The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc) is intended for specialists working in companies and organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. Stakeholders in the agricultural sector are typically confronted by complex problems that require innovative thinking and new approaches, i.e. creating shared values and linking farmers to markets, agricultural support or business services.
With agri-food or forest chains stretching from desolate farms or plantations in Asia, Africa or Latin America to the bustling market places of the European Union - the world is your work place! The programme has three distinct phases: analysis and sustainable development of value chains, integrated management of value chains and applied research. Collectively, these phases develop students’ competences in managing organisations or companies involved in and/or facilitating developments in the agricultural production chain, while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies.
With four unique specialisations in horticulture, forest and livestock chains, VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) is ready to equip students for work in the world of livestock, food, flowers and forest products. From farm to fork, grass to glass or forest to floor, this Master's programme provides all the competences needed for those wishing to start an agri-food business or facilitate developments in the sustainable agricultural value chain. If you are a mid-career horticulture, livestock or forestry professional with an interest in managing an agricultural-related business, this programme will prepare you for the wear and tear of one of the world’s most important, and powerful, industries.
The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc) has four specialisations:
The Master of Agricultural Production Management (MSc) is taught at our VHL location in Velp. The language of instruction is English.
EER 2020-2021 programme part (pdf)
Our Master's programmes are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). This scholarship is targeted at professionals from selected non-EU countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work.
The Agroforestry Chains specialisation is part of FARM LIFE, a project subsidised by the European Union. The ambition of FARM LIFE is to make a tangible contribution to a climate-proof Europe. For the Agroforestry Chain Management specialisation, FARM LIFE offers a scholarship which covers the entire tuition fee and is targeted at European (EEA) students.
The Master's programme Agricultural Production Chain Management received 76 out of 100 points for its agriculture and food programme, and was consequently awarded top programme status in 2019 by the Keuzegids Masters.
The leading European network in development research and education, EADI, has lent international recognition to this Master's degree as a high-quality degree in development education.