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Innovating Agri-Food Production Systems


Do you wish to contribute to helping the agri-food sector to change? Grab your chance today. Set this change in motion by attending the programme Innovating Agri-Food Production Systems. Because your involvement and contribution are valuable!
Start date
Study duration
20 weeks

About the programme

You know that rural areas face huge challenges: economic, technological, environmental and social. Things need to change. Things are going to change, and it will affect us all. A future-proof agricultural system will only work, if everyone works together, with respect for each other; and if all involved focus on innovating the system.

You will delve into how the sector is already innovating; and how this has an effect at a system level. Therefore: how is the sector transforming to circular and sustainable, whilst maintaining fair earnings for all parties? You analyse what contributes to this transformation; and what contributes less, or not at all. You will learn where the innovations are in the chain that you believe will really make a difference.

You will do this with fellow students and with companies and institutions from the agri-food sector. Experts will guide you through the material, you will carry out your own research, work closely together in the field and ultimately present a recommendation for the sector. 

Learning goals

You will be able to analyse, with a multi-perspective approach, (international) developments, and contributes to improvements and opportunities towards a sustainable agri-food system.

After the programme:

  • You will be able to apply system thinking in a practical situation.
  • You will understand the drivers of agri-food systems and how the relate.
  • You know how to apply knowledge about innovations on short-term, mid-long term and long-term (with other words on operational, tactical and strategic level).
  • You can demonstrate the implication(s) of innovation in the agri-food chain.

Practical information

Practical information on the Innovating Agri-Food Production Systems programme at HAS green academy:

  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Date: September - February
  • ECTS credits: 30 ECTS credits
  • Language of instruction: English

Admission requirements

To enroll in this minor programme you:

  • Have completed your first year of study.
  • Have 40 ECTS of the 2nd year of study.

How to apply for an exchange programme, minor or specialisation

If your university is an exchange partner of HAS green academy you can apply for an exchange period at the International Office of your own university.

If you are from an institution without an agreement with HAS green academy, please get in touch with Loes Rosenberg at studentexchange@has.nl.

5 steps to apply

1. Apply for an exchange period

Please apply for an exchange period at the International Office at your home institution
(note: only when your home institution is an exchange partner of HAS green academy)

Partner institutions
2. Be nominated

The International Office of your home institution will nominate you as an exchange student at HAS green academy.


How to be nominated

Students can be nominated by sending an email to studentexchange@has.nl.

Please include:

  • the name,
  • date of birth,
  • gender,
  • e-mail,
  • period and
  • the programme the student wishes to apply for.
3. Info about application

After we have received your nomination, we will send you the information regarding your application at HAS (important deadlines, application form, required documents etc.).

4. Complete the application

Once we have received your (complete) application before the application deadline we will start to process it.

5. Status application and admission

After the application deadline you will be informed about the status of your application and admission at HAS green academy.

Nomination & application deadlines

Semester 1

  • Starting date studies
    28 August 2022
  • Nomination deadline
    April 2022
  • Application deadline
    May 2022

Semester 2

  • Starting date studies
    February 2023
  • Nomination deadline
    October 2022
  • Application deadline
    November 2022

Please note that it’s not needed to wait for these deadlines to apply. If you already know you would like to apply at HAS green academy, it’s possible to do this at an earlier stage.

Want to know more about exchange?

More info about exchange to the Netherlands, studying at HAS green academy and living in the Netherlands, can be found on our special Study at HAS page.

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