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Agriculture, Economics and Nature

Learn Agriculture Online Whether you’re just starting out or already have some experience, our Agriculture course is designed to fit your needs. Curated from top educational institutions and industry leaders, our Agriculture course aims to provide quality training for everyone—from individual learners seeking personal growth to corporate teams looking to upskill. For those pursuing professional […]

Instructor Samuel Omowaiye
Updated January 4, 2024

About Course

Learn Agriculture Online

Whether you’re just starting out or already have some experience, our Agriculture course is designed to fit your needs. Curated from top educational institutions and industry leaders, our Agriculture course aims to provide quality training for everyone—from individual learners seeking personal growth to corporate teams looking to upskill. For those pursuing professional advancement, skill acquisition, or even a new career path, our Agriculture course is a valuable resource. Take the next step in your professional journey and enroll in our Agriculture course today.

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There are 7 modules in this course

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 quizzes and a final exam.

The key economic principles that you will learn about will help you understand the 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.

 

Module 1. Agricultural Production, 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 2023 global food crisis and agriculture’s usage of resources.

What’s included: 11 videos, 9 readings, 1 quiz

Module 2. Resources and Environmental Challenges Facing Agriculture

Week 2 addresses the agricultural issues of water availability, peak phosphorus, herbicide resistance, and climate change.

What’s included:  9 videos, 8 readings, 1 quiz

Module 3. 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.

What’s included: 9 videos, 4 readings, 1 quiz

Module 4. 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.

What’s included:  9 videos, 6 readings, 1 quiz

Module 5.  The Economics of Agric-Environmental Projects

Week 5 discusses the importance of extending economics beyond the farm gate, characteristics of agri-environmental projects, Benefit: Cost Analysis, and provides an example with Gippsland Lakes.

What’s included

8 videos, 7 readings, 1 quiz

Module 6. Government policy in Agriculture

Week 6 ties up the course through discussion of government policies that support agriculture, policies that protect the rural environment, policies with problems, and justifications for agricultural policy.

What’s included

8 videos, 8 readings, 1 quiz

 

Certificate
All GMN courses are easy to enrol, study, and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become a GMN Academy Graduate, you need to achieve 75% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma which is a great way to share your achievement with the world.

Your GMN Academy Diploma is/can:
Ideal for sharing with potential employers.
Be included in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill & achieve high results.
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning.

GMN Academy offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:
Digital Certificate: a downloadable Certificate in PDF format immediately available to you when you complete your purchase.

Certificate: a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you at a shipping cost.

Framed Certificate: a physical version of your officially branded and security marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you at a shipping cost.

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