Forest Chains

SPECIALISATION: FOREST CHAINS
MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION CHAIN MANAGEMENT


Keeping up with international developments

Commodities produced in forested landscapes such as timber, palm-oil, shea-butter, cocoa, and coffee go through a complex series of stakeholders and channels before making their way to domestic and international markets. Stakeholders within these forest commodity chains have to work with ever changing consumer demands, market and certification regulations, technological advancements, and an increasing number of national and international laws and regulations.

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.

Study programme

The study programme is targeting mid-career forest professionals, whether working for a private company or as consultant, in the public- or NGO-sector. The study approaches forest value chain development from different perspectives of sustainability, business economics, logistics, quality management, certification, marketing, information flows and international trends.

 

FACT SHEET

Information about this specialisation:

DEGREEMaster
PROGRAMMEMaster of Agricultural Production Chain Management
LOCATIONVelp
LANGUAGESEnglish
News Overview

New group of master students

New master students Velp

18-11-2016 • A week after the festive graduation and consequently the parting with our international master students Agricultural Production Chain Management (APCM) and Management of Development (MOD), we welcomed a new group of over 50 international students in Velp.  read more

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John Dofrian reviews flowery visit

John Dofrian at International Trade Fair Aalsmeer

Students of the Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management and Bachelor students went on a trip to Aalsmeer and Vijfhuizen to visit the International Trade Fair, which was organised in November 2016 by Flora Holland.  read more

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