Course syllabus RRZPOA - Agricultural Policy and Trade in English (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Agricultural Policy and Trade in English
Course title in English:
Agricultural Policy and Trade in English
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 3/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc.
Course supervising department:
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (supervisor)
prof. Jose Luis Lopez Garcia (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
(Microeconomics or Microeconomics in English) and (Macroeconomics or Macroeconomics in English)
Timetable in this semester:
Z8 (ČP II.)
N. VerterLectureEvery week
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal is to gain knowledge in the field of agricultural economics and policy. Get an overview of basic economic characteristics of agriculture as industry in general, its role in regional development, shaping agricultural markets and their functioning in the basic models and structure of agribusiness. Identify critical factors shaping economic policy in agriculture and agrarian sector and its specific application within the CAP of the EU. To obtain the ability to apply knowledge of agricultural economy and politics in the context and dynamics of the agrarian markets, the ability to link the issues of the regional development and the agrarian policy. During the preparation and the presentation of commodity studies, students will be guided by the use of relevant data and other information sources and to the application of adequate methods and techniques for analysis and their presentation.
Course content:
Selected issues of agricultural economics and agribusiness (allowance 8/4)
a.The general characteristics of agriculture as an economic sector, specifics of agriculture and position of agrarian sector in the national economy
Approaches to evaluation of the role of agriculture in development, production and multifuncional concept
Agrarian markets, types of markets, integration processes, the basic patterns of development of contemporary agriculture and agrarian sector, agribusiness

2.Agricultural Policy as a part of economic policy - the general principles and context (allowance 8/4)
a.Theoretical background
Principles and forms of state intervention in the agrarian sector
Economic analysis of basic and crucial forms and instruments of agrarian policy

3.Agriculture and food industry of the Czech Republic within the commodity and regional context of global and European markets (allowance 4/18)
Agriculture and Food Industry in Europe
Explanation of basic indicators for analysis, methodical preparation for presentations
c.Presentation of commodity studies

The EU Common Agricultural Policy, principles, development, reforms (allowance 8/2)
a.Economic context and background of the basic model of the CAP, the principles of choice and combination of instruments, effects and evaluation system
Reform processes, internal and external factors, changes in the concept of public engagement in agriculture
Agricultural policy in the CR, access to the CAP implementation in terms of Czech agrarian sector

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
6 h
18 h
2 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
35 h
preparation for regular assessment12 h
preparation for regular testing
25 h
preparation of presentation12 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Oral examination that verifies the theoretical knowledge and the ability of their interpretation in the specific context of agrárního sector, region and renumeration. Condition for the grant-counting is a successful completion of a written test and a defense of seminar work-commodity studies-during the semester.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agricultural Policy and Trade. Brno: Mendel University in Brno,, 2013. 138 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-824-0.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Model of Agricultural Policy - Shaping Strategy in the Context of Environmental Changes -. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. 144 p. 1. ISBN 978-80-7375-858-5.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. The European Model of Agricultural Policy in the Global Context. In: BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. New Knowledge in a New Era of Globalization, Edited by Piotr Pachura. 1st ed. economia. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Open, 2011. p. 285--310. ISBN 978-953-307-501-3.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Approaches to support of agriculture in terms of the EU CAP strategy amendment. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2009. v. LVII, no. 6, ISSN 1211-8516.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. České zemědělství a vývoj cenového prostředí společného trhu EU. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU Brno, 2009. 70 p. Folia II, č.11. ISBN 978-80-7375-368-9.

BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. An impact of direct payments on production decision in agriculture. Zemědělská ekonomika = Agricultural Economics. 2007. v. 53, no. 7, p. 325--332. ISSN 0139-570X.
Agricultural policy in Western Europe and the United States. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 450 p. ISBN 1-85278-020-7.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- JUŘICA, A. Koncepce pilířů I a II SZP v dotační politice ČR. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 70 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-252-1.
International Trade Policy. Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Business Svhool Press, 2001. 282 p. ISBN 87-16-13484-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Programme B-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
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