An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

The food sector is undergoing dramatic changes fostered by global challenges such as growing competition for resources, a rise of the global population, and changes in demographics and consumer behavior.

The course will focus on:

  • An Introduction to Food Systems ;
  • Fundamentals of System Sciences ;
  • Food System Nodes I: Production & Processing ; and
  • Food System Nodes II: Distribution and Consumption, Side Streams, Food Integrity

Who should join the course

  • Professionals in the food and agriculture sector (i.e. product developer, scientists, engineers)
  • Professionals in the retail sector (i.e. purchase manager and sales person)
  •  Students considering a career in the food sector

Registration fee                                                                    

The course, will be proposed at a discounted fee of 50 EUR in 2019.

Students (undergraduate, graduate, PhD) will be charged 10 EUR only.

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2019 and 2020.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Food Systems and current challenges in these systems;
  • Explain key elements of system science, including the most important principles that are relevant for the food systems;
  • Report the principal components of the food system and describe their systemic interactions and dependencies;
  • Critically evaluate different responses to current challenges in Food Systems and develop own responses

How to join the course

You can apply via the EIT Food application platform : https://www.eitfood.eu/education/projects/An-introduction-to-food-systems-scientific-technical-and-socioeconomic-principles-to-facilitate-the-creation-of-food-value-networks

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

KU LEUVEN
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM
UNIVERSITY OF READING
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

Project lead

Jochen Weiss
Institution

University of Hohenheim

Contact details

j.weiss@uni-hohenheim.de

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