IFAMA Agribusiness Study Tour 2018

World Conference and Student Case Competition, Argentina - Trimester 1

Tour Dates: 17 June - 2 July, 2018

Twenty nine students will participate in an agribusiness study tour of Argentina and Uruguay which includes attending the 2018 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Annual World Symposium and Forum in Buenos Aires. Twelve students will represent UNE in the (IFAMA) Student Case Competition. UNE won the undergraduate division of the global competition in 2017.

During the study tour students will visit a number of agribusinesses including large scale livestock and cropping, farm input supply, food processing, agricultural banks, agricultural policy organisations and large scale vertically integrated companies. Students will get to experience much of the cultural diversity and spectacular landscapes of Argentina and Uruguay.

The IFAMA World Conference IFAMA connects current and future business, academic, government leaders and other industry stakeholders in a forum of interactive presentations and discussions of critical issues facing the global food and agribusiness system. The IFAMA conference provides students with an appreciation and understanding of these issues and offers opportunities for professional development and establishing global networks.

The IFAMA Student Case Study Competition brings together agribusiness sector students from around the world. The competition requires teams to work through a complex case study in four hours. Teams receive a real-world challenge, develop a creative, practical solution, and build a presentation that communicates their perspective, analyses and recommendations to a panel of judges.

The Study Tour is run as 6 credit point unit and is aligned with the annual IFAMA conference which is held in a different global location each year. Students with an interest in agribusiness and interested in participating in the 2019 IFAMA Agribusiness Study Tour can direct enquiries to Dr Stuart Mounter.