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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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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.

Netherlands
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).

Italy