Course syllabus RRRVZP - Rural Development and Agricultural Policy (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRRVZP
Course title in language of instruction: Rozvoj venkova a zemědělská politika
Course title in Czech: Rural Development and Agricultural Policy
Course title in English: Rural Development and Agricultural Policy
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 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: SS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Ondřej Konečný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Vojtěch Tamáš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Rural Development and Agricultural Policy in EN
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Decisive issues of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (allowance 6/0)
a.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
c.Agrarian markets, types of markets, integration processes, basic models, agribusiness

2.Agricultural policy as part of economic policy - the general principles and context (allowance 4/2)
a.Theoretical background
b.Principles and forms of state intervention in the agricultural sector
c.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)
a.Agriculture and food industry in Europe and in other regions of the world
b.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

4.The Common Agricultural Policy of the EU, principles, development, reforms (allowance 6/2)
a.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 outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to identify factors and causation development of agrarian sector in the global and regional context.
-Ability to interpret the knowledge of agrarian policy in the specific conditions of the region.
-Ability to systematically link the issues of regional development and economic policy.

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
     lecture22 h
     seminar12 h
     consultation2 h
     colloquium6 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam44 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
     writing of seminar paper22 h
Total140 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.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I.Rozvoj zemědělství a venkova v evropském modelu agrární politiky - formování strategie v kontextu změn prostředíBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-771-7
RQBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. -- ZDRÁHAL, I.České zemědělství a vývoj cenového prostředí společného trhu EUBrnoMZLU Brno2009978-80-7375-368-9
RQBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I.Agrobyznys v rozvoji regionuBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-799-1
RQBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V.Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysuBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita200580-7157-911-4
RQSVOBODOVÁ, E. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K.Intenzivní a extenzivní využívání přírodních zdrojů zemědělství ČRBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2011978-80-7375-579-9
REBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I.Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Model of Agricultural Policy - Shaping Strategy in the Context of Environmental Changes -BrnoMendel University in Brno2013978-80-7375-858-5
REBEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- ZDRÁHAL, I.Zemědělská politika a obchodBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-761-8
REAgricultural policy in Western Europe and the United StatesCheltenham, UKEdward Elgar1-85278-020-7
RESWINNEN, J F M.Global supply chains, standards and the poor : how the globalization of food systems and standards affects rural development and povertyWallingford, UKCABI2007978-1-84593-1858
REZDRÁHAL, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V.Velikostní struktura podniků v zemědělství - faktory, tendence, souvislosti.BrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2012978-80-7375-690-1


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