University of Western Australia
Agriculture, Economics and Nature
University of Western Australia

Agriculture, Economics and Nature

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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No prior experience required
16 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
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There are 7 modules in this course

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.

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11 videos9 readings1 quiz

Week 2 addresses the agricultural issues of water availability, peak phosphorus, herbicide resistance, and climate change.

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9 videos8 readings1 quiz

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.

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9 videos4 readings1 quiz

Week 4 focuses on evaluating land conservation practices, weighing benefits and costs correctly, non-economic factors, and provides an example in conservation agriculture.

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9 videos6 readings1 quiz

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.

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8 videos7 readings1 quiz

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.

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8 videos8 readings1 quiz

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1 quiz

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4.9 (104 ratings)
Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD
University of Western Australia
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