2023-2024 / MICA0004-1

Main food chains


24h Th

Number of credits

 Master in innovation management and the food design (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Advanced Master in Management of Food Chain Safety2 crédits 


Mohamed Ayadi

Language(s) of instruction

French 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

1- General introduction to the food industry.

2- Concepts & classification of the different agri-food sectors.

3- Presentation of the dairy sector (model sector): key numbers, agricultural production-industry relationship, main products and main technologies used.

5 -Based on the "milk" model already presented, group work will be developped aimed at presenting other food sectors such as the following sectors:

- Meat and meat products,

- Eggs and egg products,

- Créales,

- fruits and vegetables,

- etc.




Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will be able to integrate the "food-sector" approach and will be able to make the link between raw materials, technologies and the quality of finished products by having the necessary scientific and technological knowledge.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

First cycle courses Mathematics, Physics, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The teaching will first cover a complete overview of the different sectors of agri-food industry. Then the milk sector will be presented as a model with a fairly complete description. Finally, and thanks to tutored work, the working groups will produce presentations on other agri-food sectors following a common methodology.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course (24 hours)

Recommended or required readings

Text book Bibliography available at the library of Food Technology Department.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination (100%).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Mohamed AYADI (Chargé de cours)
Tél. : 081/62.23.06

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Poly Filieres AA MICA 23-24 filiere lait 6h
Dairy sector