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Agribusiness is a sub-field of business, management and organisation studies that deals with making profit from agriculture and corporate farming. Agribusiness includes the production, processing, and inventory of agricultural goods. It involves the management of agronomic equipment and technologies, raw materials, suppliers, work force and other resources involved in agriculture. Similar disciplines include: animal management, forestry and nature management, management of the living environment, agricultural economics, and rural enterprise.

Students get an insight into the processes of production and supply chain, from raw production to reaching the consumer, and all the stages in between: trade, management and consultancy, activities of businesses involved in horticulture and food chains. Masters in Agribusiness typically cover topics such as agricultural economics, farm product marketing, quality management, the sustainability of agricultural chains, agribusiness international marketplaces and others. Specialisations include international agribusiness and trade, food and agribusiness, international horticulture and marketing, agricultural entrepreneurship, agribusiness management, sustainable agribusiness and innovation, food marketing and retail.

Graduates in agribusiness can work in a diverse range of industries and positions from accounting, insurance and banking, to managing seed production, farm management, international marketing or retail sales. Professionals can practice in product development corporations, retail marketing firms, food processing companies, consultancy agencies, and public, governmental or financial institutions.

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Suggested Short Courses in Agribusiness

Certificate Food and Innovation in Rural Transition

The Food and Innovation in Rural Transition programme from the University of Pisa will be focused on gaining awareness and competencies about food issues and transition in agriculture and rural areas through the framework of innovation theories. This course is taught at Summer School in the viilage of Sillico comune di Pieve Fosciana (LU).

Certificate Aquariology: reproduction, breeding and care of fishes

The Aquariology: reproduction, breeding and care of fishes course from the University of Pisa aims to train experts in the reproduction and breeding of various types of aquatic organisms: invertebrates (mollusks, crustaceans); fish (fresh and saltwater) plant (micro and macro algae, aquatic sea grass) with particular reference to the activity of aquariology.

Certificate Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development

Over 140 million entrepreneurs expect to add at least five new jobs over the next five years. Entrepreneurial activity is flourishing across the globe, and can act as an economic engine. Entrepreneurship is the best hope for reviving a weakened world economy. But entrepreneurs cannot do it alone. They need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This 14 days course will give insight in the basic requirements on a national level for increasing the level of entrepreneurship.