Agricultural systems in the world
The main objective of the course is to offer to students knowledge and the methodology in order to comprehend the role of natural, social and economics factors in order to assess the potential and limits of agricultural systems´ transformations, both at spatial and temporal scales. With this aim specific agricultural systems are selected, representative in terms of ecological, technical, social and political issues, in order to interpret their evolution in time and to comprehend their relationship with the environmental conditions.
Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to :
- Acquire knowledge and understand the main methodological approaches and tools for agricultural systems’ analysis, hence enable them to follow scientific advancement in that field.
- To be able to use the knowledge and skills acquired in order to identify, describe, analyse and assess the agricultural system in an area, its origins and the technical, economic, environmental and social issues imposed by, the transformations and development.
- To be able to use the knowledge and skills acquired in order to combine and synthesize data of different origin (economic, social, environmental), drawing conlusions and promoting synthetic interpretations of a interdisciplinary character.
- To communicate clearly the conclusions as well as the rationale behind the conclusions and interpretations both to experts and lay persons.
- Acquire the skills that would enable him/her to advance in his/her studies
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