Approximately two thirds of Australia's agricultural commodities are exported each year, generating $50 billion. This unit provides an understanding of historical developments, current status and future opportunities and challenges of the dominant agricultural and horticultural industries in Tasmania and Australia. Key factors involved in establishing new industries and the importance of comparative and competitive advantages to the ongoing success of existing industries in a competitive global market are considered. The concepts of supply chains, value chains, value adding and quality assurance, and food and fibre processing are introduced. Practical and tutorial sessions will involve guest speakers, group discussions and a 3.5 day field trip to the north-west of the State during the mid-semester break.
|Unit name||Food and Fibre Production in a Global Market|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Quarrell|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Describe Australian agricultural and horticultural industries from a historical, contemporary and future perspective
- Conduct comparative and competitive advantage and SWOT analyses that appraise the growth and sustainability of agricultural industries
- Identify innovative technologies, processes, and integration platforms in contemporary Australian agriculture
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2 x 50 minute lectures weekly, 4 x 3 hr tutorials, 3.5 day residential course
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Report (25%)|Report (15%)|Presentation (individual or group) (10%)|
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