n.MA.ENR.AgFu.18FS (Agriculture for the Future) 
Modul: Agriculture for the Future
Diese Information wurde generiert am: 29.01.2023
Nr.
n.MA.ENR.AgFu.18FS
Bezeichnung
Agriculture for the Future
Credits
3

Beschreibung

Version: 4.0 gültig ab 01.02.2022
Studiengang
Degree Program
MSc in Environment and Natural Resources
Arbeitsaufwand
Workload
90 hours (35 h contact lessons, 55 h self-study)
Modulleitung
Module Coordinator
Isabel Jaisli
Dozierende
Lecturers
Isabel Jaisli, internal and external lecturers
Eingangskompetenzen
Entry Requirements

Students should be able to

  • describe the food and agricultural system as a Socio-Ecological System including drivers, activities and outcomes
  • describe the target state and current state of the global food and agricultural system
  • describe strategies towards a sustainable food system
  • identify sustainability conflicts within the food and agricultural system
The entry requirements can be obtained through:
  • Module «Agroecology & Food systems»
OR
  • Godfray, H. C. J., Muir, J. F., Pretty, J., Robinson, S., Thomas, S. M., & Toulmin, C. (2010). Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People. Science, 327(5967), 812–818. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1185383
Ausgangskompetenzen
Learning Outcome and Competences
Students will learn to
  • discuss the nexus between food, environmental resources (water, land, biodiversity), and energy.
  • anticipate socio-economic, technological, and environmental drivers which affect the future of the food & agricultural systems on a global scale.
  • apply different foresight techniques
  • design and evaluate specific future agriculture and food system scenarios
Inhalte
Module Content
With its multiple function, including the provision of food, fibres, energy and several environmental services, agriculture plays a key role in the sustainability and the future of our society. However, conflicts between the different needs for land us are on the rise, and exacerbated by current trends such as population growth, changes in dietary habits, a growing demand for biofuels, and climate change. The stability of the global food system is jeopardized and a transformation is needed, if we want to feed a growing population without destroying the natural resource base.
 
In this course we will create scenarios for the future of agriculture, evaluate the potential and impact of (technological, socio-economic and environmental) drivers, and identify pathways needed for a sustainable transformation. The scenarios will be evaluated in terms off sustainability and resilience, considering trade-offs between food, environmental resources and energy.
Lehr-/Lernmethoden
Teaching / Learning Methods
Contact teaching, guest lectures & debates, scenario development, team work and exercises, time travel and self-study
Leistungsnachweis
Assessment of Learning
Outcome
The assessment of learning outcome is composed as follows
  • developing a scenario
  • final exam
Bibliographie
Bibliography
Compulsory reading and further contributions for in-depth study of the topics covered will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Unterrichtssprache
Language
English
Bemerkungen
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