Objectives

  • To provide students with the tools and knowledge tot analyse and understand:
    • food systems and their role in society;
    • how food and agriculture are regulated nationally and internationally;
    • how agencies and institutions regulate agriculture and food nationally and internationally.
  • To provide a framework for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, programmes and viewpoints among players, including other universities, researchers, professionals, civil service, private sector and government.
  • Comprehensive understandign of food systems in a local, regional and global context.
  • Awareness of the role that food plays across cultures, historically and in contemporary societies.
  • Understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy.
  • Capacity to apply theory and knowledge to policy analysis.
  • Competence in approaching a research problem in the area of food systems.
  • Competence in articulating a research question, data collection and articulating research results.
  • Competence in critically evaluating research.

Competencies

This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective.

The courses are geared towards:

  • Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food, and agriculture
  • Individuals working in the agri-food sector
  • Public administrators
  • Policy analysts
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Journalists specializing in food politics
  • Professional organisations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture
  • Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance

Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes.

Student profile

Food Systems Analysis students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health, agriculture or sociology.

The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers.

Next enrolment

June 2018

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