Food Marketing and Value Chain Management - (15 Credits)

This module will focus on the stages food products go through between leaving the producer and arriving at the consumer. This will include all the key activities, which are essential in transforming agricultural and horticultural products from commodities and raw materials into food for consumption, and will include processing, packaging, logistics, distribution, retailing and consumer trends and consumer. The enabling environment, which facilitates the development of food chains, will be evaluated while the economic, social and environmental implications of food chains will be assessed within the context of the principles of sustainability. Implicit to this module is a learner-led ethos able to use integrated thinking to support stackable and discipline specific learning.