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Agroekologi: Att arbeta med komplexitet i lantbruksystem

Syftet med kursen är att ge dig som är intresserad av global utveckling en introduktion till analyser av komplexa lantbrukssystem.

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Welcome to the online Agroecology course 2023!

This online course is based on a real farm case of the Global North. You will learn about and practice methods for describing and analysing a case and its goals, and will train in analysing and suggesting improvements.

This is a 7.5 credits course running on 100% speed. As the course has very strict delivery deadlines it will require your full-time engagement. If you are planning to take this course together with other courses, vacations or work, we advise you not to take the course! All communication will be conducted through the web platform in Canvas.

In this course, you will learn an approach to work systemically with complex situations in farming systems. You will not only learn how to systemically analyse a case study, but also practice methods for describing and analysing the case and its goals, aswell as train in analysing and suggesting improvements. Using the case, you will have the opportunity to explore the complexity of farming systems using concepts such as systems, multi-functionality and ecosystem services.

The course will include group assignments as well as individual work. Key readings will be given in all modules to helpsupport the learning activities with theoretical information. All readings will be available in Canvas before the course start.

This course is based on the long-term collaboration of Nordic universities (SLU, NMBU, KU and HU) in the framework of Agroasis (Nordic Agroecology Network).

Course literature

All literature will be available in Canvas by course start

Key readings:

  1. Armson, R. 201 Growing Wings on the Way: Systems Thinking for Messy Situations. Triarchy Press Limited, 2011. Chapters 3, 4 and pages 149-153.
  2. Gliessman, S. R. 2015. Agroecology. The ecology of food systems. Third edition. CRC Press. 371 pp. Chapters 1, 2, 24, 25, 26.
  3. Holland, J. 2007. Tools for institutional, political, and social analysis of policy reform: a sourcebook for development practitioners.
  4. Geir Lieblein, Edvin Østergaard & Charles Francis. 200 Becoming an Agroecologist through Action Education. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2:3, 147-153, https://doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2009684574
  5. Wells, S. 2006. Force Field Analysis. Mini-Tutorial Quality Management. 4 p.
  6. Wilson, J. 1992. Changing Agriculture. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, pp.80 (pages in the course: 7-15, 24-26, 36-38 and 40-54).

Additional readings:

  1. Berry, W. 1990. The Pleasure of Eating. In: Robert Clark (Ed) Our Sustainable Table, North Point Press, 1990.
  2. Kloppenburg et al., (1996). Coming in to the Foodshed. Agriculture and Human Values. 13, 33-4
  3. IPES-Food. 2016. From uniformity to diversity: a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems. International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food systems. www.ipes-food.org


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Andra kursvärderingar för LB0121

Läsåret 2023/2024

Agroekologi: Att arbeta med komplexitet i lantbruksystem (LB0121-30312)

2024-01-15 - 2024-03-19

Läsåret 2021/2022

Agroekologi: Att arbeta med komplexitet i lantbruksystem (LB0121-30219)

2022-01-17 - 2022-02-17

Kursplan och övrig information


Kursen ges som en fristående kurs: Ja Kursen ges som en programkurs: Agronomprogrammet - livsmedel Kursavgift: Studieavgift, endast för medborgare utanför EU, EES, och Schweiz: 19030 SEK Nivå: Avancerad nivå (A1N)
Ämne: Lantbruksvetenskap Lantbruksvetenskap
Kurskod: LB0121 Anmälningskod: SLU-30110 Plats: Uppsala Distanskurs: Ja Undervisningsspråk: Engelska Ansvarig institution: Institutionen för stad och land Studietakt: 100%