Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course and assessment you would be able to answer/discuss the below questions with a lot more clarity and confidence.

  1. Who are the critical players (stakeholders) in linear food & agribusiness value chains? 
  2. Who are the critical players (stakeholders) in a food & agribusiness network? 
  3. What are the advantages of the linear value chains compared to that of a network?
  4. What are the advantages of a network value chains compared to that of a linear value chains? 
  5. What are critical capabilities needed for the stakeholders to operate in a network structure?
  6. What is the role of wholesalers in a food distribution system?
  7. What is the role of  retailers in a food distribution system?
  8. What is the role of logistics service providers within a food distribution system?
  9. What is the role of financing providers within the food distribution system?
  10. What are the causes for food waste/losses within the food distribution system?
  11. Are the causes for food waste/losses different in emerging markets vs markets with good storage & logistics infrastructure?
  12.  How can different players in the food distribution systems contribute to reducing food waste/losses?
  13. What technology combinations can enable reduction of food losses?
  14. How are incentives distributed for different stakeholders in a food distribution system? 
  15. Does network distribution system perform better on incentive allocation compared to linear distribution system?

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