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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 Maria S S C

Jan 13, 2018

I think it is a great course for the starters in this area, enough easy to understand, with the most important concepts well transmitted, I enjoyed it!

By Candi H

Oct 4, 2018

Great course with depth. Learn loads of essential information for food supply chain. However, some transcript does not match the video.

By Regino S

Mar 11, 2020

Some of the modules are probably too theoretic but most of them very interesting and with market applications. Thanks for the course

By Elyse T

Dec 29, 2022

Very informative course. It helped me to understand key mechanisms and interactions that happen in the whole value chain.

By Chimezie M U

Dec 24, 2017

The course was well presented; its scope can be expanded outside the EU to accommodate other markets

By Anushka M

Jul 7, 2020

It was very informative. I just personally felt it got very theoretical towards the end.

By Robert V

Jan 5, 2019

Excellent comprehensive review of concepts, practices, and developments of value chains

By vamsi k

Feb 27, 2018

ton of information.. but a lot of it is theoretical and some of it seems outdated

By saurav l

Mar 28, 2021

This course help me in understanding how markets of agri-food supply chain works

By Salmath K

Jul 9, 2022

it has opened me to a different point of view on agro food value chains

By Adil T M

Dec 27, 2017

good intro. some very good topics and presenters (but not everyone...)

By Nkechi O

Feb 19, 2018

I loved it, great but it started getting boring in the 4th week


Apr 24, 2020

cours très intensif et instructif j'ai beaucoup appris

By Fomukom G A

Oct 17, 2020

Great course. I discovered a lot in contracts

By M T

May 6, 2020

Useful information, but too busy content

By jaydeep c

Sep 2, 2020

great course to learn on agro markets

By Ian M

Sep 26, 2022

very interesting course

By Akhil B

Aug 18, 2019


By Kryss F

May 23, 2021

Great Course on understanding macro-economics on agriculture. It covered the basics and som extent some in depth theory. I enjoyed the structure of presentation and quiz after each part. The content was clear and on top of that they include text as well for each lecture video. I struggled with some quizes due to the way the questions were posed, as well as some modules were hard to follow due to english pronunciations. I used the subtitle functions to help me with this but the last module did not sync with the video and subtitles. All in all some improvements needed and seeing this course has been made years back I wonder what the updates are!

By Andrea R

Mar 10, 2022

The course touches several aspects of the agri-food value chain, providing a point of reference for further learning and research. However, it seems that the course has been shredded in multiple parts just to allow for different speakers, and many topics are just too superficial to be useful (data analysis). Other topics have very good lectures: but they're just too short.

End-of chapter quizzes are extremely useful, but too light in my opinion. Seems more like a good trial of a real course than a full course.

By Nitya B

May 12, 2020

The course has been structured well, and gives you enough time during the week to spread out the modules and revise.

That being said, a lot of the theorems feel like they are a bit rushed through, and this is the issue of clarity in accents and grammar and in understanding what the professors are saying. It would also help students from a non-economic background to understand economic theorems and concepts if there were far more examples than there are right now.

By Malik S

May 14, 2022

As someone who is not from an agriculture background, the course was good to learn about some fundamental topics/ areas. However, I can't help but feel that some of the course content is quite out-dated and wonder if there is any new developments/ thoughts in some areas which could be incorporated. But overall, good course. Thank you!

By Sylvia W

Dec 1, 2018

Although I found the course quite interesting I had problems with understanding the English spoken, in the videos, by some of the professors, thus I was required to copy the text and re-read it afterwards. In the last two lessons of Module 13, the text must be revised, as there are some repeated parts.

By Christopher W

Dec 8, 2021

It is not you it is me. I am not enjoying the course and it was not really what I was looking for.

There is a whole other world out there for me .

I have no personal issue with the teachers or the course , the content and delivery is very good , just not for me.

Thanks anyway

By Atharva M

Jun 19, 2020

While the structure of this course is neat, it is more often than not, difficult to understand the accents of respected professors. However, for people who are interested in economics and agri-business, this course provides excellent incentive to learn new things.