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Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive. Governments depend on economic information to make good policy decisions on behalf of the community. This course will help you to contribute to better decision making by farmers, or by agencies servicing agriculture, and it will help you to understand why farmers respond to policies and economic opportunities in the ways they do. You can use this course to improve your skills and knowledge, and to assess whether this is a subject that you'd like to study further. The course includes high-quality video lectures, interviews with experts, demonstrations of how to build economic models in spreadsheets, practice quizzes, and a range of recommended readings and optional readings. Assessment is by a final exam. The key economic principles that we’ll learn about 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. There are literally thousands of agricultural economists around the world who work on these issues, so there is a wealth of knowledge to draw on for the course. Watch a brief video about our course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_IeYGpeqV8...
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Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

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Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

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Clock

Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

Aprox. 18 horas restantes
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English

Legendas: English

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

1

Seção
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3 horas para concluir

Agricultural production and prices, and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources

Week 1 provides a history of agricultural production and prices, an examination into the reasons behind changes in production and prices, and discussions of the 2007 global food crisis and agriculture’s usage of resources. ...
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 63 min), 9 leituras, 1 teste
Video11 videos
Video - History of agricultural production and prices2min
Video - Agricultural products' supply4min
Video - Agricultural products' demand6min
Video - The 2007 food price crisis12min
Video - Food security4min
Video - Resource usage 1: Land and soils4min
Video - Resource usage 2: Water4min
Video - Resource usage 3: Nutrients4min
Video - Resource usage 4: Pesticides4min
Video - Interview - Kadambot Siddique, Institute of Agriculture, University of Western Australia8min
Reading9 leituras
Optional Viewing - The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #110min
Optional Reading - Economics Basics: Supply and Demand10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 266: Supply and Demand: The Wool Crisis10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 178: Betting on Wheat Prices10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 284: The world food price crisis of 200710min
Optional Viewing - The Corn Controversy: Food or Fuel10min
Optional Reading - The Food Price Crisis of 2007/2008: Evidence and Implications10min
Optional Reading - Causes of the 2007-2008 global food crisis identified10min
Optional Reading - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz - Agricultural production and prices, and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources20min

2

Seção
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3 horas para concluir

Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture

Week 2 addresses the agricultural issues of water availability, peak phosphorus, herbicide resistance, and climate change....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 64 min), 8 leituras, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Video - Pesticide bans5min
Video - Dryland salinity8min
Video - Resource exhaustibility: phosphorus supply12min
Video - Resource exhaustibility: water shortages5min
Video - Resource exhaustibility: herbicide resistance9min
Video - Climate change4min
Video - Climate policy and adaptation4min
Video - Interview - Michael Robertson, CSIRO8min
Reading8 leituras
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 261: Agricultural water pollution10min
Optional Reading - Protecting Water Quality from Agricultural Runoff10min
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussion 26: Dryland salinity in Australia10min
Optional Reading - Phosphorus: Essential to Life – Are we running out?10min
Optional Reading - Can Australia overcome its Water Scarcity Problems?10min
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussion 57: Herbicide resistance: Does prevention pay?10min
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussions 230: Future climate change and wheat yields in Western Australia10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 168: Telling farmers how to adapt to climate change10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture20min

3

Seção
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2 horas para concluir

The economics of agricultural inputs

Week 3 looks at the relationship between inputs and outputs, the optimal level of an input, the question of pollution from inputs, and flat payoff functions....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 56 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Video - Fertiliser and Crop Yield5min
Video - Production functions4min
Video - Profit maximisation7min
Video - Building a spreadsheet to maximise profit11min
Video - Effects of price and yield changes on optimal fertiliser use4min
Video - Considering pollution in input decisions7min
Video - Flat payoff functions6min
Video - Interview - David Brown, Farmer, Burracoppin, Western Australia5min
Reading4 leituras
Optional reading - world data on fertilizers10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 277: Perfection isn’t best10min
Optional Reading - Determining Optimum Nitrogen Application Rates for Corn10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 88: Flat-earth economics10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The economics of agricultural inputs20min

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Seção
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3 horas para concluir

The economics of land conservation

Week 4 focuses on evaluating land conservation practices, weighing benefits and costs correctly, non-economic factors, and provides an example in conservation agriculture....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 84 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Video - Benefits and costs of resource conservation over time5min
Video - Accounting for time12min
Video - Discounting5min
Video - Building a spreadsheet for discounting benefits and costs10min
Video - Case study: conservation agriculture17min
Video - Drivers of farmers’ decision-making11min
Video - Interview - Mike McFarlane, farmer, Doodlakine, Western Australia9min
Video - Interview - Greg Shea, WA Department of Agriculture and Food6min
Reading6 leituras
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 33: Time is money10min
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 268: Conservation Agriculture in Developing Countries10min
Optional Reading - The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture for resource-poor farmers.10min
Recommended Reading - Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders10min
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussions 203: Predicting adoption of new farming practices10min
Help with the calculations for Week 4 Quiz10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The economics of land conservation20min
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Melhores avaliações

por NTDec 22nd 2017

Excellent course and presenter! I is very useful to revise important economic and environmental concepts and also to learn more agriculture. It is very useful for me.\n\nThanks Prof. David

por RCDec 19th 2016

Interesting course on Agriculture and Economics, very useful to revise important economic concepts and also to learn more about agriculture. Highly recommended.

Instrutores

Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD

Head of School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Western Australia

Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, PhD

School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Western Australia

Sobre University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities. Staff, students and graduates from the University have been recognised at state, national and international levels, and UWA continues to confirm its standing as one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. UWA's leaders and researchers work in partnership with three domestic and international networks, the Group of Eight, Matariki and the Worldwide Universities Network....

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