Course syllabus EZAL - Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: EZAL
Course title in language of instruction: Ekonomika zemědělství a lesnictví
Course title in Czech: Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management
Course title in English: Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Barbora Daňková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Vojtěch Tamáš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Agriculture Economics and Forestry Management in English
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Theoretical basis, subject, concepts, categories (allowance 6/0)
a.The specifics of agriculture and forestry, economic interpretation in context, productive and non-productive functions
b.Manifestations of globalization in the agricultural sector, forestry-wood complex, agribusiness
c.Global and regional context of agribusiness

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

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

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

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work in international context
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply the general agrarian sector economic principles to the specific regional conditions
-Understanding quantitative and qualitative relations between agriculture and forestry within regional and global agrobusiness networks

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture20 h
     seminar10 h
     consultation4 h
     public presentation (oral)6 h
     preparation for exam43 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h
     preparation of presentation15 h
     elaboration and execution of projects20 h
     writing of seminar paper30 h
Total168 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
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V.Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysuBrnoMZLU v Brně200580-7157-911-4
RQKUPČÁK, V.Ekonomika lesního hospodářstvíBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně200680-7157-998-X
RQBEČVÁŘOVÁ, 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 marketBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně2009978-80-7375-345-0
RQSVOBODOVÁ, E. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K.Intenzivní a extenzivní využívání přírodních zdrojů zemědělství ČRBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2011978-80-7375-579-9
RQSYNEK, M.Manažerská ekonomikaPrahaGrada2011978-80-247-3494-1
RQŽIVĚLOVÁ, I.Podniková ekonomikaBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-781-6
REBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V.Zemědělství v agrobyznysu: základy agrární ekonomiky a politiky80-7157-891-6
REBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V.Shaping agribusiness and its impact on the competitive environment of agricultural enterprises
REBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. et al.Vývoj českého zemědělství v evropském kontextuBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně2008978-80-7375-255-2
REBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I.Agrobyznys v rozvoji regionuBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-799-1
REJENSEN, C W. -- SOUTHGATE, D D.Agricultural economics and agribusinessNew YorkJohn Wiley0-471-38847-5


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