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The agrifood sector is strategic in a large number of countries around the world. This is because it is an important source of wealth and employment, and ensures the food supply. In addition, agricultural and livestock activities have a major impact on the environment and land use. Although the rural environment has diversified, it remains closely linked to agriculture, both economically and through the landscapes it creates and the culture it generates, and its development remains a major challenge. In addition, agricultural commodity markets tend to be volatile.
Climate change and the management of natural resources, in particular water, particularly affect the agricultural sector, posing a challenge for its sustainable management. With globalisation, companies must make a major effort in terms of efficiency, differentiation and innovation in order to be competitive. This means adapting their structures, improving their position in the value chain and adopting modern management, distribution and marketing techniques. Internationally, foreign trade and foreign direct investment offer opportunities for growth. For developing countries, it is necessary to consider the role of cooperation and agricultural and food safety policies.
The analysis and research techniques of economics and social sciences provide tools to make it easier for the agrifood sector and the environment to fulfil their private and social functions.
The activities take place at the UPV's Vera (València) campus: classes and seminars, personalised tutorials, study and planning activities, and the completion of the master's thesis. In addition, you can take advantage of the wide range of complementary activities on campus.
One of the objectives of this master's degree is to train specialists in agrifood and environmental economics. To this end, students will be provided with the necessary knowledge in business management, marketing, the structure of the agrifood sector, agricultural and environmental policies, etc. This knowledge will enable students to acquire the necessary skills to carry out professional work in the field of consultancy, business management and public management.
In addition, the master's degree aims to train future researchers so that its graduates can go on to doctoral studies.
The procedure for admission and the selection of candidates will be based on the academic record, professional experience and teaching or research accomplishments.
Department of Economics and Social Sciences
The Master¿s Degree has the financial support and collaboration of the Consum and Tierra Ciudadana chairs.