food systems and value chains
In this section, you'll learn how to recognise the characteristics of global food systems;identify the variables impacting global food systems;identify value chain thinking and how it differs from supply chain thinking;identify the role that external factors (for example, population and income growth, globalisation, climate change, technology and international trade) play on global food systems, agribusiness and value chains; andidentify the actors in, and characteristics of, value chains, demonstrated with the building of a value chain model.
Section 2: Agribusiness market dynamics
In this section of the course, you'll learn how torecognise the characteristics of agri-food markets, what influences their supply and demand, and what sets them apart from other markets;identify the role that external factors, such as population and income growth, globalisation, climate change, technology and international trade, play on agri-food markets;interpret the key elements of supply and demand; andrecognise the basic characteristics of supply and demand curves.
Section 3: The role of the consumer
In this section of the course, you'll learn how torecognise the role the consumer plays in the food system, markets and value chains;recognise the consumer characteristics, trends and behaviours that influence value chains; andrecognise some of the techniques used in market and consumer research to better understand consumer behaviour.
Section 4: Your next steps
In this section you will gain additional insights into how you can apply your new skills and knowledge in the agribusiness sector, and what your possible next steps might be if you wish to further your study in this area.
Course end: December 31, 2018 at00:00 UTC.