Certificate in Food Loss Innovation
Certificate in Food Loss Innovation
Certificate

Certificate in Food Loss Innovation

accredited by Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands

Course Type: Professional Certificate
Format: Online Course
Duration: 6-8 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Tuition:$299.00

Waste within production is not only a missed opportunity to create value, but increasingly a concern for consumers as they seek more sustainable, environmentally friendly products. Innovation in food loss and waste is a critical business move, yet before now education within this area has been hard to access.

Are you concerned that your value chain involved too much waste? Are you losing out on profit because of a lack of innovation? If so, this course will help you identify problems and create ideas needed to solve them.

This certificate is tailored for professionals and graduates in the food and agribusiness sector. Through coaching and support, we are able to accept learners of varying experience and education on to the course. To get started, click "Enrol Today".

More details about this certificate are listed below. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Waste within production is not only a missed opportunity to create value, but increasingly a concern for consumers as they seek more sustainable, environmentally friendly products. Innovation in food loss and waste is a critical business move, yet before now education within this area has been hard to access.

Are you concerned that your value chain involved too much waste? Are you losing out on profit because of a lack of innovation? If so, this course will help you identify problems and create ideas needed to solve them.

More than $1trillion of food goes to landfill or waste every year, much of which can be avoided if there are alternative channels or better technology to create that value. In this certificate, we focus on the technologies and business cases that can really create value from loss to help you understand how improve your process.

As consumers, we have all learnt to reject food based on date, because that’s the only condition we have; but better technologies could allow us to make a judgement on the condition of the food, rather than an arbitrary numbers.

This certificate will focus on the technologies around food loss and how you can implement them within your business or product.

  • Technology Innovations in Post Harvest - Part 1 (Seminar)
  • Technology innovations in post harvest - Part 2 (Seminar)
  • How to create opportunity from food losses (Seminar)
  • Path to Profitability in Agribusiness (Knowledge Booster)
  • The case of No Food waster Value stream mapping on a UK Farm
  • Certification case: Reviewing the Food waste initiatives of 5 businesses

As part of the certificate, learners will have access to two 30 minute coaching sessions with an industry expert. One session should be scheduled early in the course, and the other session scheduled after completion of the case exercise, so that the expert can feedback on your work and give you some advice on how to continue to apply this learning in your career.

Experts are also available on-demand after you finish the course, should you wish to continue to explore this topic and, as with all our courses, you will also have access to our learner forums to discuss ideas with other learners around the world.

To achieve the certificate, learners will need to write a report reviewing 5 different food waste initiatives and applying their learning to these businesses.

Certificates are accredited by Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands and will be issued in digital (PDF) format. Printed certificates will also be available at an additional cost.

Business School Netherlands (BSN) has been delivering Action Learning MBAs for around 28 years now.

As the Action Learning business school, BSN is not alone in recognising the value of Action Learning. Progressive organisations such as General Electric, Unilever, Rabobank, Aloca Agro, Motorola, Arthur Andersen, General Motors and Lyondell Chemical Co. also believe in the Action Learning approach. They have achieved amazing results in the field of problem-solving, identifying competitive advantages, reducing operating costs and becoming learning organisations.

Over 3,500 students from all over the world have joined our programmes in countries such as Aruba, Namibia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, Algeria, Tanzania, Pakistan, Armenia, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Czech Republic, China and so much more.

Agribusiness Academy has partnered with BSN to provide an innovative online approach to action learning, which has received praise from students and faculty alike.

How do I access the course?

Shortly after you enroll, you will be sent instructions via email to login to the Agribusiness Academy learning platform. From here, you'll be able to start the course whenever you like.

You can access the course through mobile, tablet or computers, as long as you have the internet. There will be sections, such as the final report, which can be completed offline.

What I need?

Apart from a way of accessing the course digitally, you don't require anything else to complete this course.

How long will it take to complete?

You can work at your own pace and study in your own time, but it will typically take 20-25 hours of study to complete the whole certificate. This could be done over a few weeks or a couple of months if you would prefer. 

Can I fail at this course?

Your certification case may not meet the standard required, but you will be given feedback to help you improve it so that you can complete the course. It's really important to us that you go away being able to apply the learning in your job; this is how we built our reputation for helping people improve their career.

Of course, it is possible to not complete the course, but we're really confident that once you start, you'll have a great learning experience and will challenge yourself in lots of new ways.

When can I start learning?

Once you enroll, you'll be sent instructions via email to begin. After that, it's up to you!

When will I speak to my expert coach?

Once begin your course, you should book your first session with your expert at a time to suit you. This will help you set your personal goals for the course and get any initial questions out of the way.

Your second session should be scheduled after you submit your certification case. This way, the expert can give you feedback and help you put your learning into action in your business.

Where can I get additional help?

If you need anything during the course, you can always use the forums. Experts, Agribusiness Academy staff and other learners can then help you.

If you have any technical problems, you can contact us at any time.

For pre-enrollment questions, please email apply@agribusiness.academy or use the Contact Us page.

I finished my course, can I still speak to my coach?

Yes, of course. You can book extra sessions at any time through the Coaching page.

When will I get my certificate?

Once you have had the certification case assessed by the Agribusiness Academy team, they will let you know if you have successfully passed the course. You will receive your digital certificate within 7 days of this date.

If you would like to order a paper certificate, please contact us.

 

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