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Agriculture and food economy

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: R.1sa.AFE.SM.ROSAY Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Agriculture and food economy
Jednostka: Wydział Rolniczo-Ekonomiczny
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Skrócony opis:


Form and level: SM

Status: obligatory

Prerequisites: None

The course objectives: the course includes aspects of agricultural production state in different regions of the world, in terms of their geographic and economy diversity. Students learn the issues of agricultural production potential if different climate zones of the world. They familiarize themselves with the current sources of information on agriculture.

Pełny opis:


1.The world population and food demand history

2.Household models and food market: consumer’s vs. wholesaler’s perspective

3.Main agricultural products – for food and feed

4. Wheat, rice corn, soya: world production, main producers, exporters, importers

5. Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices: world production, main producers, exporters, importers

6. FAO – role, objectives, old and new challenges;

7. World food safety: sources of information

8. Hunger, overweight and obesity: WHO and FAO Rapports,

9. Human Development Index,

10. Transparency International, Corruption (CPI), and poverty

11. Recommended sources of information on world agricultural production

12. Traditional and new leaders on food markets

13. US role on food markets agriculture,

14. Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia

15. World dairy sector.


1. Introduction, organizational matters,

Information on elaboration and presentation requirements on selected topics, proposed as below or relevant to the WFE, proposed by students:

2. Economic aspects of food safety,

3. Population growth rate by continents and/or countries and food supply problems

4. Population growth rate by continents and countries and food supply problems

5. Africa: population, agriculture and food production challenges

6. FAO food security programs for developing countries

7. NGOs activities on food program for developing economies

8. Food markets of selected products, top producers and top exporters wheat, corn, rice

9. Ttea, coffee, cocoa

10. Condiments, fruits and vegetables markets

11. Dairy products (economic aspects) selected countries,

12. Food vs. biofuels: pros and cons

13. Food waste problem

14. Land grabbing – hunger, and corruption aspects

15. Summary

Student activity structure

classes conducted with the direct participation of the lecturer 50 ECTS 2


lectures 15 hours

exercises and seminars 15 hours

consultation 15 hours

participation in research 0 hours

obligatory internships and internships 0 hours

participation in the final exam 5 hours.

own work (1.0 ECTS) 25 hours.



Publications of FAO, OECD, USDA, GAIN, Foreign Agricultural Service, NASS, etc.

Efekty uczenia się:

KNOWLEDGE – the graduate knows and/or understands::

- changes that are taking place in the contemporary world on food markets and agricultural production primarily outside of the EU

- international organizations and their role in the development of agricultural production in the world, its objectives and main challenges

- selected controversial aspects of agricultural and food markets development, including world hunger and overweight, land grabbing and corruption in the countries at the risk of food shortages, pros and cons of biofuels, demographic changes and their consequences to food markets, etc.

- the methods and techniques of reaching the current data on food supply and in agriculture in the world.

SKILLS – the graduate can:

- analyze the processes taking place on food markets and in the agriculture of selected countries, including those outside the EU

- interpret the data obtained from various sources of information

- perform and provide current status and processes in food production and in agriculture in selected countries, from the poorest to the richest ones.

SOCIAL COMPETENCE. The graduate is ready to:

- The student is aware and appreciates the impact of economic factors in the development of agriculture in countries with different levels of wealth

- understand social paradoxes of the modern world, including the positive and negative consequences of subsidies for agriculture and food support programms

- independently analyze the arguments of proponents and opponents of various aspects of food economics and agriculture.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Written test exam: 3 or 4 questions on the entire range of the subject, including own analysis of some trends, tendencies, pros and cons of some issues.

-Grade E (2.0) Does not know basic data and characteristics of the most important economic, social, and environmental relations and processes. Does not identify crucial sources of information and basic EU institutions shaping agricultural and rural policy.

-Grade D (3.0) Selectively knows only approximately some data, superficially characterizes some issues.

-Grade C (3.5) Correctly characterizes the majority of issues, knows some data, some sources of information; knows some required data. Correctly, but superficially characterizes trends in rural development in EU.

-Grade B (4.0) Characterizes the most important issues. trends in rural development, knows required data; lists and describes the most important institutions performing key role in rural development.

-Grade B+ (4.5) Sufficiently characterizes required issues, trends, knows required data, knows and explains the ongoing processes, knows reliable sources of information.

-Grade A (5.0) Entirely characterizes required issues, trends, data, knows and explains the ongoing processes, knows arguments of supporters and opponents to present-day rural development policy, controversial issues.


final grade is the average of forming grades obtained during exercises for activity in classes, i.e. the implementation of individual work and

performed team tasks (in groups or in pairs) during the exercises.

Final mark = 0.6 x exam grade (lectures) + 0.4 x summary mark (exercises).

COMMENT: The lecturer, based on the degree of the student's mastery of the curriculum content of the subject, based on his own didactic

experience, formulates the assessment using the formal criteria set out above

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (zakończony)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-02-24
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia laboratoryjne, 15 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 15 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Czesław Nowak
Prowadzący grup: Czesław Nowak
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia laboratoryjne - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Wykład - Zaliczenie na ocenę
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