Winter School Course on Agriculture and Food in International Trade

Global Food Studies’ academic staff including Associate Professor Wendy UmbergerMr Craig Johns, and Mr Theo Simos recently completed teaching a five-day intensive winter school course organised by the Institute of International Trade,  “Agriculture and Food in International Trade” between 7 and 11 July 2014. Staff from the IIT including Mr David Morfesi, Mr Graeme Thomson and Mr Andrew Stoler also contributed to this trade course.

The course was taken by more than 50 students from different backgrounds including food science, trade, animal science, hospitality, fisheries, etc from at least 17 countries including India, Sudan, Australia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, China, Cameroon, Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Kenya, Vietnam, Iran, and Sri Lanka!

The course looked at various issues associated with international trade of different agricultural products including the role of agriculture trade in emerging economies; trade reforms and poverty impacts; food security and trade in emerging economies; the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); changing patterns of food consumption and global distribution; governance of global supply chains and the role of standards; industry wide value chain development; and accessing retail channels in Asia and the Middle East.

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Trade 7005_winter school Theo Simos



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