AGBUS201-19A (HAM)

Agriculture, Food and the Environment

15 Points

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School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper focuses on the environmental impacts of food systems. Sustainable production, processing, trade, and consumption patterns are explored. Their links to the social context of food are reinforced.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and discussion. A field trip, subject to confirmation from the host organisation, will be chosen with the aim of providing increased understanding.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe chief biophysical principles underlying agricultural systems, in both developed and developing economies.
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  • Discuss the environmental impacts associated with food-production systems, at a national and global scale.
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  • Classify the environmental impacts associated with food processing, trade, and consumption, at a national and global scale.
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  • Identify the social context within which food systems operate, in both developed and developing economies.
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  • Discuss points of leverage that can allow food systems to better meet the needs of society.
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  • Design a sustainable food system to deliver better outcomes to its stakeholders.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Class participation
2.5
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Assignment 1
29 Mar 2019
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test
2 May 2019
12:00 PM
17.5
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Assignment 2
24 May 2019
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Other Resources

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Please read Stuff.co.nz regularly and frequently; students are expected to contribute to 'the agribusiness issue of the day'.

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All course material and announcements will be placed on Moodle.
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper, indicating an allocation of 150 hours to study, only 36 of which are provided in lectures.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Note any linkages to other papers where the linkage is of importance.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: AGBUS101 or AGRI101

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Restricted papers: AGRI202

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