Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics Course


With the growth of the food industry come unique logistics challenges, new supply routes, demand dynamics and investment re-shaping the future of the food logistics industry. It is therefore important for the food industry to innovate both with regard to demand management and sustainability of food sources for a growing population. Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics provide an accessible and essential guide to food supply chain management, considering the food supply chain from 'farm to fork. An efficient food supply chain is crucial for success in agricultural businesses. This course will teach you how to effectively manage such a chain, and how to ensure successful logistics in what can be a complex process.


5 days


Technical staff in the agriculture sector, policymakers, scientists, private sector professionals and program/project managers who want to further develop the food sector in their home countries or country of work. This course will benefit anyone working in a logistics business where food is stored, transported and delivered. 


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Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Governance and controls in perishable product cross-border trading;
  • Quality agreements and their requirements;
  • The significance of staying current with international trends, regulations & risks in perishable trading;
  • The key aspects of food supply chains from management and social perspective;
  • The food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’; taking into consideration the various challenges and supporting mechanisms to make sure the food that reaches the consumers' plates is safe;
  • The importance of food processing;
  • The barriers to the development of the agro-industry;
  • Identify challenges to the future of food retailing as well as challenges in international food supply chains.

Topics to be covered

  • Governance and regulation of perishable food products.
  • Food supply chain production and manufacturing
  • Food logistics
  • Food regulation
  • Food safety, quality and requirements
  • Food sourcing
  • Food processing
  • Food retailing
  • Food risk management
  • Food innovation
  • Technology trends in the food industry
  • Food sector and economic regeneration
  • Barriers to the agro-industry development
  • Challenges in International food supply chains trends, regulations & risks in perishable trading
  • Triple bottom-line trends in the food sector
  • Food security and future challenges
  • Design, governance, supporting mechanisms and future challenges in the food supply chain

Course Administration Details:


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817,  (+254) 792 516 000
 +250 789 621 067  or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on/before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]


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