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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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Прибл. 17 ч. на завершение
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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 видео (всего 63 мин.), 9 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video11 видео
Video - History of agricultural production and prices2мин
Video - Agricultural products' supply4мин
Video - Agricultural products' demand6мин
Video - The 2007 food price crisis12мин
Video - Food security4мин
Video - Resource usage 1: Land and soils4мин
Video - Resource usage 2: Water4мин
Video - Resource usage 3: Nutrients4мин
Video - Resource usage 4: Pesticides4мин
Video - Interview - Kadambot Siddique, Institute of Agriculture, University of Western Australia8мин
Reading9 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Optional Viewing - The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #110мин
Optional Reading - Economics Basics: Supply and Demand10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 266: Supply and Demand: The Wool Crisis10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 178: Betting on Wheat Prices10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 284: The world food price crisis of 200710мин
Optional Viewing - The Corn Controversy: Food or Fuel10мин
Optional Reading - The Food Price Crisis of 2007/2008: Evidence and Implications10мин
Optional Reading - Causes of the 2007-2008 global food crisis identified10мин
Optional Reading - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz - Agricultural production and prices, and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources20мин

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Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture

Week 2 addresses the agricultural issues of water availability, peak phosphorus, herbicide resistance, and climate change....
Reading
9 видео (всего 64 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video9 видео
Video - Pesticide bans5мин
Video - Dryland salinity8мин
Video - Resource exhaustibility: phosphorus supply12мин
Video - Resource exhaustibility: water shortages5мин
Video - Resource exhaustibility: herbicide resistance9мин
Video - Climate change4мин
Video - Climate policy and adaptation4мин
Video - Interview - Michael Robertson, CSIRO8мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 261: Agricultural water pollution10мин
Optional Reading - Protecting Water Quality from Agricultural Runoff10мин
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussion 26: Dryland salinity in Australia10мин
Optional Reading - Phosphorus: Essential to Life – Are we running out?10мин
Optional Reading - Can Australia overcome its Water Scarcity Problems?10мин
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussion 57: Herbicide resistance: Does prevention pay?10мин
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussions 230: Future climate change and wheat yields in Western Australia10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 168: Telling farmers how to adapt to climate change10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture20мин

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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 видео (всего 56 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video9 видео
Video - Fertiliser and Crop Yield5мин
Video - Production functions4мин
Video - Profit maximisation7мин
Video - Building a spreadsheet to maximise profit11мин
Video - Effects of price and yield changes on optimal fertiliser use4мин
Video - Considering pollution in input decisions7мин
Video - Flat payoff functions6мин
Video - Interview - David Brown, Farmer, Burracoppin, Western Australia5мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Optional reading - world data on fertilizers10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 277: Perfection isn’t best10мин
Optional Reading - Determining Optimum Nitrogen Application Rates for Corn10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 88: Flat-earth economics10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The economics of agricultural inputs20мин

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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 видео (всего 84 мин.), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video9 видео
Video - Benefits and costs of resource conservation over time5мин
Video - Accounting for time12мин
Video - Discounting5мин
Video - Building a spreadsheet for discounting benefits and costs10мин
Video - Case study: conservation agriculture17мин
Video - Drivers of farmers’ decision-making11мин
Video - Interview - Mike McFarlane, farmer, Doodlakine, Western Australia9мин
Video - Interview - Greg Shea, WA Department of Agriculture and Food6мин
Reading6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 33: Time is money10мин
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 268: Conservation Agriculture in Developing Countries10мин
Optional Reading - The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture for resource-poor farmers.10мин
Recommended Reading - Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders10мин
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussions 203: Predicting adoption of new farming practices10мин
Help with the calculations for Week 4 Quiz10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The economics of land conservation20мин
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автор: 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

автор: 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.

Преподавателя

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

О 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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