Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Location: Velp (Arnhem)
Duration: 1 year
Language: English
Tuition fee: €14.100 a year

Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc)

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Supporting Entrepreneurs in the Agricultural Production Chain

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc) is intended for specialists working in companies and organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. In the agricultural sector, stakeholders are typically confronted by complex problems that require innovative thinking and new approaches, i.e. creating shared values and linking farmers to markets, agricultural support or business services.

With agri-food or forest chains stretching from desolate farms or plantations in Asia, Africa or Latin America to the bustling market places of the European Union – the world is your work place! The programme has three distinct phases: analysis and sustainable development of value chains, integrated management of value chains and applied research. Collectively, these phases develop students’ competences in managing organisations or companies involved in and/or facilitating developments in the agricultural production chain, while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies.

Four unique specialisations

With four unique specialisations in horticulture, forest and livestock chains, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is ready to equip students for work in the world of livestock, food, flowers and forest products. From farm to fork, grass to glass or forest to floor, this Master programme provides all the competences needed for those wishing to start an agri-food business or facilitate sustainable agricultural value chain developments. If you are a mid-career horticulture or livestock or forestry professional with an interest in managing an agri-related business, this programme will prepare you for the wear and tear of one of the world’s most important, and powerful, industries.

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc) has four specialisations:

The Master of Agricultural Production Management (MSc) is taught at our VHL location in Velp. The language of instruction is English.

EER 2019-2020 general part (pdf)
EER 2019-2020 programme part (pdf)


Our Master programmes are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work.

Top rated master programme 2019

The Master's programme  Agricultural Production Chain Management received 76 out of 100 points for its agriculture and food programme, and was consequently awarded top programme status in 2019 by the Keuzegids Masters.

best programme 2019

EADI accreditation

The leading European network in development research and education, EADI, has given this master's degree international recognition as a high-quality degree in development education.

Brochure Agricultural Production Chain Management Download
Additional flyer specialisation Agroforestry Download(pdf - 423kB)