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Horticulture Sector Development for Emerging Markets, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
University rank #59 (WUR) ,
The rapid rise of the middle class and rising per capita income in emerging economies are leading to increasing demand for healthy, safe and sustainably produced horticultural products. These developments offer new opportunities for farmers and stakeholders involved in the sector. 


  • However, it also requires the transition from highly fragmented and informal market channels to a more professional horticultural sector. Development of the national horticulture sector may in turn open up opportunities for accessing the international export market for horticulture products.

Strengthening value chains for progress

  • Modern production practices, value addition activities, value chain governance, viable market channels and a conducive enabling environment are some of the key factors for successful horticultural value chains. If properly enhanced, value chains can bring about opportunities for business development, profit and income generation, employment creation, food and nutrition security and GDP growth.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This course gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain. The programme specifically addresses the following aspects:
  •  Broad expertise on horticultural production, both protected and open field;
  • The importance of post-harvest, quality and logistics processes;
  • Insights in domestic and international market systems;
  • In-depth knowledge on socio-economic aspects of horticultural value chains;
  • Value chain analysis, management principles and integrated strategies for horticultural development
  • Attention to international standards for good agricultural practices and quality issues in international trade;
  • Insight in the relevant international institutional and policy developments, as well as the relevance to your own country;
  • Understanding of the role of multi-stakeholder processes in developing vibrant markets.


We invite technical staff, policymakers, scientists, private sector professionals and programme / project managers who want to develop the horticultural sector in their home countries, to enroll.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification and five years of work experience in a related field.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3900 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • EU/EEA

    3900 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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