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Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive. Governments depend on economic information to make good policy decisions on behalf of the community. This course will help you to contribute to better decision making by farmers, or by agencies servicing agriculture, and it will help you to understand why farmers respond to policies and economic opportunities in the ways they do. You can use this course to improve your skills and knowledge, and to assess whether this is a subject that you'd like to study further. The course includes high-quality video lectures, interviews with experts, demonstrations of how to build economic models in spreadsheets, practice quizzes, and a range of recommended readings and optional readings. Assessment is by a final exam. The key economic principles that we’ll learn about can help us understand changes that have occurred in agriculture, and support improved decision making about things like agricultural production methods, agricultural input levels, resource conservation, and the balance between agricultural production and its environmental impacts. There are literally thousands of agricultural economists around the world who work on these issues, so there is a wealth of knowledge to draw on for the course. Watch a brief video about our course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_IeYGpeqV8...
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完成时间为 3 小时

Agricultural production and prices, and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources

Week 1 provides a history of agricultural production and prices, an examination into the reasons behind changes in production and prices, and discussions of the 2007 global food crisis and agriculture’s usage of resources. ...
Reading
11 个视频(共 63 分钟), 9 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video11 个视频
Video - History of agricultural production and prices2分钟
Video - Agricultural products' supply4分钟
Video - Agricultural products' demand6分钟
Video - The 2007 food price crisis12分钟
Video - Food security4分钟
Video - Resource usage 1: Land and soils4分钟
Video - Resource usage 2: Water4分钟
Video - Resource usage 3: Nutrients4分钟
Video - Resource usage 4: Pesticides4分钟
Video - Interview - Kadambot Siddique, Institute of Agriculture, University of Western Australia8分钟
Reading9 个阅读材料
Optional Viewing - The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #110分钟
Optional Reading - Economics Basics: Supply and Demand10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 266: Supply and Demand: The Wool Crisis10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 178: Betting on Wheat Prices10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 284: The world food price crisis of 200710分钟
Optional Viewing - The Corn Controversy: Food or Fuel10分钟
Optional Reading - The Food Price Crisis of 2007/2008: Evidence and Implications10分钟
Optional Reading - Causes of the 2007-2008 global food crisis identified10分钟
Optional Reading - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz - Agricultural production and prices, and agriculture’s reliance on natural resources20分钟

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完成时间为 3 小时

Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture

Week 2 addresses the agricultural issues of water availability, peak phosphorus, herbicide resistance, and climate change....
Reading
9 个视频(共 64 分钟), 8 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Video - Pesticide bans5分钟
Video - Dryland salinity8分钟
Video - Resource exhaustibility: phosphorus supply12分钟
Video - Resource exhaustibility: water shortages5分钟
Video - Resource exhaustibility: herbicide resistance9分钟
Video - Climate change4分钟
Video - Climate policy and adaptation4分钟
Video - Interview - Michael Robertson, CSIRO8分钟
Reading8 个阅读材料
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 261: Agricultural water pollution10分钟
Optional Reading - Protecting Water Quality from Agricultural Runoff10分钟
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussion 26: Dryland salinity in Australia10分钟
Optional Reading - Phosphorus: Essential to Life – Are we running out?10分钟
Optional Reading - Can Australia overcome its Water Scarcity Problems?10分钟
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussion 57: Herbicide resistance: Does prevention pay?10分钟
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussions 230: Future climate change and wheat yields in Western Australia10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 168: Telling farmers how to adapt to climate change10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture20分钟

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The economics of agricultural inputs

Week 3 looks at the relationship between inputs and outputs, the optimal level of an input, the question of pollution from inputs, and flat payoff functions....
Reading
9 个视频(共 56 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Video - Fertiliser and Crop Yield5分钟
Video - Production functions4分钟
Video - Profit maximisation7分钟
Video - Building a spreadsheet to maximise profit11分钟
Video - Effects of price and yield changes on optimal fertiliser use4分钟
Video - Considering pollution in input decisions7分钟
Video - Flat payoff functions6分钟
Video - Interview - David Brown, Farmer, Burracoppin, Western Australia5分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Optional reading - world data on fertilizers10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussion 277: Perfection isn’t best10分钟
Optional Reading - Determining Optimum Nitrogen Application Rates for Corn10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 88: Flat-earth economics10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
The economics of agricultural inputs20分钟

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完成时间为 3 小时

The economics of land conservation

Week 4 focuses on evaluating land conservation practices, weighing benefits and costs correctly, non-economic factors, and provides an example in conservation agriculture....
Reading
9 个视频(共 84 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Video - Benefits and costs of resource conservation over time5分钟
Video - Accounting for time12分钟
Video - Discounting5分钟
Video - Building a spreadsheet for discounting benefits and costs10分钟
Video - Case study: conservation agriculture17分钟
Video - Drivers of farmers’ decision-making11分钟
Video - Interview - Mike McFarlane, farmer, Doodlakine, Western Australia9分钟
Video - Interview - Greg Shea, WA Department of Agriculture and Food6分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 33: Time is money10分钟
Recommended Reading - Pannell Discussions 268: Conservation Agriculture in Developing Countries10分钟
Optional Reading - The farm-level economics of conservation agriculture for resource-poor farmers.10分钟
Recommended Reading - Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders10分钟
Optional Reading - Pannell Discussions 203: Predicting adoption of new farming practices10分钟
Help with the calculations for Week 4 Quiz10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
The economics of land conservation20分钟
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创建者 NTDec 22nd 2017

Excellent course and presenter! I is very useful to revise important economic and environmental concepts and also to learn more agriculture. It is very useful for me.\n\nThanks Prof. David

创建者 RCDec 19th 2016

Interesting course on Agriculture and Economics, very useful to revise important economic concepts and also to learn more about agriculture. Highly recommended.

讲师

Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD

Head of School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Western Australia

Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, PhD

School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Western Australia

关于 University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities. Staff, students and graduates from the University have been recognised at state, national and international levels, and UWA continues to confirm its standing as one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. UWA's leaders and researchers work in partnership with three domestic and international networks, the Group of Eight, Matariki and the Worldwide Universities Network....

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