AGBUS501-19A (HAM)

International Agribusiness

30 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper will cover the evolution of international agribusiness and will develop skills in the analysis of international agribusiness from the perspective of farms, firms and governments.
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Paper Structure

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The paper involves class room learning, extensive reading, and data analysis.

Learning resources are available on Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • To develop an accurate understanding of global agribusiness including characteristics, performance, and policy
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  • To develop expertise pertaining to agribusiness in one country and one agribusiness product suite.
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  • To develop skills in agribusiness sector analysis, the analysis of agribusiness firms and the analysis of government policies and multilateral arrangements impacting agribusiness
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Assessment

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Internal Assessment as advised in the Components Listed.
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Assessment Components

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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. Data exercise one
8 Mar 2019
12:00 PM
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Data exercise two
15 Mar 2019
12:00 PM
2
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Literature exercise one
22 Mar 2019
12:00 PM
6
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Commodity analysis
12 Apr 2019
12:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Country analysis
10 May 2019
12:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Test
30
  • In Class: In Test
7. Company analysis
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Required Readings

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Link to Reading List for AGRI501

Students are required to access Agribusiness Company websites; and AgEcon Search; ECONLIT; Euromonitor; FAO and World Bank websites

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Please email wmshelpdesk if you require any on-line support.
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This paper requires 300 hours of work. A potential allocation is: class time 50 hours; reading 120 hours; Minor assessments 10 hours; Major assessments 120 hours
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Prerequisite papers: Approval of Department Graduate Convenor

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Restricted Papers: AGRI501

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