Land Use Systems and the Environment


NRM N5110 Land Use Systems and the Environment
Exam Code 5110
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Winter
Module Coordination Prof. Sabine Schlüter
Lecturers Prof. Sabine Schlüter, Dr. Claudia Raedig
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites None
Intended Learning Outcome
Content

Land-use systems and there adaptation within a human-ecological environmentLand-use systems, farming systems, production systems

Interaction (Dependencies, impacts) of major land-use system of agriculture and husbandry with natural resources, with other economic sectors, and with supportive supply and social infrastructure.

Agricultural production systems and their systematic

  • grain crops
  • horticulture systems
  • husbandry systems
  • mixed systems
  • irrigated agricultural systems
  • Good Agricultural Practices and the concept of conservative agriculture
  • conventional versus biological production system

Forestry systems

Agroforestry systems

Teaching Method Lectures, Excursions, Group work / Students‘ Presentations, Self-study
Assesment Method Oral Examination 100%
Recommended Reading

Doppler, W. Rural and farming systems analysis environmental perspectives, Markgraf 2000.Doppler, W. and J. Calatrava (Eds.). Technical and social systems approaches for sustainable rural development. Weikersheim: Markgraf 2000, esp. pp. 3-21: W. Doppler. Farming and rural systems – State of the art in research and development, http://ifsa.boku.ac.at/cms/fileadmin/Books/2000_Doppler_FSR.pdf

Ruthenberg, Hans: Farming Systems in the Tropics, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1971.

Further up-to-date course related materials will be provided prior to lectures

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