Course in Agribusiness in Barcelona in Spain

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A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials.

If you have a passion for farming but want to continue your formal education, consider a master’s of Agribusiness. This degree allows you to focus on the business of farming with focuses in marketing, international economy, farm management and much more.

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Spanish universities regulate access to their own degrees and they fix the academic fees. They can also offer unofficial postgraduate degrees. The capital city Madrid has possibly the largest number of bars per capita of any European city and a very active nightlife.

Being the 2nd largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia province. It has over 4 million inhabitants. It is a vibrant city that hosts thousands of tourists annually. It is home to university of Barcelona among others.

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Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Online Full time 4 months October 2017 Spain Barcelona

This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. [+]

Course Studies in Agribusiness in Barcelona in Spain. This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Specifically, students review food security impact assessment in the context of development programmes; methods and approaches for assessing impact; and, interpreting and communicating impact assessment results. This specialization brings together the latest information on impact assessment from numerous guidelines and presents it within the context of development programmes that address food insecurity. The focus is on large scale programmes but the methods and approaches are equally applicable to smaller food security projects. Students will be challenged with regular assignments and activities and will be supported by teachers with extensive experience. Content: Module 1: Assessing programme impact on food security Module 2: Methods and approaches for assessing impact Module 3: Interpreting and communicating results Objectives Define food security as a broad concept used to determine people's general well-being; Identify in a practical way the main items for the assessment and evaluation of food security programmes; Understand the concept of vulnerability and how it is applied to food security; Appreciate the importance of food systems analysys to trigger appropriate action to address food security; Understand the basic measures to monitor and evaluate targeting activities; Acknowledge food security as a policy issue cutting across different sectors. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food security professionals, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. Students in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology. Student profile The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agrifood sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Academic requirements Courses in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society are open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. To be eligible for the master's title you must have a recognised university degree. If you do not have a recognised university degree then you will receive an equivalent certificate instead of a degree. Prior knowledge For these studies no prior knowledge is required. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]