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


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Course code: RRRVZP
Course title in Czech:
Rural Development and Agricultural Policy
Course title in English:
Rural Development and Agricultural Policy
Semester:
SS 2014/2015
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:
bachelor
Course type:
required
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers:
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
 
Timetable in this semester:
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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)
 
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 activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture
22 h
seminar
12 h
consultation2 h
colloquium
6 h
public presentation (oral)2 h
preparation for exam
44 h
preparation for regular assessment10 h
preparation of presentation
20 h
writing of seminar paper
22 h
Total
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
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
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.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. České zemědělství a vývoj cenového prostředí společného trhu EU. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU Brno, 2009. 70 p. Folia II, č.11. ISBN 978-80-7375-368-9.
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. Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysu. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2005. 68 p. ISBN 80-7157-911-4.
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.

Recommended:
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. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Zemědělská politika a obchod. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 132 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-761-8.
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.
ZDRÁHAL, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Velikostní struktura podniků v zemědělství - faktory, tendence, souvislosti. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2012. 166 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-690-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno


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