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Food and Agri Executive Management Program - AMP 2024

21- 31 July 2024 | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Explore the influence of sub-segments
in your business growth
Smart solution to complex issues in
food and agribusiness

Fostering Innovation and Global Leadership

What’s new in policy reforms influencing food and agri business ?
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21- 31 July 2024

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Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Cornell University

Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, is at the forefront of education, research, and extension in agriculture, food science, technology, and regulations. It is home to more than 23,000 students from 120 countries and nearly 3,000 world-class faculty, including Noble laureates and Rhodes scholars. Cornell University connects the life, agricultural, environmental and social sciences to provide world-renowned education, spark unexpected discoveries and inspire pioneering solutions. Cornell accelerates purpose-driven science by supporting inquiry that stretches from discovery to invention, and crosscuts different disciplinary boundaries.


Cornell excels with myriads of patents, extension, and outreach efforts that span several countries across the world in the food science arena. In addition, Cornell University provides education guided by world-class faculty and cutting-edge research opportunities in the agriculture and food sector.


Sathguru Management Consultants is a premier consulting organization spearheading business growth with sector-specific expertise in food and agri business over the last 35 years.

Sathguru leads research and consulting with an emphasis on emerging markets. Its extensive engagement in markets globally provides enterprises and governments with a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges and ways to access novel technologies and accelerate growth.

The executive education programs of Sathguru focus on niche life sciences. Sathguru has over two decades of experience delivering executive education programs with Cornell University, and has offered transformative exposure to executives from varied sectors.

About Food and Agri Executive Management Program (AMP)

Cornell Sathguru Food and Agri Executive Management Program (AMP) has shaped more than 600 leaders in the food and agribusiness sector to lead their organizations in over 20 countries. The program facilitates a deeper understanding of the concepts and contemporary best practices adopted by the food and agri sector. AMP 2024 will be held on the picturesque campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from 21- 31 July 2024

Food and Agri Executive Management Program​

21- 31 July 2024

at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Program Highlights

Deeper exposure to complex issues

Broad exposure to complex food and agri business issues and strategic approaches


Novel integration efforts in emerging markets constrained by supply chain inequities


Contemporary policy reforms that can transform agricultural productivity and food industry competitiveness

Competing in markets with strategies and novel solutions for global leadership

Global partnership trends and developing symbiotic relationships with relevant stakeholders


Market strategies for developing pioneering solutions to global challenges


Exposure to new concepts and the chance to see them executed in real-world business environments

Regulatory exposure that is increasingly influencing product success

Regulatory exposure that is increasingly influencing product success


Training in business growth innovation and technology developments that drive competitiveness

Understanding evolving customer needs and preparing ahead to respond

Understanding of evolving customer needs and designing responsive action plans

Impact of intellectual property in market leadership and approaches to gain access to intellectual assets

Impact of intellectual property on market leadership and approaches to access intellectual assets

Honing leadership skills

Leadership skills for business success

Certificate from Cornell University at the successful completion of the course

Course Faculty

Ronnie Coffman

Ronnie Coffman

International Professor of Plant Breeding


K.V. Raman

Course Co-Director



Course Co-Director


Syed Rizvi

Professor of Food Process Engineering

S. P. Raj

S. P. Raj

Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications

Anusuya Rangarajan

Anusuya Rangarajan

Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Small Farm Program


Lawrence Van De Valk

Senior Extension Associate, Department of Global Development

Miguel Gómez

Miguel Gomez

Professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


Alexander J. Travis

Professor of Reproductive Biology



Director of Sathguru Management Consultants


Alan George Taylor

Professor of Horticulture at CALS

The Diversity of our Participants

Who should Attend

AMP is for business leaders seeking a deeper understanding of the concepts and contemporary best practices in the food and agri sector. AMP attracts diverse participants working across interdependent agribusiness segments from different global regions in the private and public sectors. Participants learn contemporary innovations and ways of thinking that they can implement in their businesses. Our program offers management training for:

  • • Industry leaders engaged in corporate strategy
  • • Public policy planners
  • • Bankers and investors engaged in agribusiness investment
  • • Researchers involved in innovation advancement for food and agri business
  • • Food and agri marketing professionals
  • • Operations leaders of food and agri enterprises

We encourage organizations to nominate leadership-level executives and high-potential managers from cross-functional teams. Participants arrive from global and national organizations in diverse segments of the food and agri sector:

leading banks in the world investing in agriculture, livestock, food products marketing ventures, process and retail industry, policy planners from emerging and advanced economies, and more. The program has trained participants from over 25 countries who have endorsed it as “truly transformative.”

To Know More about the Program

managercee@sathguru.com / kvr1@cornell.edu


The program facilitates awareness of best agriculture and food production practices through interactions with world-renowned faculty and expert resources drawn from the corporate sector and policy planners.

The program facilitates awareness of best agriculture and food production practices through interactions with world-renowned faculty, expert resources, and policy planners. Participants are exposed to new and successful enterprise models that effectively combine cutting-edge technologies with traditional and time-tested practices. AMP offers cross-cultural and cross-enterprise learning through case studies, panel discussions, brainstorming sessions, and group exercises across the integrated food chain system, including public sector, private sector, policy planners, NGOs, and academics. Participants gain a deeper understanding through guided visits with innovative processing companies and holistic engagement with leaders in organizations that have excelled in innovation.

Program Date & Venue

Date **

21- 31 July 2024


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

**The Program will conclude at Cornell campus, Ithaca, on 31 July 2024 at 2.30pm.

Program Fee

Course FeeUSD
Program Fee11,900
Early bird Offer10,700
For Women Participant’s9,500
  • • Group enrolment benefits are offered to organizations nominating THREE or more participants

Fee includes

Course Material


Field Visits



Board (Breakfast & Lunch inculded)

Fee does not Include

Travel (Domestic & International)



Incidentals apart from inclusions

Payment Details :

1. You may transfer the amount to Sathguru, Inc, Account No. 1255387272, CitiBank NA,
Swift code: CITI US 33 and routing number 221172610.

2. For payment through credit card, click here.

  • • While substitutions are accepted prior to the start of the program, regret refunds for cancellations.
  • • Due to class size constraints, registration will be provided on space available (first come, first serve).
  • • Program dates include arrival date.
  • • Twin occupancy requests will be accepted only if both participants are from the same organization.
  • • The program dates/schedule is subject to change at short notice, in the interest of the participants and the program deliverables.

Our Esteemed Alumni

Past Participants' Feedback

“ The learnings that I have got are quite unique in business models” – Vicky Zeng – East West Seed

“ One of the phenomenal aspects of the course is the robust link between what they actually teach you in the course and what you see down in the field ” – Foud Ashgar – Islamic Development Bank

“ This program is just superb in order to understand the nuances of agribusiness because that is our major area of focus as far as the small farmers are concerned, in helping them with their livelihood. ”  – M V Ashok – NABARD

“ Have updated with the latest technologies applied on agriculture and food process. ” – Mr.Alejandro Chavarria Gonzalez, Del Monte Philippines, Inc.

“ Very practical curriculum with live examples of different agribusiness models has enabled us to understand the ground realities of successfully conducting agribusiness ”– Asim Parekh, Coca Cola

“ The program has helped to develop a great perspective on global trends in agriculture and food processing through discussions and field visits  ” – Harshdeep Singh, Tata Chemicals

“ Quite simply, the most useful agri business program in India; mind changing insights, superb networking opportunity; the speakers were most exceptional and outstanding in their fields. Suitable, up-to-date and crisp lecture content ”  – Shreekant M Amin, Reliance Industries

“ Broadened thought process.. useful in conceptualization of new schemes and programs  ” – B B Singh, Tata Chemicals

“ The length, breadth and depth of the short program was amazing. I am immensely benefited  ” – Shashank Mauria, ICAR

“  Exposure to new ideas, learning about new trends in agribusiness and networking were the key elements of this program ”  – Mr. Yeshil Mehta, Deepak Fertlizers and Petrochemicals corporation limited

“ New ideas on technology in the global scene ”  – Puneet Davar, Tropilite Foods

“ An excellent interactive and practical program highly worthy of appreciation ”  – Md. Golam Rabbani, Department of Environment, Bangladesh

“ A practical program which showcases the ground realities of the Agribusiness and helps us understand the mutlifaceted Industry  ”  – Dr.Saikat Datta Mazumdar, ICRISAT

“ Very good 9 day exposure to new and successful business models from experts and participants  ”  – Mr.Francisco Tolomia Molas, Del Monte Philippines

“ Program is well structured and well conducted. Learned many new things about food processing and value addition. The faculty are well experienced & their presentations are excellent to a highly competent group  ”  – Mr. K T Manjunath, IFFCO

“ Great program. The course is very good and informative. Opens the mind to global perspectives ”  – Bikramjeet Singh, ABN Amro Bank

“ A highly informative program for a banker enabling him/her to look into the key areas before financing  ” – Mr.Subrata Gupta, NABARD

“ Thought-provoking program, got to learn new trends and ideas in agribusiness  ” – Ms. Pushpinder Kaur, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

“ Learned best strategies for novel food development ”  – Mr. Sanjeev Bisht, ITC Limited – India

“ Stimulating program, got new ideas and learnt new practices on conservation of the nature and sustainability  ”  – Dr. Raisul Alam Mondal, DoE- Bangladesh

Participating organizations