AGBUS308-22A (HAM)

Global Agri-food Systems

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This paper introduces students to theories and recent empirical findings regarding agri-food systems.Agri-food is the largest economic sector in the world. More than two billion people work in global agri-food systems. Students will utilize systems thinkingand methods (including food mapping) to analyse farm, industry, national and global systems.Further, students will learn how systems analysis can be used todevelop effective strategies to deal with the emerging challenges of food security, food safety and the sustainability of food systems.

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This paper is taught through lectures, discussion and exercises providing an opportunity for increased understanding.

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Explain the components and drivers of international and local agri-food systems.
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  • Use systematic and emerging thinking to analyse international and local agri-food systems.
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  • Identify and describe different impacts generated from agri-food systems.
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  • Discuss approaches to accelerate sustainable development of agri-food systems.
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  • Describe and interpret shocks and trends in agri-food systems.
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  • Analyse agri-food systems.
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Details will be posted on Moodle.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Local agri-food system mapping
19 Mar 2022
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Assignment 2: Literature review
2 Apr 2022
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Assignment 3: New trends in food production systems
16 Apr 2022
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Assignment 4: New trends in food consumption systems
21 May 2022
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Assignment 5: Global agri-food system mapping
11 Jun 2022
11:30 PM
20
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  • Presentation: In Class
6. Final test
15 Jun 2022
11:00 AM
35
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Information will be posted on Moodle each week after lectures.
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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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Prerequisite papers: AGBUS101 or AGRI101 or AGBUS201

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