AGSY430 International Agricultural Systems

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Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory Intensive school to be held internationally. Dates to be advised.
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 132cp and candidature in BAgr or BRurSc and permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

This unit involves a mandatory international travel component for a duration of 14 days, including up to three-days travel. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses as well as any other expenses that they may incur. Enrolment closes on Friday of the second week of Trimester 2 to allow bookings and visas to be arranged.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Chris Guppy (
Unit Description

This unit can contrast markedly from Australian agricultural systems in diverse ways. This unit involves investigation of the soil-plant-animal nexus and productivity of international agricultural systems through direct observation and interaction with producers and agricutlural researchers and extension officers in country.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. compare and contrast Australian and International agricultural systems;
  2. describe the major limiting factors for increased productivity and profitability in an international agricultural system; and
  3. describe strategies present to modify an international agricultural system based on scientific sociological principles to improve productivity and profitability.