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Learner Reviews & Feedback for The Economics of Agro-Food Value Chains by Technische Universität München (TUM)

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About the Course

Have a look at our trailer for a brief introduction to this course: In this course, you learn how the agro-food value chain approaches the challenge of constantly improving its competitiveness by producing high quality food and products and also aiming to attain greater sustainability. Some of the topics of this course are: • The notion of quality for food and agricultural products and consumer value. • How to conduct market research in this field. • Labelling, branding and pricing strategies, as-well as innovation in the agro-food sector. • How sustainability can be used as a competitive advantage through corporate social responsibility. • The role and different types of industrial standards. • The different forms of coordination in the chain, in particular with regard to the retailing and distribution sector. This course is taught by a group of international experts from Universities in Italy, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. Each of them will give you insights into a specific topic related to food quality and the organization of the agro-food value chains....

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Mar 14, 2022

This course has enhanced my knowledge of the Agro-Food Value Chain from the perspective of Economics, I would like to highly recommend this course to my colleagues working in Value Chian.


May 10, 2020

nice project but lectures are little bit different then american lectures, i mean that do some thing online program need more natural situation like online tanslation

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By Mateo V

Jan 23, 2022

Great course.

By Wiryanta M

May 22, 2020

wow promising

By Vivian B

Mar 9, 2023

great Course

By Ade S

Mar 29, 2021

great course


Mar 3, 2021

Very useful.

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Jun 8, 2020

very good

By Vanessa V

Apr 6, 2020

Loved it!

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By Florian M

Sep 11, 2022

The course gives a very good overview on various aspects of the agri-food value chain. Yet, it is missing updated perspectives according to recent geopoltical challenges, human induced disasters or natural disaster impacts deriving from climate change. Profit maximisation and growth alone can't be the main drivers with a rising focus on food security. Economic solutions to balances use of resources (water, land, etc.) among countries, making supply chains more resilient, fostering innovations for limited natural resources use in agri-food production, supporting small holders, etc. should be more prominent in the course. However, I did enjoy the course very much. It gave me new insights and ideas. Thank you.

By Guilherme N

Sep 29, 2019

The course spans a wide range of introductory concepts regarding the agro-food supply chains and definitely paves the way for further investigations the student must carry out in other sources. Some of the lessons might appear too basic for this or that audience, for example, sometimes an economist or an engineer might feel reviewing some topics, but, in the end, the outcome is positive. From the few negative points, the most remarkable one was the really bad English accent by some of the speakers (subtitles preferable).

By Lianne M A T

Aug 28, 2018

It was really informative. I learned a lot from this especially already coming from a background of agricultural economics. The resources that were given in the course were very helpful for one's understanding. However, I disliked the manner of discussion. I wish that the discussion had been more lively so I could have been more attentive to the videos rather than just studying the course materials myself.

By J.Kino

Oct 4, 2022

Thank you very much for this course. It was a suprise to me that so many concepts were involved in the agro food value chain. In particular, it was very interesting to know about contracts due to the information assimetry. The course is very well structured. I gave 4 stars and not 5 because some lectures could be improved. Anyway, thank you and congratualtions for providing this course free of charge!

By cathy x

May 9, 2020

The course provides a holistic picture for agri-food economics. As it is a holistic picture, no detailed information about specific topic and its implication in the agri-food business across continents. Overall, it is a great course for agri-food beginner. I would hope to get more practical information on food standards and its implication in Asia, as well as involved stakeholders!

By Mario A L N

Sep 26, 2021

Really interesting topics related to Food Value Chains: lot of information to undestand in simple words the complexity of commercial and legal relationships among most of the participants from farmers to consumers and vice versa.

Just some issues due to the english isn't the first language of the speakers nor mine.

By Ignacio M C

Dec 17, 2017

This is a great course of great quality. I loved the explanations and material of professors Carlo Russo, Louisa Menapace, Chenguang Li and Faikal Akaichi. However, important improvements required to the explanations and materials of Francesco Bimbo on Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility.

By S . M . S

Nov 17, 2020

The course covers the basics of agro food value chain. It is a good introductory course for anybody venturing into agro food business. The basic essential are covered here.

Some suggestions -Pedagogy can include more interactive sessions instead of just only lectures. Thank you to the team.

By Pieter G d J

Jan 21, 2018

Good content and overview, some of the lecturers had trouble with English though and some of the quiz answers were not consistent with the content preceding it. Some of the quiz questions were also confusing - but maybe this was intentional :)

By Ahmed A

Aug 28, 2021

The course in general was excellent. I just had difficulties understanding some of the things that professor Menapace was explaining as I felt like she jumps to the conclusions too fast. However, the overall experience was amazing

By Aishwarya

Aug 8, 2019

Decent course to get an understanding of agri-value chains from a perspective of economics. The course was very relevant for me in my current profile of agribusiness