Course syllabus AGPOL - Agrarian Policy (FA - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course code: AGPOL
Course title in Czech:
Agrarian Policy
Course title in English: Agrarian Policy
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: master; master continuing
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc.
Course supervising department:
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
Z7 (ČP II.)
Every week30
Z7 (ČP II.)
Every week
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Knowledge of the theoretical principles, the main factors and foundations of agrarian policy in the economic context of development of agricultural and agrarian sector in terms of agribusiness, to understand the economic substance, efficiency and mutual relations of the basic tools of agrarian policy in relation to the development of economic reality, the choice of strategy and the concept of fundamental models.
Skills to apply knowledge about the system context of agrarian policies in specific conditions of the company, identify the benefits and risks arising from practical applications in industry and business development in the dynamics of the business environment.
Course content:
Economic fundamentals, background and context of the formation of agrarian policy in general (allowance 6/2)
a.Theoretical basis and economic rationale for regulatory intervention in the agrarian sector
b.Agricultural Policy in the context of general economic policy - the reasons, objectives, resources

2.Types and forms of state interference in the agrarian sector (allowance 6/2)
a.Principles and forms of the government regulatory intervention in the agrarian sector
Economic analysis of decisive areas and agricultural policy instruments

The basic models of agrarian policy (allowance 6/12)
Principles, tools and development of the common agricultural policy of the European Union
Principles, tools and development of the U.S. agrarian policy
Principles, tools and development od policy in the Czech agrarian sector

Agricultural policy in the dynamics of agribusiness development (allowance 6/8)
The influence of globalization processes related to economic development in the agrarian sector
Current issues of the EU CAP reform process and its implementation in terms of CR

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
24 h
4 h
18 h
6 h
workshop2 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam40 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing
12 h
preparation of presentation20 h
elaboration and execution of projects
20 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
The course is completed with an oral examination verifying the theoretical knowledge (50 %) as well as the application part (50 %) of subject taught. A prerequisite for the granting of credit and the possibility to log the exam is successful completion of the test, processing and presentation of seminar work during the semester.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Rozvoj zemědělství a venkova v evropském modelu agrární politiky - formování strategie v kontextu změn prostředí. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 132 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-771-7.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Zemědělská politika a obchod. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 132 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-761-8.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agrobyznys v rozvoji regionu = Agribussines in regional development. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 101 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-042-3.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agrobyznys v rozvoji regionu = Agribussines in regional development. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 74 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-041-6.
SVOBODOVÁ, E. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. Intenzivní a extenzivní využívání přírodních zdrojů zemědělství ČR. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2011. 136 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-579-9.

BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. České zemědělství a vývoj cenového prostředí společného trhu EU = Czech agriculture and the development of price environment in the EU common market. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 74 p. Folia Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis =. ISBN 978-80-7375-345-0.
EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas. 1st ed. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publ., 2010. 443 p. ISBN 978-90-8686-118-7.
RAUSSER, G C. -- SWINNEN, J F M. -- ZUSMAN, P. Political power and economic policy : theory, analysis, and empirical applications. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 519 p. ISBN 978-0-521-14800-9.
WILSON, G A. Multifunctional agriculture: a transition theory perspective. Wallingford: CABI , 2007. 374 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-256-5.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-AGE-ABU Agribusiness, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/23/2020.

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