Feb 2nd 2015

Agriculture, Economics and Nature (UWA)

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This course is about agricultural production and the interaction between agriculture and the environment. The material presented can help us understand changes that have occurred in agriculture, and support improved decision making about things like agricultural production methods, agricultural input levels, resource conservation, and the balance between agricultural production and its environmental impacts.

The course will be presented over six weeks, starting 2 February 2015, with a different focus each week. A set of lecture videos, mostly between 5 and 10 minutes in length, are provided each week, together with readings, activities, student forums, quizzes and a final exam.

- Week 1 Agricultural production and prices and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources

- Week 2 Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture

- Week 3 Economics of agricultural inputs

- Week 4 The economics of land conservation

- Week 5 The economics of agro-environmental projects

- Week 6 Agricultural policies Back to top

No required texts. Recommended reading will be provided each week. All will be readily accessible online, or copies of original material will be provided.