How can governments, producers, processors and other actors in the agri-food chain design and implement food measures to ensure safe food? In complex food supply chains, it is not easy to guarantee an appropriate level of food safety, without complying with different kinds of rules, regulations and inspections. This course equips you to assess and manage food safety throughout the value chain.
Course dates are subject to change. This course will be taught in blended format. Which means, partially online and partially in Ethiopia.
For mid-career professionals working and living in Latin America:
What will you learn?
Track A: Integrated crop management for safe food:
- Better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;
- Know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the environment;
- Understand public and private food safety standards and certification;
- Be able to develop Integrated Pest Management strategies;
- Know the different roles of stakeholders in supporting the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, sustainable agriculture and Integrated pest management
- Know how to increase participation levels in integrated pest management policies and implementation through multi-stakeholder processes.
Track B: Governance of food safety:
- Learn about functional elements such as standards and regulations, monitoring and surveillance, control management, inspection and certification, risk communication, and training and education;
- Practice a step-wise approach to improve your own control system: benchmark current practice, identify local challenges and opportunities and design a strategy to manage the change process;
- Develop skills (and confidence) to engage with others to bring about change in your own organization, major clients or other stakeholders.
Please find a more detailed overview of the course content below.
For whom is this course?
This course is aimed at business, civic society or government professionals engaged in food quality and safety management, including research, public controls, production, manufacturing and trade. Applicants should have at least a relevant BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification and at least three years of professional experience in agri-food chains, be proficient in the English language, have computer skills and be able to share real life cases.
Course programme in more detail
How can governments, producers, processors and other actors in the agri-food chain design and implement food measures to ensure safe food? In complex food supply chains, it is not easy to guarantee an appropriate level of food safety, without complying with different kinds of rules, regulations and inspections. Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and good agricultural practices is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. To deliver safe food as well as to create sustainable business, stakeholders along the value chain have to design and/or implement scientifically sound and practical surveillance, monitoring and enforcement measures. This course empowers you to assess and manage food safety throughout the value chain.
You select one of 2 tracks depending on your professional interest. Track A focuses on the upstream activities in the value chain, track B, focuses on the downstream part of the value chain.
Our courses are offered in two format: online or blended. A course taught in blended format is taught partially online and partially in person. Check the course details for more information about whether it is taught in online or blended format.
Application for this course
On top of this page you can apply for the course Governance from Farm to Fork for Food Safety. Depending on your nationality, your organisation and the type of course you wish to join, your eligibility and the application procedures may differ. Find out more about the requirements and the application process.