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AFNR3001: Agro-ecosystems in Developing Countries

2020 unit information

This unit provides students with a direct contact with the agricultural reality of a developing country through a fieldtrip. Active learning in the field through contacts with farmers, public servants, cooperatives, private firms and NGOs should then motivate a critical reflection on the constraints to agricultural development in these environments. The fieldtrip will be organized around central themes (for example, technology adoption, sustainable use of resources, access to credit, land use change) that will be introduced in a short series of seminars (held on main campus ahead of the departure and intended to provide a first introduction to some of the questions that are expected to be addressed in the field) and will constitute the focus of group work once back to main campus. Although there are no formal prerequisites, the unit is directed to students that have completed most of the second year units in their degrees. N.B. Department permission required for enrolment. Please note that, in practice, this unit will run prior to the start of semester 1 with all classes and the fieldtrip being scheduled during that period.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations

Code AFNR3001
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of the biological, physical, economic and social environments within a developing country
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of concepts and issues relevant in a development context
  • LO3. identify, synthesise and coherently explain concepts that will frame research in developing countries
  • LO4. develop the skills to frame research problems relevant to developing countries using appropriate scientific and socio-economic concepts and principles
  • LO5. demonstrate informed citizenship about issues relating to contemporary development debates
  • LO6. propose research, and communicate, share and present this to others.

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Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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