Management and Protection of the Rural Environment

Duration Time 13 weeks
Certificate yes
Lessons 0
Course features
Compulsory Course
Credits: 5
RE&D Department
6 Hours Lecture
Assistant Professor
Course Content

The course is aiming at the comprehension of the mechanisms through which agricultural activities exert pressures on natural resources. A further objective is to familiarize students with the concept of agro-ecosystems as well as the identification and assessment of their  multiple services (economic, social and environmental). Finally, through the analysis of organic farming, to achieve a synthetic and objective view of the relationship between agriculture and the environment, through an agro-ecological lens.

Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge of and understand  the relationship between farming and the environment, as far as natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and landscape protection are concerend
  • Acquire knowledge on, distinguish and evaluate specific management practices and assess theirenvironmental impacts, using contemporary evaluation tools
  • 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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