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Firm and Quality for the Agricultural and Food System

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

This Master Degree course aims to form professionals that are ready to work within a global economic system and are able to initiate business and supply chain initiatives with sustainably coordinated productive, organizational and logistic processes. This course also responds to a specific need for highly qualified professionals able to oversee and improve the standards, certification and promotion of agricultural and livestock products and manage quality, sustainable, typical and historical agro-food chains. The Degree Course is divided into two curricula: Business and quality for the agricultural and food system and Sustainable management of livestock farms.

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What do you learn?

The course program aims to provide students with knowledge and skills regarding the sustainability of agro-zootechnical businesses, the management of agro-industrial plants and processes, and food safety. Specific topics include post-harvest processing; management and handling of animal products; prevention and defence from food-borne pathogens and food contamination; quality and certification of agro-food products; agricultural business management, the agro-food market and agro-food policy. Issues of logistics, packaging and consumer behaviour are also covered.

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What can you do with it?

Graduates in Business and Quality for the Agricultural and Food System are trained to work in: individual or associated agro-food companies, producer organizations, large-scale retailers, national and international (public and private) research organizations and consultancy institutions (FAO, European Commission, etc.) as well as for government bodies. After enrolling in the Order of Agronomists and Foresters (Sec. A), they can also work as freelance agronomists.