Agri Systems Management

Degree: Bachelor
University: Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences - Wageningen Campus , Faculty: Rural- and Environmental Management
City: Wageningen , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline EU: August 15; Non EU: May 15; Application with scholarship February 1
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Sometimes strange things happen in the world. In the West - particularly in Europe and the US - the farmers' situation is completely different from the one in other parts of the world. In the Western world, agricultural raw materials are rather cheap and the heavily subsidised products are `sent´ to the world market. However, labour and land are expensive.

    The result: the intensive and specialised agriculture or animal husbandry is more profitable because large harvests are produced in a relatively short time using a lot of fertilisers or feed and large machines. Outside the EU, the situation is totally different. One of the few sources of income for governments in these countries is the taxation on imported products, such as fertilisers, nutrients and machines. This makes them expensive for the farmers there. However, labour and time are cheap. And there is usually an abundance of land. When the farmers ultimately offer their products on the world market, they lack the subsidies provided to Western farmers.

    In the domestic market, prices are often lower than world market prices. Can you survive as a farmer in this situation? This is possible. And the bachelor Agri Systems Management will prove it. The approach: companies with an optimized use of labour, land and capital goods for a system of sustainable production. However, the perfect mix is different in each region, but the principle remains the same.

    Following the Bachelor Agri Systems Management, you mix with people from all over the world! This is the best preparation for an international career, as you will learn how to communicate with people from all kinds of cultures and with new ways of thinking, feeling and working.


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