951324 International agriculture
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- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2020
- Languages of instruction
The lecture provides a fundamental understanding of the environmental and socioeconomic basis of international agriculture and related food production systems. The emphasis is on an understanding environment- crop-management interactions underlying adapted cropping systems in different parts of the world.
Overview on international agriculture
=> „The yield gap“ – world agricultural production and population growth
=> Key agricultural regions for main food crops
=> Land ownership structure and agricultural production
World agro-environmental zones: Climate, soil and crop production
=>Main productivity constraints for world food production
Management improvement in international agriculture
=>The upcoming water crisis and water saving irrigation for dry regions
=>No tillage farming for soil fertility
=>Fertilization and the potential of organic agriculture
FAO strategies for world agriculture
=>Food supply chains: Raising production, supply and income
=>Sustainable intensification: Resources efficiency to solve the yield gap
Guest lectures: Examples of specialized farming systems
=>Irrigation management for small scale farmers in Africa
=>Agro-forestry systems in Africa
=>Mixed cropping-livestock systems in the Andean highlands
Country example: Brasil – between international food power and agricultural poverty
Country example: India – an example for “take off” from subsistence to world market?
- Previous knowledge expected
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
Students will have a general overview on international food production systems, become familiar withFAO strategies for international agriculture and get knowledge on current trends to sustainable management systems.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.