MGMT 106

Global Food Systems

Course overview

You’ll be introduced a range of national and international food systems, from bio-physical inputs to consumer markets and the key socio-economic and regulatory factors that influence them.

This course is also offered online through the STAR programme.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $842.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a good understanding of the areas of knowledge relevant to the different stages of the global food system.
  2. Describe the inter-disciplinary nature of the bio-physical environment and biological production systems and the impact of these on food supply chains.
  3. Outline the chemical and nutritive components of foods commonly eaten by different ethnic and social groups and the effect of those requirements and preferences on global food systems.
  4. Understand the relationship between the structure of food systems, the decisions of food producers, processors, distributors, and the preferences of consumers.
  5. Characterise marketing strategies that influence the value that supply chain members receive as food products move towards consumption.
  6. Appreciate different cultural and socio-economic perspectives and their impact on global food systems.

Course examiners

Sharon Lucock

Dr Sharon Lucock

Senior Lecturer

Department of Agribusiness and Markets