933316 Organic farming and regional development

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vogl, Christian R.
Offered in
Sommersemester 2021
Languages of instruction


Topic of 2020:
Where does my food stuff really come from: My foodscape – my regional development impact?
In 2020 all participants of the course will document and analyse their own food habits based upon quantitative visual methods (food scape maps). Through a citizen science approach, family or flat mates of the participants should be involved in the research creating household food scape maps. Along the supply chains visualized at this map, specific research questions should be addressed for better understanding purchasing/eating behaviour and regional development.

Previous knowledge expected

It is advisable that you bring basic knowledge about organic agriculture and enthusiasm for the topic!

Commitment we expect of the students:
* High interest in the subject of the course
* Regular attendance
* Active participation, engagement & willingness to work in a team
* Capability to self-organization within the group with methods of project management

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students are able defining regional development or organic farming and discuss the link between these two concepts.

Students can present examples, where organic farming has an impact on regional development and vice versa.

Students are able to successfully implement and finish a risky, complex short term project of strategic importance.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.