Course syllabus RRRVZPA - Rural Development and Agricultural Policy in EN (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course code: RRRVZPA
Course title in Czech:
Rural Development and Agricultural Policy in EN
Course title in English:
Rural Development and Agricultural Policy in EN
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (supervisor)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
Z3 (ČP II.)
LectureEvery week
Z3 (ČP II.)
N. VerterSeminarEvery week24
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the course is to gain knowledge of the multifunctional role of agriculture and the agricultural sector in the socio-economic development of the region and forms to support its fulfillment in the strategy of agricultural policy in basic agricultural model, in this context, students will be introduced to critical factors, principles and effects of agribusiness markets and their interactions in the horizontal and vertical linkages region, approaches and tools supporting the development of rural economic policy and their specific application in the case of the CAP
Course content:
1.Decisive issues of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (allowance 6/0)
General economic characteristics of agriculture as a sector the specifics of agriculture and its position in the national economy
b.Approaches to the evaluation of the role of agriculture in the development of society, production and multifunctional concept
Agrarian markets, types of markets, integration processes, basic models, agribusiness

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

3.Agriculture and food industry in the global and regional context (allowance 6/18)
Agriculture and food industry in Europe and in other regions of the world
Explanation of the basic indicators for analysis, methodical preparation for seminar projects
c.Workshops / colloquium focused on the the presentation and defense of seminar projects

The Common Agricultural Policy of the EU, principles, development, reforms (allowance 6/2)
Economic context and starting points of the CAP model, principles and combination of tools, evaluation of system efficiency
b.Reform processes, factors, changes in the system conception, the evolution I. and II. Pillars, greening
c.Agricultural policy and approaches to the application of the CAP in terms of Czech Republic in the regional context

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
22 h
12 h
2 h
colloquium6 h
public presentation (oral)2 h
preparation for exam
44 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
preparation of presentation
20 h
writing of seminar paper
22 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Course credit conditional on a successful presentation and defense of a given case study. The exam consists of written and oral. The result of the written part (test, 50 min, min. 36, max 60 points) form the basis of evaluation (60% of grade), oral exam makes up 40% of the final assessment.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
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. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agribussines in Regional Development. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. 132 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-845-5.
ZDRÁHAL, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. The issues how to express the concentration processes in European agriculture. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2013. v. 61, no. 7, p. 2951--2964. ISSN 1211-8516.
BLÍŽKOVSKÝ, P. Regional and Rural Development Policies as Instrument for Regional Competitiveness. In Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference Region in the Development of Society 2013. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013, ISBN 978-80-7375-884-4.

Agricultural policy in Western Europe and the United States. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 450 p. ISBN 1-85278-020-7.
SWINNEN, J F M. Global supply chains, standards and the poor : how the globalization of food systems and standards affects rural development and poverty. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 2007. 322 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-1858.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-RDE-SEDRE Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Programme B-REDA Regional Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-RDE-SEDRE Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
Programme B-REDA Regional Development, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 11/11/2019.

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