Developing the profile of professional, social and key competences for the position of Internationalisation Manager in the agro-food industry
Authors: Iwona Kacak, Katarzyna Skoczylas, Elif YüceL, Özge Güler
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he United Nations organisation foresees that until 2050 the global population will come to 9.7 billion people and will increase by 25% against 2015 (The Future Alternative Pathways to 2050 of Food and Agriculture. FAo, 2018). As the global population will be larger, it is expected that agro-food production will also increase all over the world. In the UE, the agro-food industry is the largest production sector with regard to jobs and added value. Despites its dynamics, its further support is required to achieve its full development in response to diverse nutritional requirements of youth and seniors, as well as to various consumption patterns, workplaces and living conditions (of urban and rural population). Agriculture, just like any other economy sector, is functioning and growing under the conditions formed mainly by the market and economic laws. In the market economy, demand for a given product on the national, EU and global market constitutes the basic factor of every sector growth.an increase in the Eu agro-food industry potential shall be possible thanks to, among others, innovative technology projects in the sector, improvement of competence of human capital and sector financing. The paper presents the profile of professional, social and key competences for the position of Internationalisation Manager, developed based on international diagnostic research conducted among agro-food enterprises. Research works were conducted under the project start-Up Internationalisation in the agriFooD industry (sUI FooD), funded under the ErAsMUs+ programme (2019). The project actions correspond with the accomplishment of objectives of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development: Transforming our World.