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Forest Chain Management specialists are equipped with the competences needed to examine each actor in the chain (including producers, smallholders, suppliers, processors, traders, retailers and consumers) and analyse the different stages from harvest to processing and consumption [from forest to floor] from various perspectives, including sustainability. They will thus enhance their ability to manage, facilitate and innovate these forest value chains.
€ 13500 / jaar
€ 13500 / jaar
This one-year Master programme consists of nine-months taught courses and a three-month research project culminating in a thesis. Course subjects: Introduction (2 EC), Value-Chain Analysis (10 EC), Value Chain Governance (6 EC), Forest Chain Development (6 EC), Forest Production Management (6 EC), Integrated Chain Management (6 EC), Value Chain Entrepreneurship (6 EC), Business Environment (4 EC), Implementing a Research Project (6 EC ), Thesis (18 EC).
Applicants with a different background may also apply: eligibility will be determined by VHL admissions office.
The agricultural industry is currently more vibrant and resourceful than ever before; with three unique specializations in horticulture, forest and livestock chains, our graduates are equipped for management positions in the business world of animals, flowers and food.
The study approaches forest value chain development from different perspectives of sustainability, business economics, logistics, quality management, certification, marketing, information flows and international trends.
Competence-based learning through case studies, projects, role-play, simulations, practical assignments, field trips and lectures.
to analyse the sustainability and resilience of value chains, stakeholders and production systems
to initiate and manage innovative chain processes and projects
to advise chain actors and business service entrepreneurs
to conduct applied research that contributes towards efficient and sustainable value chain development
to develop policies and networks for integrated value chain management
to build relations with attention for values in complex processes