|Short Description:||Critical Issues in Agriculture|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||050101 - Agricultural Science|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course provides an overview of a broad range of environmental, political, social and scientific issues which can impact on agricultural production. The course commences with an analysis of historical case studies surrounding agricultural production before introducing a number of issues which have the potential for conflict in contemporary agriculture systems. Topics covered will include land availability and alternate land use, water quality and availability, pollution management, agricultural imports and exports, biotechnological advances in agricultural production and other emerging issues. Students are required to prepare case studies on two critical issues, drawing on perspectives gained during the program.