RDEV10040 Introduction to Food and Agribusiness Management

Academic Year 2022/2023

The module takes the form of an overview of the food system in an Irish and European context. It introduces students to the range of actors engaged in the food chain in Ireland such as farmers, food companies, supermarkets and consumers, and specifies the relationships between them.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:· Identify the various roles and contributions of the different actors in the agri-food system in Ireland. · Describe the impact of relevant key historic and current trends on the operation and development of the sector.· Identify the key areas of policy in Ireland and Europe which impact upon the operation and development of the sector.

Indicative Module Content:

Overview of the Structure and Function of the Agri Food Sector
Trends and Developments in the Sector
Overview of the Primary Agriculture Sector
Overview of Developments in Retailing and Consumption
Overview of the Food Processing Sector

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module employs a range of teaching and learning strategies - face to face and online lectures, group work and private study 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Intro to Food & Agribus Mangt (AERD10030)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: LIterature-based assignment Week 5 n/a Graded No


Group Project: Based on Assigned Problem Week 9 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assessment based on assigned problem Week 11 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

For assignments that take place in weeks 7 and 9, individual/group feedback will be provided to the student(s) within 20 days of receipt of assignment

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 15:00 - 16:50