Introduction to Food Production

Module Description

This module will provide you with an introduction to food production and agricultural systems through a range of topics selected from the following areas:  definitions; an overview of the policy framework; the dynamics of food supply chains in relation to external policy and regulation;  the influence of science and technology;  supply chain relationships;  primary food production and agricultural industries;  international perspectives on resource use;  population dynamics;  food supply, food security and quality;  drivers for agri-food change;  future prospects.  Examples of local, regional, national and international supply chains will be considered and the fundamental link between food and farming methodologies will be emphasised.