Agriculture, Economics and Nature
date_range Débute le 20 mars 2017
event_note Se termine le 8 mai 2017
list 7 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Management et Ressources humaines
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
card_giftcard 29.4 points
- /5
Avis de la communauté
0 avis

Les infos clés

credit_card Formation gratuite
timer 49 heures de cours

En résumé

Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive. Governments depend on economic information to make good policy decisions on behalf of the community. This course will help you to contribute to better decision making by farmers, or by agencies servicing agriculture, and it will help you to understand why farmers respond to policies and economic opportunities in the ways they do. You can use this course to improve your skills and knowledge, and to assess whether this is a subject that you'd like to study further. The course includes high-quality video lectures, interviews with experts, demonstrations of how to build economic models in spreadsheets, practice quizzes, and a range of recommended readings and optional readings. Assessment is by a final exam. The key economic principles that we’ll learn about can help us understand changes that have occurred in agriculture, and support improved decision making about things like agricultural production methods, agricultural input levels, resource conservation, and the balance between agricultural production and its environmental impacts. There are literally thousands of agricultural economists around the world who work on these issues, so there is a wealth of knowledge to draw on for the course. Watch a brief video about our course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_IeYGpeqV8

more_horiz Lire plus
more_horiz Lire moins
dns

Le programme

  • Week 1 - Agricultural production and prices, and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources
    Week 1 provides a history of agricultural production and prices, an examination into the reasons behind changes in production and prices, and discussions of the 2007 global food crisis and agriculture’s usage of resources.
  • Week 2 - Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture
    Week 2 addresses the agricultural issues of water availability, peak phosphorus, herbicide resistance, and climate change.
  • Week 3 - The economics of agricultural inputs
    Week 3 looks at the relationship between inputs and outputs, the optimal level of an input, the question of pollution from inputs, and flat payoff functions.
  • Week 4 - The economics of land conservation
    Week 4 focuses on evaluating land conservation practices, weighing benefits and costs correctly, non-economic factors, and provides an example in conservation agriculture.
  • Week 5 - The economics of agri-environmental projects
    Week 5 discusses the importance of extending economics beyond the farm gate, characteristics of agri-environmental projects, Benefit: Cost Analysis, and provides an example with Gippsland Lakes.
  • Week 6 - Government policies in agriculture
    Week 6 ties up the course through discussion of government policies that support agriculture, policies that protect the rural environment, policies with problems, and justifications for agricultural policy.
  • Week 7 - Final Exam
     
record_voice_over

Les intervenants

  • Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD, Head of School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    University of Western Australia
  • Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    University of Western Australia
store

Le concepteur

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities. Staff, students and graduates from the University have been recognised at state, national and international levels, and UWA continues to confirm its standing as one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. UWA's leaders and researchers work in partnership with three domestic and international networks, the Group of Eight, Matariki and the Worldwide Universities Network.
assistant

La plateforme

Coursera est une entreprise numérique proposant des formation en ligne ouverte à tous fondée par les professeurs d'informatique Andrew Ng et Daphne Koller de l'université Stanford, située à Mountain View, Californie.

Ce qui la différencie le plus des autres plateformes MOOC, c'est qu'elle travaille qu'avec les meilleures universités et organisations mondiales et diffuse leurs contenus sur le web.

Quelle note donnez-vous à cette ressource ?
Contenu
0/5
Plateforme
0/5
Animation
0/5

Vous pourriez être intéressé par...