Course syllabus EZAL - Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course title in Czech: Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management
Course title in English:
Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor
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Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc.
Course supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (supervisor)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The goal is to gain knowledge of basic economic and political context of the development of agriculture and forestry sectors as multifunctional mission and directly linked to the use of natural resources in a globalizing environment of agribusiness.Students will learn about general and specific characteristics of the agricultural and forestry sectors and verifies the ability to interpret in economic terms obtained knowledge of the specifics market factors of production especially with regard to the impact of land as a basic factor of production (valuation principles and factors of pricing). They will gain an overview of the key indicators of economic analysis and learn to apply and interpret the specific examples.
Course content:
Theoretical basis, subject, concepts, categories (allowance 6/0)
The specifics of agriculture and forestry, economic interpretation in context, productive and non-productive functions
Manifestations of globalization in the agricultural sector, forestry-wood complex, agribusiness
Global and regional context of agribusiness

Markets in agribusiness, types of markets, agencies, reciprocal links, category (allowance 10/0)
Markets of products and services, specifics of the demand and supply formation, market equilibrium
Factor market, price formation, economic rent and transfer earnings, soil as a basic factor of production, ovaluation of quality, principles and pricing factors
Economic differentiation in the primary production businesses (agriculture and forestry) and the role of downstream stages of processing

Evaluation of position and performance of the industry (allowance 4/2)
Selected performance indicators
b.Information resources for evaluation
Analysis and interpretation of performance indicators

Evaluation of the performance of the agricultural and of the forest holding (allowance 4/10)
Methodological training using coherent model example
The selection of indicators, analysis and interpretation
Presentation and defense of students' work

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture20 h
10 h
consultation4 h
public presentation (oral)
6 h
preparation for exam
43 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h
preparation of presentation
15 h
elaboration and execution of projects
20 h
writing of seminar paper
30 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Conditions for completion of the course: 1) obtain credit based on min. 75% attendance at lectures and seminars and getting min. 30 points - (up to 20 activity points and 30 points for the preparation and defense studies);
2) written exam (50 points)

Overall rating:
A 100 - 93 points
B 92-84 points
C 83-76 points
D 75-68 points
E 67-60 points
Assessment criteria ratio:
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysu. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2005. 68 p. ISBN 80-7157-911-4.
KUPČÁK, V. Ekonomika lesního hospodářství. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2006. 257 p. ISBN 80-7157-998-X.
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.
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.
SYNEK, M. Manažerská ekonomika. Praha: Grada, 2011. 480 p. ISBN 978-80-247-3494-1.
ŽIVĚLOVÁ, I. Podniková ekonomika. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 110 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-781-6.

BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Zemědělství v agrobyznysu: základy agrární ekonomiky a politiky. 1st ed. 62 p. ISBN 80-7157-891-6.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Shaping agribusiness and its impact on the competitive environment of agricultural enterprises. AgEcon Search. [online]. In AgEcon Search. 2007. URL: .
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.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Agrobyznys v rozvoji regionu. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 115 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-799-1.
JENSEN, C W. -- SOUTHGATE, D D. Agricultural economics and agribusiness. 8th ed. New York: John Wiley, 519 p. ISBN 0-471-38847-5.

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Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
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