2023-2024 / ECON2251-3

Food value chains analysis, Introduction


18h Th

Number of credits

 Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Hossein Azadi

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

A particular focus will be attributed to the study of horizontal and vertical integration.
In the framework of this course, belgian and foreign sectorial studies related to crop and animal produces will be presented and discussed.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To analyse agro-industrial production, processing and marketing chains by considering the basic principles of industrial organization in order to understand the competitive dynamic and the performance of the principal chains-products.
After completing the course the student is expected to
Analyse agro-industrial channels
Track down the actors of a channels, their organization and the balance of power
Understand the competitive dynamic among actors
Measure performances of a product-channels

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Lectures : 9h
Seminars : 15h

Recommended or required readings

Powerpoint and readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Additional information:

Written examination and oral presentation

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Lebailly Philippe
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Passage des Déportés 2 5030 Gembloux
+32 81 622361

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