In addition to creating mainstream market demand as a driver for change, support services need structural reinforcing and rebuilding, national government policies need reforming, and financial institutions need to learn to see agriculture as a business opportunity and invest in its modernisation. Transformation of the current system and, in the meantime, innovation in the current chains and businesses are needed and already in progress.
In this module, students will investigate production chains and generate ideas for improvement, to enhance sustainability and business. The module sheds light on the innovation process and on the transformation towards a new system, while encouraging students to build their professional network.
The module focuses on ‘Value-Based Change Management’: how to make the world a better place, starting with personal inner values and leading to value-based changes in the agri-food system.
The exchange programme is divided into four main topics:
- Transition of a sector or country in a wider system with other stakeholders (government, knowledge institutions, civil society) using Multi-Level Perspective and building Future Scenarios.
- Leadership and Personal Leadership, and development thereof.
- Circular Calculation at the process and company (link) level within the current situation, using True-Cost Accounting and Multi-Criteria Analysis.
- Domain: primary production or food (production).