951324 Internationale Landwirtschaft (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Bodner, Gernot
Organisation
Abteilung Pflanzenbau
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2019
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

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.


1st Unit:
Organizational planning

Agriculture in the next decades
=> „The yield gap“ – world agricultural production and population growth
=> Key agricultural regions for main food crops
=> Land ownership structure and agricultural production


2nd Unit:
World agro-environmental zones: Climate, soil and crop production
=>Main productivity constraints for world food production


3rd Unit:
Strategies for world agriculture
=>WTO and EU agricultural policies
=>FAO Sustainable intensification: Resources efficiency to solve the yield gap


4th Unit:
Water and food production
=>The upcoming water crisis and water saving irrigation for dry regions
=>Guest lecture: Irrigation and water resource management in Iran


5th Unit:
Brasil – between international food power and agricultural poverty.
Guest lecture: Agroforestry in rural development.


6th Unit
Cinas role in world agriculture.
Guest lecture: Land grabbing - agriculture as a new bonanza.


7th Unit:
India – an example for “take off” from subsistence to world market?
Guest lecture: Bangladesh - crop production under severe land shortage.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

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Lehrziel

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.
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