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Agribusiness and Postharvest Management

Agribusiness and Postharvest Management

Dates: 25 October - 7 November, 2017
13 - 26 March, 2018

Agribusiness is still of central importance to most of the world’s economies. To effectively contribute to economic growth there must be coordinated links between agribusiness firms, farmers, retailers and others in the supply chain. The challenges are many as changing consumer preferences, fluctuating supply and demand and climate change create new and unpredictable conditions. Additionally, ensuring consumer safety and quality requires strict regulatory controls, including environmental considerations. This programme presents innovative methods and technologies for adapting to changing conditions, creating effective links and increasing production.

 

Duration

14 days

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This programme is designed for

Government officials
Directors of regional offices responsible for the agricultural sector
Employees of NGOs
Private sector professionals
Farm managers
Export and marketing managers
Producers of agricultural products
Agribusiness consultants


Curriculum

  • Corporate and Family Agribusiness
  • Economic Evaluation of an Agribusiness
  • Business Planning and Marketing Strategy
  • Decision Making under Uncertain Conditions
  • Cash Flow Preparation and Financial Controls
  • Agribusiness Project Management 
  • Obstacles to Overcome when Exporting Fresh Produce 
  • Postharvest Losses, Maturity and Maturity Indices
  • Measuring Quality and Quality Assurance
  • Postharvest Treatment of Grain Storage 
  • The Role of the Packing House in the Postharvest Sequence
  • Postharvest Storage Sanitation 
  • Addressing Decay and Insect Control
  • Storage Cooling System Methods - Efficiency Evaluation
  • Impact of Humidity on Postharvest Products
  • Transport Systems and Loading Patterns
  • Environmental Control and Use of Modified Atmospheres

Study Tours

  • Fruit Harvesting and Packing 
  • Vegetable Harvesting and Packing 
  • Family Agribusiness: Dairy, Honey and Flowers 
  • Pre and Postharvest Solution Manufacturer
  • Israeli Fruit and Vegetable Market 
  • Government Postharvest R&D Centre

* The curriculum and study tours are subject to change at the discretion of the administration. 


Cost

Tuition Fee- $2,770 (Tuition scholarships are available)

Local Expense Fee $4,250 Double Accommodation, $5,450 Single Accommodation 


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Mrs. Vered Levi

Programme Director, Centre for Agriculture, Environment and Water