In this unit, students are introduced to applying economic principles to agriculture, agribusiness, and related markets. Students will apply economic principles to study issues in food production and food security. Content will include topics in farm management and organisation, the operation of agricultural markets, managing risk and the economics of government intervention in food and agricultural markets. The role of soil stewardship, farm diversification and farming in multifunctional landscapes will also be considered.
|Unit name||Agriculture and Food Economics|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Mark Tocock|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Use economic concepts to identify and discuss issues in the agriculture and food sectors.
- Select and apply appropriate economic theory to analyse agriculture and food markets, agribusiness, consumers and other market participants.
- Apply economic theory and models to analyse contemporary agriculture and food policy.
- Collaboratively work with peers to critically apply economic theory, analyse and evaluate economic issues. Effectively communicate results and research in agriculture and food economics.
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|Assessment||Assignment (30%)|Report (35%)|Case Study (35%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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