Dairy sectors all over the world are challenged by expanding populations and economic growth. Growing demand for dairy products has led to a significant increase in public and private involvement and to new opportunities for a range of stakeholders. Do you want to learn how to design and implement dairy development strategies in emerging economies? This course enables you to do so.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Have a clear picture of the multiple aspects of dairy systems, their relation with markets and the emerging challenges and opportunities due to urbanization, climate change, decreasing of resources and consumers demand;
- Have the ability to develop scenarios in search of alternative options and trade-offs in resource-scarce situations, using state-of-the-art approaches;
- Design own transition paths for the introduction of innovative farming interventions that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.
For who is this course?
The basic prerequisite for participation in the course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.
Course programme in more detail
Do you believe that the dairy sector will have high development potential in the near future? With increasing urban population and disposable incomes, milk and dairy products consumption all around the world is growing. The large variety in agroecosystems, socio-economic factors, and policies make it impossible to develop a single model for dairy development that could be adopted everywhere. Therefore it is essential to understand the opportunities for dairy sector development as well as the limiting factors that could harm sustainability and profitability in the long term.
Application for this course
On top of this page you can apply for the course 'Millking to Potential'. 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.