Course syllabus PHD_A045_N - Agrienvironmental indicators of sustainability (FAaFR - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: PHD_A045_N
Course unit title: Agrienvironmental indicators of sustainability
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 10
Semester: General Plant Production - doctoral (elective), 1. year
General Plant Production - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Elaboration and defence presentation of the project (40 points), and end-of-term oral examination (60 points). Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student understands the principles and concept of agri-environmental indicators and he is able to identify and evaluate the environmental aspect of sustainable agriculture.
Course contents:
Analytical framework of agri-environmental indicators (AEI) - DPSIR model (indicators in domain of Driving forces - Pressures and benefits - State/Impact - Responses)- indicators and parameters. Development of agri-environmental indicators for monitoring the integration of environmental concerns into the common agricultural policy - IRENA Indicator Framework (Indicator Reporting on the integration of Environmental concerns into Agricultural policy). The set of a consolidated agri-environmental indicator. Analysis of four categories of AEI: farm management practices, agricultural production systems, pressures and risks to the environment, state of natural resources. Agri-environmental indicators to assess cropping and farming systems in frame of sustainable agriculture.
Recommended or required reading:
Recommended:
Bockstaller, CH – Guichard, L. – Makowski, D. – Aveline, A. – Girardin, P. – Plantureux, S. Agri-environmental indicators to assess cropping and farming systems. A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 28, 1, 2008, p. 139–149.
Eurostat. Agri-environmental indicators: recommendations for priority data collection and data combination. 2011, 170 p. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-22062-3
Macák, M. Agroenvironmentálne indikátory hodnotenia udržateľnosti poľnohospodárstva. 1 vyd. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2006. 118 s. ISBN 80-8069-651-9 (brož.).
Wascher, D. M. Agri Environmental Indicators for Sustainable Agriculture in the Europe. Tilburg : European Centra for Nature Conservation, 240p, ISBN 90 767672 02 3

Language of instruction: Slovak
Notes:
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 1

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Milan Macák, Dr. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 8. 1. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Milan Macák, Dr. and programme supervisor


Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 01/08/2019.

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