2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
HSN105 or MAB251 or MAE101
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour weekly class and 1 x 2 hour seminar every second week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 scheduled online seminars
This unit introduces students to analytical foundations to study various issues related to the governance of food and agribusiness industries. Issues such as the function of coordination and contracting from the value chain perspective will be covered. Students will also be provided with a solid understanding of the rationale for public policies and necessary analytical skills to evaluate their socio-economic and environmental impacts, as well as understanding of the dynamics in agricultural and food international trade. Discussions in this Unit will also cover current topics such as global food security, food safety and traceability with a focus on how improved governance in the industry can help tackle those issues
Demonstrate an understanding of the changing structure of food and agribusiness industries, and think critically in practice how this impacts the operation of farms and agribusiness firms
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Identify and evaluate the rationale for and impacts of public policies in food and agribusiness industries
GLO4: Critical thinking
Assess a range of socio-economic, sustainability and resource availability factors, and contrast their impact on global agricultural and food trade and the part they play in global value chains through the use of relevant information
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO8: Global citizenship
Collaborate in teamwork to collectively and critically review issues related to the governance of food and agricultural sectors
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Grading and weighting(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: Submit all assessments
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAB242 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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