Courses & Units

Agriculture and Food Economics BEA310

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Agriculture and Food Economics
Unit code BEA310
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics
Coordinator Doctor Clinton Levitt
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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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Teaching

AssessmentAssignment (30%)|Case Study (35%)|Report (35%)
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Textbooks

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