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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).

Italy
Short Course Food Production: Tradition and Innovation

After providing an overview about biochemical background, nutritional value and health-related issues linked of the Mediterranean diet, the course will cover the ‘farm-to-fork’ pathway of typical food types of the Po Valley and, in particular, of the Piacenza district, including tomato sauce, Grana Padano, salumi and wine. The Food Production: Tradition and Innovation course is offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC).

Italy
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.

United Kingdom
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.

Italy