To design, develop, and deliver food traceability learning courses.
A food traceability curriculum that starts with addressing
general principles, systems, and common or best business
practices; then extends the learning to include implementation
assistance, and onto project management supporting tools and
We are anticipating delivery of multiple courses during the first
year via Internet and webinar, as well as in-classroom settings at
IFT or partner facilities depending on the nature of the content
and needs of clients.
The course content will initially meet the needs of a broad range
of food system stakeholders – specifically from farming through
the entire food system to the point of sale to consumers. The first
course(s) may be ‘higher level’ in terms of general principles and
The content will fit within a common framework, with targeted
content for the audience (for example case histories that align
with the participants’ businesses).
We also want the courses to evolve and become more
comprehensive in future years. This project will be open to
members and non-members of IFT. Depending on the
development of the offering, it may include in-class as well as
Incorporating the successful features of previous IFT learning
events, we plan to begin with developing courseware on the
general principles and requirements of food traceability. This
should include practical tools and case histories. Subsequent
courses will build upon this foundation.
The design and development of the education program should be
a collaborative process between food traceability experts and
adult learning professionals.
Future goals of the program may include the development of a
certification or certificate program depending on the demand
and success of the offerings.
In the future, we may include the development of a certification or certificate program depending on the demand and success of the offerings.
The project will require experienced adult learning and readily
available access to food traceability content subject matter
The course content should encompass all uses for traceability,
from the farm through to the point of sale to consumers.
Therefore, we plan to request assistance from SME in fields such
as farming, food processing, distribution, transportation, and
food service/retailing. These SME’s may need to develop content
depending on quality and relevance of existing IFT content.
The course planning and design will be prepared by IFT staff.
We have an aggressive horizon and will seek delivery of the first
course within 90 days of launch of this project.