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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 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.

Certificate Organised Farmers As Partners in Agribusiness

Small farmers not only constitute the majority of the world's poor, they are also the majority of the world's small and medium enterprises. Through collective action of their organisations, farmers can improve their performance and income. Facilitators, equipped with the right approaches and tools, can do more to support the farmers’ business organisations in their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Short Course Marketing for Small Agribusinesses

In a globalised world, as people become more integrated into markets, it is essential not just to produce, but to sell – and to do this, it is increasingly necessary to market products. Markets are widely recognised as a key component of development. Many governments and international donors now embrace the need to enable producers to take advantage – even create – business opportunities. For example, the concept of ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ is advocated as a way of bringing the benefits of economic growth to poorer parts of society.

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