Course syllabus AGRO - Agrobusiness in the Regional Development (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Agrobusiness in the Regional Development
Course title in English:
Agrobusiness in the Regional Development
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 14/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
Course type: optional
Type of delivery:
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Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Teachers: prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (supervisor)
doc. Ing. Ivana Blažková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Konečný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Prerequisites: State Bachelor Exam and not Agrobusiness in the Regional Development in English
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim is to gain insight into the role and potential benefits of agriculture and its related activities in the entire chain of production, processing and distribution of products of agricultural origin in regional development. Students acquire knowledge about the theoretical foundations and practical implications of agribusiness, with the nature and context of globalization and integration processes in the agrarian sector, their influence on the new model of agriculture in global and regional contexts and assess the reflection of these changes in the concepts and effects of agricultural policy.
Course content:
Globalisation and its impact on changes in the agrarian sector in the current stage of development (allowance 6/0)
Effect of specifics of agricultural production and consumption of food on the formation of agrarian markets; types of markets, actors, links, categories
Models determined by the supply and the demand, effects and consequences in the regional context

Theory of agribusiness, competitive environment and market structure, the principle of the commodity verticals and global food networks formation (allowance 6/4)
Forms of coordination, the influence and optimization of transaction costs
b.Approaches to risk sharing / reduction in the framework of the commodity verticals
Characteristics of subjects - a crucial companies in the global scene and the role and status of regional producers

The economic consequences of the agribusiness formation in development of agriculture and its effects in a regional context (allowance 6/4)
Development of agribusiness price levels, price transmission - principles and applications
Changes in the development of commodity verticals, the formation of global networks, opportunities and status of companies in the region

4.Agriculture and rural development strategy and the concept of the EU agricultural and structural policy (allowance 6/16)
The theoretical background, principles and tools for solutions of support agriculture and rural development and its implementation in the EU CAP
Agriculture in the EU Member States, comparison of the development within the critical commodity verticals

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
lecture22 h14 h
12 h
0 h
consultation4 h0 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
0 h
preparation for exam35 h40 h
preparation for regular assessment0 h
25 h
preparation of presentation
15 h13 h
elaboration and execution of projects0 h20 h
writing of seminar paper
22 h
0 h
112 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Condition for termination of the course is the successful presentation and defense of the analysis of the seminar work. The exam consists of written test.
- Attendance max. 10 points (80% = 10 points)
- Seminar work max. 30 points
- written exam test max. 60 points (50 minutes, min. 30 points)

Overall assessment:
A 100-90 pts
B 89-80 pts
C 79-70 pts
D 69-60 pts
E 59-50 pts
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Total0 %0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agrobyznys v rozvoji regionu. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 118 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-799-1.
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. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- DUDOVÁ, B. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Integrační procesy agrárního sektoru. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 136 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-763-2.
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.
Col. Supply chains, markets and power: mapping buyer and supplier power regimes. London: Routledge, 2002. 268 p. ISBN 0-415-25727-1.

BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Issues of Competitiveness of today's Agriculture. Zemědělská ekonomika = Agricultural Economics. 2008. v. 54, no. 9, p. 399--405. ISSN 0139-570X.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Koncepce a vývoj agrární politiky EU a USA. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 94 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-133-3.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. et al. Vývoj českého zemědělství v evropském kontextu. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 62 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-255-2.
JENSEN, C W. -- SOUTHGATE, D D. Agricultural economics and agribusiness. 8th ed. New York: John Wiley, 519 p. ISBN 0-471-38847-5.
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.
ANDERSON, K. -- JOSLING, T E. The WTO and agriculture : Volume I. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005. 597 p. Critical perspectives on the global trading system and the WTO. ISBN 1-84376-279-X2.
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.
FORET, M. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- PADĚRA, J. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. -- STRMISKOVÁ, I. Změny v reakci zákazníků na vývoj podmínek agrobyznysu. 1st ed. Brno: MENDELU, 2011. 72 p. 1. ISBN 978-80-7375-578-2.

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Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014 (and older)
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