Course syllabus PHD_A040_N - Theory of sustainable agricultural systems (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_A040_N
Course unit title: Theory of sustainable agricultural systems
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
Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Project preparation and presentation valued by 40 points, the final exam valued by 60 points. To pass the trial marked as A, it is necessary to obtain at least 93 points , in the case of B trial at least 86 points, trial C at least 79 points, trial D at least 72 points and finally trial E at least 64 points, respectively.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student understands the theoretical fundamentals of agricultural systems development, is able to use advanced scientific methodology, is arable to solve and design of agricultural systems on the basis of indicators of sustainability.
Course contents:
Classification of farming systems, the structure and characteristics of the system, system stability and diversity, determinants, resources, processes and sustainability. Sustainability of agro-ecosystems (Conway theory, Tisdal). Integrated and organic farming systems, methodological aspects, parameters and methods, designing sustainable systems development project presentation.
Recommended or required reading:
ALTIERI, M.A.: Agroecology - The Science of Sustainable Agriculture. 2nd
and World Bank Rome and Washington D.C.: Malcolm Hall, 2001, 409s. ISBN
DALTON, G.E.: Managing Agricultural Systems, Appl. Science publishers
DIXON, J. - GULLIVER,A. - GIBBON, D.: Farming Systems and Poverty. FAO
ed.London: Westviev Press. 1995. 433 s.
GLIESMAN, S.R.: Agroecosystem sustainability. Boca Raton: CRC Pres LLC,
SPEDDING, C.R.: An Introduction to Agric. Systems, Elsevier
VEREIJKEN, P. a kol.:Desingning Prototypes, Wageningen , Netherlandes, 1994
2001, 210s. ISBN 0-8493-0894-1
92- 5-104627-1

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 3

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 8. 1. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, CSc. and programme supervisor

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

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