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Vorlesungsverzeichnis    
 
Die Überschrift Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften aufklappen  Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften    
 
Die Überschrift Masterstudiengang Sustainable International Agriculture aufklappen  Masterstudiengang Sustainable International Agriculture    
 
Die Überschrift International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics aufklappen  International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics    
 
Die Überschrift Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule) aufklappen  Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule)    
The following three compulsory modules must be taken!
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0086 Weltagrarmärkte, World agriculture markets and trade aufklappen  M.Agr.0086 Weltagrarmärkte, World agriculture markets and trade    
   
SoSe 2021    740406     Vorlesung mit Übung    6 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Landwirtschaftliche Marktlehre Teilnehmer/-in:   90     Dozent:   Brümmer

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Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 12:00 bis
14:00
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12.07.2021
 
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19:00
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19.07.2021
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19:00
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19.07.2021
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19:00
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20.07.2021
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19:00
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Mittwoch 08:00 bis
19:00
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21.07.2021
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Mittwoch 08:00 bis
19:00
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21.07.2021
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Montag 08:00 bis
19:00
mdl.Prf. 18.10.2021 bis
18.10.2021
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Montag 08:00 bis
19:00
mdl.Prf. 18.10.2021 bis
18.10.2021
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Dienstag 08:00 bis
19:00
mdl.Prf. 19.10.2021 bis
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Dienstag 08:00 bis
19:00
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Mittwoch 08:00 bis
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Mittwoch 08:00 bis
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Kommentar:

Lernziele/Kompetenzen:
Die Studierenden kennen die wichtigsten Modelle zur Erklärung internationalen
Handels von Agrarprodukten. Sie sind in der Lage, populistische Argumente gegen den
Freihandel als solche zu entlarven. Sie können beurteilen, ob es Gründe dafür gibt,
bei Agrarprodukten vom Postulat des Freihandels abzuweichen, z.B. um die positiven
externen Effekte der Landwirtschaft zu honorieren, die Versorgung mit Nahrungsmitteln
sicherzustellen, Öko- und Sozialdumping abzuwehren oder verzerrte Weltmarktpreise
für Agrarprodukte zu korrigieren.

Lehrveranstaltung: Weltagrarmärkte (Übung, Vorlesung)
Inhalte:
Das Modul befasst sich mit der Situation an den Weltagrarmärkten und den Eingriffen
der Agrar- und Handelspolitik in diese Märkte, basierend auf einer Einführung in die
Theorie des internationalen Handels



Leistungsnachweis:

Prüfung: Mündlich (ca. 30 Minuten)
Prüfungsanforderungen:
Handelstheoretische Grundlagen: Ricardo, Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek, Viner; Empirische
Tests von Handelstheorien; unvollkommener Wettbewerb auf internationalen
Märkten; Grundlagen von Gravitätsgleichungen; Institutionen und Organisationen auf
Weltagrarmärkten; Agrarhandelsliberalisierung auf multilateraler (WTO) und bilateraler
Ebene; spezielle Politikmaßnahmen im internationalen Agrarhandel



Organisatorisches:

Es finden parallel zwei Übungen statt (dt/engl).


 
Die Überschrift M.WIWI-QMW.0004: Econometrics I aufklappen  M.WIWI-QMW.0004: Econometrics I    
   
SoSe 2021    800040     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Abteilung Ökonometrie Teilnehmer/-in:   150     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Herwartz ,   Empting

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Klausur 19.07.2021 bis
19.07.2021
  Hochhaus / 0.120
Montag 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 04.10.2021 bis
04.10.2021
  ZHG / ZHG010



Bemerkung :
diese Vorlesung wird ausschliesslich in englischer Sprache geführt.


Zielgruppe:
1. Semester VWL Master Vertiefung
BWL + VWL, D ab 4. + Ma ab 1. Sem.


SoSe 2021    800056     Tutorium    2 SWS    Abteilung Ökonometrie Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Herwartz ,   Empting ,   Duarte Lisboa Paschoaleto ,   Heinzerling ,   Oldenburger

Termine

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Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
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12.07.2021
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Montag 10:30 bis
12:00
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12.07.2021
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10:00
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13.07.2021
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10:00
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13.07.2021
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Dienstag 12:00 bis
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13.07.2021
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Dienstag 12:15 bis
13:45
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13.07.2021
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20:00
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14.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 7.124
Mittwoch 18:15 bis
19:45
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14.07.2021
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Freitag 14:00 bis
16:00
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16.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 7.124
Freitag 14:30 bis
16:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
  Hochhaus / 0.138




Bemerkung :

Es werden 2 Alternativtermine angeboten. Die genauen Zeiten werden in der ersten Semesterwoche bekannt gegeben.



Zielgruppe:
1. Sem. VWL Master Vertiefung
BWL + VWL, D ab 4. und Ma ab 1. Sem.


Ökonometrie I/ Econometrics I (Practical)
SoSe 2021    800057     Übung    2 SWS    Abteilung Ökonometrie Teilnehmer/-in:   150     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Herwartz ,   Empting

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
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13.07.2021
 



 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift M.WIWI-QMW.0004 Econometrics I aufklappen  M.WIWI-QMW.0004 Econometrics I    
   
SoSe 2021    800040     Vorlesung    2 SWS    Abteilung Ökonometrie Teilnehmer/-in:   150     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Herwartz ,   Empting

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:00 bis
16:00
Klausur 19.07.2021 bis
19.07.2021
  Hochhaus / 0.120
Montag 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 04.10.2021 bis
04.10.2021
  ZHG / ZHG010



Bemerkung :
diese Vorlesung wird ausschliesslich in englischer Sprache geführt.


Zielgruppe:
1. Semester VWL Master Vertiefung
BWL + VWL, D ab 4. + Ma ab 1. Sem.


SoSe 2021    800056     Tutorium    2 SWS    Abteilung Ökonometrie Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Herwartz ,   Empting ,   Duarte Lisboa Paschoaleto ,   Heinzerling ,   Oldenburger

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 6.111
Montag 10:30 bis
12:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  Hochhaus / 0.138
Dienstag 08:00 bis
10:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 7.124
Dienstag 08:30 bis
10:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Hochhaus / 0.138
Dienstag 12:00 bis
14:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 7.124
Dienstag 12:15 bis
13:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Verfügungs / VG 1.103
Mittwoch 18:00 bis
20:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 7.124
Mittwoch 18:15 bis
19:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  ZHG / ZHG001
Freitag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / WiSoRZ MZG 7.124
Freitag 14:30 bis
16:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
  Hochhaus / 0.138




Bemerkung :

Es werden 2 Alternativtermine angeboten. Die genauen Zeiten werden in der ersten Semesterwoche bekannt gegeben.



Zielgruppe:
1. Sem. VWL Master Vertiefung
BWL + VWL, D ab 4. und Ma ab 1. Sem.


SoSe 2021    800057     Übung    2 SWS    Abteilung Ökonometrie Teilnehmer/-in:   150     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Herwartz ,   Empting

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 



 
Die Überschrift Mandatory modules (Wahlpflichtmodule) aufklappen  Mandatory modules (Wahlpflichtmodule)    
Six mandatory modules must be chosen (among these, at least one methodological module).
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0148 Policy analysis of international agri-environmental schemes aufklappen  M.Agr.0148 Policy analysis of international agri-environmental schemes    
   
SoSe 2021    740735     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Juhrbandt ,   Wollni

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 12:15 bis
13:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
keine Angabe 09:00 bis
17:00
Block  




Kommentar:

Contents:
This module is aimed at analyzing public policies in agri-environmental schemes. The
module will
• Outline the role of agriculture for positive and negative environmental
externalities, e.g. biodiversity loss, climate change, multi-functionality of
agriculture
• Introduce into governance and policy processes of agri-environmental schemes
• Give an overview of policy instruments, such as economic incentives and
environmental standards and regulation
• Present criteria and methodologies to conduct policy analysis
Students will subsequently conduct a small policy analysis of their own interest in
the field of agri-environmental policy and incentive instruments (national, EU-level
or international level), e.g. EU-CAP, PES schemes, carbon markets in agriculture,
sustainability standards, environmental financing, or land-use planning.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students gain essential knowledge on the analysis of policy instruments in agrienvironmental
systems and are capable to apply selected methods and criteria for policy
analysis.

Examination requirements:
Students write a seminar paper on the analysis of specific agri-environmental policy
measures applying selected evaluation criteria and methods. Subsequently, they
present and discuss their findings in class



Bemerkung :




Voraussetzungen:

Recommended previous knowledge:
M.Agr.0079 Environmental Economics and Policy



Leistungsnachweis:

resentation (approx. 25 min; 30%) and Homework (max. 20 pages;
70%)



Organisatorisches:

Nicht im SoSe 21. Wieder im SoSe 22!


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E12M: Quantitative Research Methods in Rural Development Economics aufklappen  M.SIA.E12M: Quantitative Research Methods in Rural Development Economics    
   
SoSe 2021    740429     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung Teilnehmer/-in:   50     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Qaim ,   Debela

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
      ZHG / ZHG104
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  ZHG / ZHG104
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
     

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch   Andere Prf. form 28.07.2021 bis
28.07.2021
 
Montag   Andere Prf. form 04.10.2021 bis
04.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
This module teaches the design of quantitative research in rural development
economics, starting from formulating research questions and developing a research
proposal to undertaking analysis. It trains methodological skills for the analysis of
micro data in rural development economics. In particular, farm and household level
data are used. Apart from statistical and econometric techniques, approaches of
primary data collection are covered (questionnaire development, sampling design,
and implementation of household surveys). Aspects of using secondary data are also
covered. The statistical and econometric methods are used for concrete examples in the
computer lab.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students are familiar with empirical, quantitative methods in rural development
economics. They understand the basic elements of research-study design, data
collection, and data analysis. Thus, they are able to initiate, develop, and implement
their own research projects.



Voraussetzungen:

Contents of the lecture: Socioeconomics of Rural
Development and Food Security



Leistungsnachweis:

Written exam (90 Minutes) (85%) and interim homework assignment (max. 15 pages) (15%)

Prüfungsanforderungen:
Types of research designs; use and interpretation of descriptive statistics and standard
econometric methods; hypothesis testing; data management; sampling design.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E14: Evaluation of rural development projects and policies aufklappen  M.SIA.E14: Evaluation of rural development projects and policies    
   
SoSe 2021    740427     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung Teilnehmer/-in:   45     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Qaim ,   Parlasca

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 08:15 bis
09:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:15 bis
09:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 13.08.2021 bis
13.08.2021
     
Montag   Abgabe Essay 27.09.2021 bis
27.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Course: Evaluation of rural development projects and policies (Lecture)
Contents:
This module teaches and trains the standard methods for the evaluation of rural
development projects and policies. In particular, this includes impact assessment as
well as cost-benefit analysis. These methods are used for concrete project and policy
examples.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students know the major methods for the evaluation of rural development projects and
policies. They apply these methods for concrete project examples and thus are able to
design and carry out evaluations independently.



Voraussetzungen:

Knowledge of the content of the module
"Socioeconomics of Rural Development and Food
Security" and "Econometrics I" is required.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 70%) and homework assignments (30%)
Examination requirements:
Cost-benefit analysis; impact evaluation


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E18 Organization of Food Supply Chains aufklappen  M.SIA.E18 Organization of Food Supply Chains    
   
SoSe 2021    740658     Seminar    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Leitung Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung Abteilung Betriebswirtschaftslehre des Agribusiness Teilnehmer/-in:   21     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Theuvsen ,   Schaper ,   Adetoyinbo ,   Robinson

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Freitag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

Aims/ Competencies:

Students are introduced into various issues of the organizational design of food supply chains and agribusiness firms. Students learn to write a seminar paper and they are also able to independently acquire additional knowledge by advanced literature search. The preparation and presentation of selected topics as well as the contribution to oral discussions during seminary sessions will be examined. The comprehensive overview of organizational theories and methods enables the students to identify and classify complex problems and develop solutions.


Content:

The module introduces into basic concepts of organizational design in food supply chains and the agribusiness sector. The students write a paper based on the combination of a selected organizational theory and a practical example. The students present their papers and discuss the various organizational issues with high importance for the food and agribusiness sector. Key aspects of the lecture are:

- Stakeholder management for farms and agribusiness firms

- Efficient organizational design of food supply chains: Contracts, open markets, vertical integration

- Competitive strategy and the design of food supply chains

- Certification schemes from an organizational perspective

- Cooperatives and the organization of food supply chains

- Transparency of food supply chains

The seminar makes use of various organizational theories and provides students with insights into the practical implications of these theories.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge food supply chains and
agribusiness management



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination:

Homework (max. 15 pages, 65%) and 2 presentations (about 45 min,
20% and about 15 min, 15%)

Examination prerequisites:
Organization of food supply chains
Examination requirements:
Ability to write a paper based on the combination of a selected organizational theory and
a practical example, to present the paper, serve as a discussant of the paper of another
group and discuss the various organizational issues with high importance for the food
and agribusiness sector.
1. Presentation: ca. 45 minutes presenting the contents of the own homework;
2. Presentation: ca. 15 minutes discussing the homework of another group of
participants.



Organisatorisches:

Students are not allowed to take the module M.Agr.0053 if they have passed M.SIA.E18.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E21: Rural sociology aufklappen  M.SIA.E21: Rural sociology    
   
SoSe 2021    740498     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Soziologie Ländlicher Räume Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Neu

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 01.09.2021 bis
01.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
As an introduction to environmental and rural sociology, this course is designed to give
an overview of the sociological concepts on "nature-society relations", "social structural
developments and social problems in rural areas", "social networks and social capital
in communities", "social dilemmas and sustainability", "social movements and the
environment", and "environmental justice".
Lectures outline each of these issues and position them within the context of sociology.
We will use seminars to debate key questions raised during lectures and to discuss
selected issues based on academic publications.

Learning outcome, core skills:
One of the primary objectives of this course is to introduce students to the principles of
sociology in general and key concepts of environmental and rural sociology in particular.
In addition, we want to provide the analytical tools for understanding the processes
inherent to these concepts. Beyond that, the course aims at enhancing students" ability
to identify different research perspectives and to critically discuss and analyze research
strategies and methods.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Term Paper (max. 20 pages)



Organisatorisches:



 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E24: Topics in Rural Development Economics I aufklappen  M.SIA.E24: Topics in Rural Development Economics I    
   
SoSe 2021    740495     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung Abteilung Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik Teilnehmer/-in:   60     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Wollni ,   Qaim

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 09.08.2021 bis
09.08.2021
     



Kommentar:

opics in Rural Development Economics I (Lecture)
Contents:
This course will provide Master Students with an overview of relevant topics in rural
development economics, which will also enable them to develop own research questions
and study approaches in this field. The module is structured as a reading course,
building on selected articles from relevant international journals. Students are required
to read announced articles before the classroom sessions, in order to enable a critical
debate in class. The articles selected for the course are clustered around key topics
relevant to rural development economics, such as listed below.
Tentative Topics
1. The food system transformation and smallholder farmers
2. Rural livelihood strategies and income diversification
3. Adoption and impact of modern agricultural technology
4. Economics of nutrition and health
5. Gender and intra-household resource allocation
PhD students will present one assigned article in class and prepare the related
discussion. Furthermore, one session of the course will be dedicated to train students
in writing scientific reviews of research manuscripts. As a homework assignment, PhD
students will also have to write a review of a particular paper given to them.
Master students will have to write a summary of a selected journal article. Furthermore,
the course should enable them to develop own research questions and study
approaches in the field of rural development economics.

Learning outcome, core skills:
The objective of this course is to acquaint Master students with the reading and
understanding of scientific journal articles on relevant topics of rural development
economics. Student should learn how to develop a scientific research question, choose
appropriate research methods and strucutre a scientific article.



Bemerkung :

 

This course will provide MSc and PhD students with an overview and deeper understanding of key topics in rural development economics. The module is structured as a reading course, building on selected articles from relevant international journals. Journal articles will be critically discussed, including contents, methodological approaches, and presentation style. Students are required to read announced articles before the classroom sessions, in order to enable a critical debate in class. The articles selected for the course are clustered around key topics relevant to rural development economics, such as listed below.
1. The food system transformation and smallholder farmers
2. Rural livelihood strategies and income diversification
3. Adoption and impact of modern agricultural technology
4. Sustainable land management

PhD students will present one assigned article in class and prepare the related discussion. Furthermore, one session of the course will be dedicated to train students in writing scientific reviews of research manuscripts. As a homework assignment, PhD students will also have to write a review of a particular paper given to them.

Master students will have to write a summary of a selected journal article. Furthermore, the course should enable them to develop own research questions and study approaches in the field of rural development economics.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Presentation (ca. 10 minutes, 50%) and homework (max. 4 pages,
50%)
Examination requirements:
Constructive participation in the discussion during the lectures, which requires the
reading of the articles indicated. In both the written and the oral assignments, students
are supposed to demonstrate that they are able to identify the most relevant aspects of
the articles and to critically evaluate the research questions, the methods and the results
of the studies .


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E31: Strategic management aufklappen  M.SIA.E31: Strategic management    
   
SoSe 2021    740660     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Herzig

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag   Abgabe Referat 10.08.2021 bis
10.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Lernziele/Kompetenzen:

The aims of the module are:

-To deepen the students" understanding of the unique aspects of food and agricultural production, rocessing,           distribution, wholesaling and markets and their relationship with strategy;
-To familiarise students with the development of strategies within a changing environment, to meet stakeholders" interests;
-To provide students with the knowledge and confidence to make strategic business decisions;
-To raise critical awareness of strategic decision-making in agrifood organisations.

Inhalte:

-Concepts and frameworks used in strategic management;

-The importance of values and purpose in defining an organisation"s strategic goals;

-The analysis of the complex environment of agrifood organisations and how it shapes the strategic behaviour of members of the value chain and an organisation"s competitive environment;

-A critical review of strategic frameworks (e.g. Porter"s five forces, life cycle analysis);

-The analysis of the internal environment (value creating activities, capabilities and resources);

-An introduction to organisational and business strategies;

-The management of stakeholder relations;

-The relationship between organisation and strategy;

-The management of strategic change and the role of strategic leadership

Examination requirements:
Students should demonstrate a sound understanding of the strategic management
concepts and frameworks. Further requirements include: development of a research
design to contribute to the development of a scenario analysis; collection and analysis of
data in groups.



Bemerkung :

Lectures and short lectures combined with facilitated group discussion; seminars include research based learning elements such as case studies and research activities involving students (e.g. scenario analysis)



Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (ca. 15-20 minutes) with hand-out (max. 2 pages) (30%)
and written report (max. 30 pages, 70%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E37 Agricultural policy analysis aufklappen  M.SIA.E37 Agricultural policy analysis    
   
SoSe 2021    740695     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Agrarpolitik Teilnehmer/-in:   40     Dozent:   von Cramon-Taubadel

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 08:30 bis
10:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 18:15 bis
19:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

Contents:
1. Introduction into Economic Policy and Economic Theory
Definition of agricultural policy, Analytical framework of economic analysis, Objectives,
measures, institutions, The coordination process, a model for the economic process
2. Market Failure
Public Goods & externalities, Market power & monopolistic behavior, State intervention
due to Instability of markets, State intervention & government failure, principal-agent
theory
3. The European Union - A short introduction
History of the EU, the importance of the agricultural sector in the EU, institutions and
political structure of the EU, decision-process in the EU,
4. The EU"s common agricultural policy: Description and Analysis
The history and analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU
5. Introduction into Environmental policy
Objectives, measures and analysis and interaction with agricultural policy
Literatur:
B. Hill (2013): Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy, Earthscan
A. Cunha & A. Swinbank (2011): An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process, Oxford
University Press
A. Oskam, G. Meester & H. Silvis (2011): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas,
Wageningen, University Press
Swinnen, Johan F.M. (2008): The Perfect Storm - the political Economicy oft he Fischler
Reforms oft he Common Agricultural Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies,
Brussels
Krugman, P.R., M. Obstfeld & M.J. Melitz (2011), International Economics (9.Ed.),
Pearson
B. Hill (2013): Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy, Earthscan

A. Cunha & A. Swinbank (2011): An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process, Oxford
University Press
A. Oskam, G. Meester & H. Silvis (2011): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas,
Wageningen, University Press
Selected readings and lecture notes / slides provided by the lecturer on StudIP

Learning outcome, core skills:
• Students get an overview on EU institutions and the history of the EU"s common
agricultural policy (CAP)
• Students learn different theories and methods for the analysis of agricultural
policies
• Students learn how to analyse different policy measures and instruments and
evaluate them



Leistungsnachweis:

Written examination (90 minutes)

Examination requirements:
• Fundamental knowledge of EU institutions and the EU"s common agricultural
Policy (CAP)
• Knowledge of different theories and methods to analyze agricultural policies
• Analysis of different measures and instruments of the EU"s common agricultural
policy (CAP)



Organisatorisches:

Die Veranstaltung findet im Wechsel mit Market Integration and Price Transmission statt.



Literatur:

B. Hill (2013): Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy, Earthscan
A. Cunha & A. Swinbank (2011): An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process, Oxford
University Press
A. Oskam, G. Meester & H. Silvis (2011): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas,
Wageningen, University Press
Swinnen, Johan F.M. (2008): The Perfect Storm - the political Economicy oft he Fischler
Reforms oft he Common Agricultural Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies,
Brussels
Krugman, P.R., M. Obstfeld & M.J. Melitz (2011), International Economics (9.Ed.),
Pearson


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E40 Agriculture, Environment and Development aufklappen  M.SIA.E40 Agriculture, Environment and Development    
   
SoSe 2021    740768     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik Teilnehmer/-in:   40     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Juhrbandt ,   Wollni

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 12:15 bis
13:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:15 bis
13:45
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  Verfügungs / VG 2.101
Donnerstag 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 14.10.2021 bis
14.10.2021
  ZHG / ZHG001



Kommentar:

Contents:
The module consists of a combination of lectures and tutorials during the first semester
term. Theoretical concepts from lectures will be deepened and complemented by
examples from scientific research and practical applications. During the second
semester term students present an analysis of a scientific case study from selected
topics in the seminar. This enables students to deepen the contents learned in an
independent and targeted manner and to apply concepts in the evaluation of a case
study.
Contents:
• Basic concepts (market failure, natural resources, natural capital)
• Efficiency and sustainability: Concepts, criteria and application
• Economics of common pool resources in developing countries
• Economics of land use in developing countries
• Economics of water use in developing countries
• Poverty, development and environment
• Agriculture and climate change
• Global initiatives and international agreements on sustainable development and
climate protection

Learning outcome, core skills:
This module treats the economic and political causes of environmental problems in the
context of agriculture and development. Global challenges such as climate change,
sustainable development and poverty are in the focus. Selected basic concepts of
environmental and resource economics are addressed, followed by a deepened analysis
of important aspects such as management of common pool resources, pollution control
and climate protection in international agri-environmental contexts.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (60 minutes, 70%) and presentation (approx. 20
minutes, 30%)

Examination prerequisites:
Regular attendance in seminar
Examination requirements:
Knowledge of selected basic concepts of environmental and resource economics.
Understanding of important concepts such as economic efficiency and sustainability.
Knowledge of important relationships between agriculture, resource use, sustainability
and climate change in development contexts. Discussion of current courses of action.


 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.XXX Controversies around food aufklappen  M.Agr.XXX Controversies around food    
   
SoSe 2021    740889     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Ernährung und Landwirtschaft Teilnehmer/-in:   45     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Colen ,   Akinwehinmi

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag   Präsentation 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:

This module consists of a series of introductory lectures, followed by a number of "class debates" around a specific topic related to food and agriculture.

 The course will start by a series of introductory lectures in which the active players, and power in the food system are presented conceptually, both in high- and low-income countries. Students are introduced to a political economy approach on food and agricultural policies. At least two invited speakers (from an NGO and private food actor) will give a talk, and students will possibly attend a large public event in which the future of food is discussed among different stakeholders, NGOs and policy makers (e.g. Future of Food Europe, or an event linked to the UN Food System Summit, to be confirmed).

The second part of the course will take a "flipped classroom" approach and will take the form of an active debate related to a controversial food issue. Possible topics include: genetically modified organisms, organic food, the role of "big food", policy nudges and freedom of food choice, local vs. global food, land sharing vs. land sparing, food identity and food culture …. For each class/topic, two (groups of) students will be assigned. One student will present the arguments "pro" and another student will present the arguments "against". The different arguments and the evidence they are based on, will be shared 72h before the class, and should be read by each student. Arguments from both sides will be presented in class and followed by a discussion among all students. The lecturer will present the latest evidence on the topic. Both (groups of) students will write a short paper (style "blog post") summarizing the arguments pro and con, supported by scientific evidence.

Learning outcome, core skills:

Students understand the landscape of actors in the food system and the role they play in the political economy framework that shapes agricultural and food policy. Students learn to critically reflect, and to build and present balanced and evidence-based arguments in a number of contemporary political and public debates around the production and consumption of food and its relation with health and the environment. The class aims to contribute to students" critical reflection, and to enhance their debating and communication skills in the field of agriculture and food, a domain in which they will likely build their professional careers.



Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation and active participation (70%) and short paper ("blog post" of about 1,000 words communicating the main points and arguments of the debate (30%)

Prüfungsanforderungen:

Students are able to reflect critically on public debates around food and agriculture, are able to understand and analyse arguments and different points of view, and to communicate effectively in oral and written way.


 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift M.WIWI-VWL0008: Development Economics 1 aufklappen  M.WIWI-VWL0008: Development Economics 1    
 
Die Überschrift M.WIWI-VWL0008: Development Economics 1: Macro Issues in Economic Development aufklappen  M.WIWI-VWL0008: Development Economics 1: Macro Issues in Economic Development    
 
Die Überschrift Elective modules (Wahlmodule) aufklappen  Elective modules (Wahlmodule)    
Six elective modules are to be chosen. You can also chose elective modules from the list of so far not attended mandatory modules.
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0118: Applied Microeconometrics aufklappen  M.Agr.0118: Applied Microeconometrics    
   
SoSe 2021    740655     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Leitung Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Yu

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 09:00 bis
12:30
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
  MZG/Blauer / 11.111

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 09:00 bis
11:30
Online-Klausur 16.07.2021 bis
16.07.2021
     



Kommentar:

Lernziele/Kompetenzen:
Learn the basic logics behind each econometric model, understand the tests for model
specification, and appropriately explain the model outputs in connection to economic
theories.

Lehrveranstaltung: Applied Microeconometrics" (Vorlesung, Praktikum, Seminar)
Inhalte:
This course mainly teaches how to correctly apply basic econometric models to
studying specific research questions for master level students in agricultural economics,
agribusiness, and related programs at the University of Goettingen. The main software
package used in this course will be STATA.

Prüfungsanforderungen:
1. Understand the econometric models taught in the class
2. Use Stata skillfully



Leistungsnachweis:

Prüfung: Written examination (120 minutes, 70%) and Homework (max. 12 pages,
30%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A07: Unconventional livestock and wildlife-management, utilization and conservation aufklappen  M.SIA.A07: Unconventional livestock and wildlife-management, utilization and conservation    
   
SoSe 2021    740509     Blockveranstaltung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     http://www.ditsl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137&Itemid=112&lang=en Abteilung Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics (Tierhaltung in den Tropen und Subtropen) Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schlecht ,   Hülsebusch

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
keine Angabe 09:00 bis
17:00
Block 22.09.2021 bis
13.10.2021
 




Kommentar:

Contents:
History of domestication of livestock. Unconventional livestock in Asia/Oceania, Africa
and Latin America: Biology, management and, production systems. Commercial and
subsistence products from little known domesticated animal species - such as insects,
snails, reptiles, rodents, up to little-used ungulates. Local and national economic
potential and contribution to local livelihoods.
Wildlife in Asia, Africa and Latin America: Biology, wildlife demography and modelling
of population dynamics, human/wildlife conflicts, international conventions on (agro)-
biodiversity and conservation, strategies for wildlife conservation through utilisation,
different wildlife utilisation concepts, wildlife-based tourism, terminal wildlife utilisation
of different intensity ("Hunting/Trophy hunting", "Game-Ranching", "Game Farming",
"Feedlot" with beginning domestication), community-based utilisation cum conservation
approaches. Contribution of wildlife utilisation to the livelihood of rural communities.
Regulations, possibilities and constraints for wildlife conservation.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Based on the historical development of agriculture, particularly the domestication of animals, students know the differences between livestock and wildlife and the importance and potential of unconventional livestock and wildlife for rural development
and human livelihoods in different regions of the world. Students obtain an overview over the wide variety of unconventional livestock, their adaptive features, biology and ecology and the various production systems under which they are kept. Students familiarize with the variety of wildlife species, their biology, ecology, and population dynamics and the potential of their exploitation. They know the major international
conventions pertaining to wildlife conservation and are familiar with the nature and magnitude of human/wildlife conflicts. They know about costs and benefits associated with human-wildlife-co-existence and understand the dilemma between (inter)national
conservation objectives and local household livelihood objectives. Students obtain an overview over different terminal and non-terminal options of wildlife utilisation
and management and their respective potential contribution to the above conflicting objectives.

Examination requirements:
Domestication / taming; unconventional domesticated animals: Biology, management,
husbandry, economic potential. Wildlife: Biology, population dynamics, modelling of
population dynamics; human-wildlife conflicts, international conventions on biodiversity and species conservation. Wildlife utilization: Tourism, game ranching, game hunting,
trophy hunting.



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse in den Boden-, Pflanzen- und Tierwissenschaften werden erwartet.

findet in Hybridform statt, Witzenhausen (Saal S1), zuständig Dr. C. Hülsebusch



Voraussetzungen:

Recommended previous knowledge:
Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil, plant and
animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 70%) and oral seminar presentation (ca.
20 minutes, 30%)



Organisatorisches:

Course frequency:
SoSe, jedes 2 jahr, alternierend mit dem Modul M.SIA.A08; "Social-ecology in livestock production systems" statt.



Literatur:

Diamond, J. 1999: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. W.W.Norton and Company, New York, 480 p.; Board on Science and Technology for International Development 1991: Microlive-stock Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic Future. National Academy Press, Wash-ington D.C., 449; Bonner, R.. 1993: At the Hand of Man - Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife. Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 322 p.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 1973/1979 at http://www.cites.org/ (incl. appendices)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A08: Social-ecology in livestock production systems aufklappen  M.SIA.A08: Social-ecology in livestock production systems    
   
SoSe 2021    740614     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Leitung Department für Nutztierwissenschaften Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schlecht ,   Kaufmann
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Kommentar:

Contents
Theoretical background of the socio-ecological system view: System theory, 1st and 2nd order
cybernetics, complex adaptive systems, human activity systems.
Actor oriented approach to understand and influence low external input systems:
- Local knowledge and situated practices
- Methodology for understanding local knowledge: Second order observation and knowledge
analysis
- Collaborative learning: Exchange between knowledge systems, dialogue, action research,
livestock farmer experimentation, participatory monitoring and evaluation
Modelling of livestock systems as tool for collaborative learning: Bio-economic modelling, multi-agent
modelling, role plays.


Objectives
Students understand livestock systems as socio-ecological systems in which livestock farmers through
their actions establish, maintain and develop the respective production system. Consequently, these socalled
human activity systems are assessed using an actor oriented approach. Emphasis of this module
is on methods that are used to analyse and improve livestock farmers" management. This serves to
understand "why livestock farmers do what they do" and "how livestock farmers produce". Students
learn how they can make use of the knowledge of livestock farmers to better understand how low
external input systems work. Collaborative learning is introduced as methodology to develop human
activity systems in a transdisciplinary research approach. They deal with the question of how mutual
understanding between livestock farmers and scientists can be achieved despite the different
knowledge systems. Students obtain a profound insight into methods for farmer experimentations in
which livestock farmers and scientists collaborate, and into using computer models as learning tools for
ex-ante assessment of improvement measures in community based approaches. In what - if analyses
the change of action rules on the performance of socio-ecological systems is assessed.

Examination requirements:
Social-ecological systems analysis; systems theory, cybernetic, complex adaptive
systems, human activity systems. Local knowledge and situated practices; analysis of
local knowledge; cooperative learning; modelling of livestock husbandry systems.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil, plant and
animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 70%) and presentation (ca. 20 minutes,
30%)



Organisatorisches:

Dieses Modul findet abwechselnd mit A 07 alle zwei  Jahre in geraden Jahren statt!



Literatur:

Literature:
Kaufmann, B.A. 2007: Cybernetic analysis of socio-biological systems: The case of
livestock management in resource poor systems. In: Kommunikation und Beratung,
Volume 81, Margraf Publishing; McCown, R.L. 2002: Changing systems for supporting
farmers' decisions: problems, paradigms and prospects. Agricultural Systems 74:
179-220; Wiener, N. 1948: Cybernetics or control and communication in the animal and
the machine. John Wiley, New York.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A14 Organic livestock farming under temperate conditions aufklappen  M.SIA.A14 Organic livestock farming under temperate conditions    
   
SoSe 2021    740506     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Leitung Department für Nutztierwissenschaften Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Knierim ,   Wachendorf ,   Krieger

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:15 bis
19:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Online-Klausur 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
 
Freitag 09:00 bis
11:30
Online-Klausur 15.10.2021 bis
15.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Courses:
1. Tierschutz und artgemäße Tierhaltung (Lecture)
Contents:
Principles of animal welfare in organic livestock farming; scientific methods to assess
animal health and welfare.
1 WLH
2. Tierernährung und Tiergesundheit (Lecture)
Contents:
Advances in animal nutrition and animal health; possibilities and limitations within
organic livestock farming to ensure a high level of animal health; strategies within animal
nutrition to increase the efficiency in the use of limited resources; system-oriented
approach versus technical approaches.
1 WLH
3. Nachhaltiger Futterbau (Lecture)
Contents:
Sustainable forage production systems; design and management of a sustainable
forage production; management of forage quality and biodiversity on grassland;
minimizing nutrient losses towards water and atmosphere.

4. Ökologische Tierhaltung in den (Sub)Tropen (Lecture)
Contents: Characterization and evaluation of organic livestock farming systems in different
locations of southern regions/countries; pros and cons of organic livestock farming under
different bio-physical and socioeconomic conditions.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Animal Welfare I:
Students should acquire a basic understanding of animal welfare, familiarize with
practical problems and scientific concepts including how to assess animal health and
welfare at different process levels.
Advances in animal nutrition and animal health:
Students are introduced in scientific methods and approaches, appropriate to estimate
and assess problems within organic livestock production in relation to imbalances in
nutrient supply and production diseases.
Sustainable forage production systems:
Students are able to assess relationships between sward management and structural
(yield, botanic) and functional (nutrient efficiency) sward characteristics.
Organic livestock farming in the (sub)tropics:
Students are able to discuss under which conditions organic livestock farming can be
introduced in (sub)tropical countries or regions.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge of animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (120 Minuten)
Examination requirements:
Contents of the courses are inquired in an oral exam by two of the four examiners
mentioned below. The selection of the two examiners which will ask questions related
to their special topics for about 15 minutes each, occurs randomly; the result of the
selection will be announced two days before the exam.
Animal Welfare
(Prof. Dr. Knierim)
Basic knowledge in scientific concepts of animal health and welfare and in organic
livestock farming; scientific methods to assess animal welfare.
Animal nutrition and Animal health
(Prof. Dr. Sundrum)
Basic knowledge regarding organic cattle and pig production in Europe and possibilities
and limitations within organic livestock farming to ensure a high level of animal health;
strategies within animal nutrition to increase the efficiency in the use of limited resources
in a system-oriented approach.
Sustainable forage production
(Prof. Dr. Wachendorf)
Knowledge in the function of the sustainable development of forage crops, productivity
and quality of grassland in relation to local conditions and management.
Organic livestock farming in the (sub)tropics (Prof. Dr. Schlecht)
Knowledge about the characterization and evaluation of organic livestock farming
systems under (sub)tropical conditions; bio-physical and socioeconomic pros and cons
of organic livestock farming in different regions.



Organisatorisches:

Das Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt



Literatur:

Animal Welfare I:
Appleby, M.C., Hughes, B.O. (eds) 1997: Animal welfare. CAB International,
Wallingford; Vaarst, M. et al. (eds.) 2004: Animal health and welfare in organic agriculture. CAB
International, Wallingford.
Advances in animal nutrition and animal health:
Sundrum, A. (2012): "Healthy food" from healthy cows. In: Konvalina, P. (ed.), Organic Farming and Food
Production. InTech Book, p. 95-120.
Sundrum, A. (2012): Health and welfare of organic livestock and its challenges. In J. Ricke & O"Bryan (ed.),
Organic meat production and processing. Wiley-Blackwell p. 89-112.
Sundrum, A. (2007): Quality production in organic, low-input and conventional pig production. In: Cooper,
J., U. Niggli, C. Leifert (eds.). Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Quality. Woodhead Publishing, p.
144-177.
Sustainable forage production systems:
Hopkins, A. 2000: Grass, its production and utilization. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK;
Cherney J.H. 1998: Grass for Dairy Cattle CABI Publishing, Exon, UK; Frame, J. 1992:
Improved Grassland Management. Farming Press Books, Ipswich, UK.
Organic livestock farming in the (sub)tropics:
Different publications of case studies are provided via an E-learning platform.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E06: International markets and marketing for organic products aufklappen  M.SIA.E06: International markets and marketing for organic products    
   
SoSe 2021    740503     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Zander

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 08:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
17:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
 
Freitag 08:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 23.07.2021 bis
23.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:00 bis
15:00
mdl.Prf. 14.10.2021 bis
14.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
(i) Analysis of international markets for organic products; International trade
(ii) Import regulations for organic products in different countries;
(iii) Import regulations for agricultural products in the EU;
(iv) Export market research and analysis from the viewpoint of developing countries;
(v) Marketing strategies for the export of organic products;
(vi) Marketing measures for the export of organic products;
(vii) Case study for export of organic products from a developing country to the EU

Learning outcome, core skills:
(i) are able to analyse international markets with statistics;
(ii) know the modes of functioning of important import regulations;
(iii) are able to outline the steps that are necessary to collect and analyse market data of
export markets;
(iv) know the factors to consider in defining the marketing problem or opportunity;
(v) are able to develop a marketing concept for the export of organic products;
(vi) acquire personal skills for oral and written presentations in teamwork



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse im Marketing werden erwartet.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge on marketing



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Präsentation (ca. 24 Minuten) mit schriftlicher Ausarbeitung (max. 5
Seiten) (Gewichtung: 50%) und mündliche Prüfung (ca. 30 Minuten, Gewichtung:
50%)
Examination requirements:
Knowledge of tasks and approaches in market research as well as knowledge of data
survey methods, prognosis methods and analysis methods.



Organisatorisches:

Dieses Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E19: Market Integration and Price Transmission I aufklappen  M.SIA.E19: Market Integration and Price Transmission I    
   
SoSe 2021    740409     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Agrarpolitik Teilnehmer/-in:   40     Dozent:   von Cramon-Taubadel

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 08:30 bis
10:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 18:30 bis
20:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  ZHG / ZHG101

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 15:00 bis
17:00
Klausur 26.07.2021 bis
26.07.2021
      ZHG / ZHG011
Freitag 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 15.10.2021 bis
15.10.2021
     



Leistungsnachweis:

Prüfung: Klausur (90 Minuten)



Organisatorisches:

Das Modul findet wieder im SoSe 2021 statt. Im Wechsel mit Agricultural Policy Analysis


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E39 Critical and Collective Perspectives on the Global Food System aufklappen  M.SIA.E39 Critical and Collective Perspectives on the Global Food System    
   
SoSe 2021    740763     Lektürekurs    4 SWS    Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   100     Dozent:   Thiel

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 08:00 bis
18:00
Abgabe Essay 15.10.2021 bis
15.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
The course introduces students to critical and commoning approaches and studies of
the global food system. It introduces the concepts, theories and methods of political
ecology, food regime theory collective action theory and transitions studies and
discusses these in relation to empirical studies worldwide.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students
• will be aware of development tendencies of the global food system
• will be able to critically analyse the global food system informed by political ecology
• will be introduced to collective action theory and critical approaches advocating the
spread of "Commoning" in the Global Food System
• will be familiar with different conceptions of society-nature relationships
• will be acquainted with methods of political ecology
• will be acquainted with transition and transformation studies
• will be acquainted with food regime studies
• will be able to critically evaluate and apply the corresponding approaches

Examination requirements:
Students will need to demonstrate:
• Understanding of political ecology, collective action and commoning perspectives,
transition approaches and critical perspectives
• Understanding of a food systems approach
• Ability to apply political ecology approaches to the food system and its change
• Knowledge of global drivers of food and agricultural production systems
• Academic presentation, discussion and writing skills



Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (approx. 45 minutes, 40%) and term paper (max. 15
pages, 60%)


Details on Examination:
Presentation 20 min. + 25 minutes guided discussion (student-led seminar) (40%) and
term paper (15 pages, 3000 words) (60%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E41 EU Policies and Organic Agriculture aufklappen  M.SIA.E41 EU Policies and Organic Agriculture    
   
SoSe 2021    740797     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Thiel
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Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (approx.30 min, 50%), written exam (60 min, 50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I03: Food quality and organic food processing aufklappen  M.SIA.I03: Food quality and organic food processing    
   
SoSe 2021    740501     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Busscher

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 08:00 bis
18:00
mdl.Prf. 07.07.2021 bis
07.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 08:00 bis
18:00
mdl.Prf. 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
European and international legislation for organically produced agricultural commodities
(focussing : Annex II, Annex VI EEC 2092/91; contracting, quality standards, product
handling)
Quality standard setting and the Organic Guarantee System
Certification systems for organic and conventional products (overview, principles,
concept, certification)
Accreditation and accreditation agencies
Process and product orientated food quality concepts and assessments; "holistic" quality
definitions
Processing techniques for organic food processing (different product groups)
Quality assessment methods for small and medium-size enterprises.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students will be able to
define food quality and quality systems in agriculture and food industry
discuss principles of organic food production (agriculture, processing) according to EEC
2092/91)
discuss and evaluate food processing techniques and quality assessment methods



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowlegde in chemistry



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Präsentation, Referat oder Korreferat (ca. 20 Minuten, Gewichtung:
50%) und Projektarbeit (max. 20 Seiten, Gewichtung: 50%)
Examination requirements:
Knowledge about the quality of food in terms of concepts and criteria with focus on
organic production. Insides in processing and management of organic food according
the guidelines, standards and practices.
Basic knowledge in the concepts of HACCP and QACCP.



Organisatorisches:

Dieses Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt!



Literatur:

Florkowski et al. 2000: Integrated View of Fruit and Vegetable Quality, Technomic;
Welti-Chanes et al. 2001: International Congress on Engineering and Food, Volume I
and II, Technomic; Luning et al. 2002: Food quality management, Wageningen Pers;
Lawless et al. 1999: Sensory evaluation of Food, Kluwer; Kent et al.1994: Technology
of cereals, Pergamon; Bidlack et al. 2000: Phytochemicals as bioactive agents,
Technomic; Linden et al. 1994: New ingredients in food processing, CRC;
Souci et al. 2000: Nutrition Tables, Medpharm


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I11M: Free Project aufklappen  M.SIA.I11M: Free Project    
   
SoSe 2021    740502     Projekt    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Agrarpolitik Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   von Cramon-Taubadel ,   Bürkert ,   von Fragstein
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Kommentar:

- In Vereinbarung mit dem Betreuer wird ein Thema für eine Projektarbeit festgelegt mit dem Ziel, ein Thema wissenschaftlich zu vertiefen. Dies kann auch experimentelle Arbeit einschließen.

- Das Ergebnis einer Projektarbeit ist je nach Aufgabenstellung eine schriftliche Darstellung der Ergebnisse, ein elektronisch auf einem Datenträger gesichertes Ergebnis und/oder eine Präsentation.

Studierende sind imstande, eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit selbständig zu konzipieren und durchzuführen. Dies schließt auch die kritische Evaluation von Veröffentlichungen mit ein und die Fähigkeit, dieses Wissen auf aktuelle Probleme im Feld bzw. in den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften anzuwenden. Ebenso sind sie imstande, Ergebnisse darzustellen und im Licht des bereits vorhandenen Wissens zu diskutieren.



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Schriftliche Vereinbarung mit dem Betreuer über Thema, Umfang, Form und Zeitraum, in dem die Projektarbeit durchzuführen ist.



Leistungsnachweis:

Projektarbeit (nach Absprache evtl. auch Präsentation)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I20 Agriculture and ecosystem services aufklappen  M.SIA.I20 Agriculture and ecosystem services    
   
SoSe 2021    740830     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Plieninger

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 08:00 bis
18:00
Abgabe Hausarbeit 26.07.2021 bis
26.07.2021
 



Leistungsnachweis:

Prensentation (approx. 30 minutes, 50%) and term paper (max.20 pages, 50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I21M: From conceptualisation to communication: key steps in empirical research aufklappen  M.SIA.I21M: From conceptualisation to communication: key steps in empirical research    
   
SoSe 2021    740786     Vorlesung und Seminar    4 SWS    Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Abteilung Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics (Tierhaltung in den Tropen und Subtropen) Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Provost ,   Schlecht ,   Reichenbach

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L09
Dienstag 14:15 bis
15:45
Einzel 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L06

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:15 bis
15:45
Klausur 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L06
Dienstag 14:15 bis
15:45
Wiederh. Klausur 19.10.2021 bis
19.10.2021
  Tierzucht- / L06



Kommentar:

Contents:
This module prepares students with a natural sciences focus for international agricultural
research in the framework of their M.Sc. thesis, the prerequisites of which include
the ability to identify a research topic, formulate research questions and working
hypotheses, elaborate a data collection matrix, analyse the collected data and
communicate the obtained results in an effective manner.
Therefore this module emphasises the practice of skills concerning the conceptualisation
of a research project, data acquisition and analysis, and presentation skills. It is
organised in four major sections:
Part I: Conceptualisation of a research project - 15% of time
In a participatory process, students will brainstorm on research topics, learn to
formulate research questions and working hypotheses, and familiarize with the full
conceptualisation of an MSc study proposal, for submission to, e.g., PROMOS or fiat
panis grants.
Part II: Elaboration of a structured e-questionnaire using freeware - 20% of time
Students are introduced to the CS PRO freeware for the setup of e-questionnaires;
they then individually conceptualise and computerise their own questionnaire of 20-30
differently scaled questions and test its functionality.
Part III: Descriptive and creative analysis of data using tabulation software - 50%
of time
Participants receive real-world interview-based data from finalised or ongoing research
projects of the principal instructor"s group. In groups of 2 to 3 persons, they elaborate
the information contained in the database, thereby answering to a series of simple as
well as more complex research questions that guide this analytical step.

Part IV: Preparation and presentation of a research poster - 15% of time
Being provided with guidelines and templates, each group of students designs a
research poster to present their most relevant results (see part III), thereby using
PowerPoint or corresponding freeware. Posters are printed on A0 paper and are
presented in short oral communications of 3-5 minutes, just as at a conference. Each
poster is evaluated by the non-involved participants (standardized evaluation sheet,
covered) and the three best posters receive a poster price.

This course will enable students to develop and execute their own empirical (MSc)
research project, to elaborate empirical real-world data in a meaningful way and to
communicate major insights in a professional manner. The approaches and methods
taught are applicable to a wide range of research topics.
After successful completion of this module, students can:
• Formulate research questions and hypotheses;
• Write a grant application for acquisition of funding for their research project;
• Design an e-questionnaire for interview-based data acquisition;
• Recover interview data in a tabulation program and elaborate meaningful results;
• Pinpoint research highlights in a prize-winning poster.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint or
corresponding freeware



Leistungsnachweis:

Written exam (90 minutes; weight: 50%) plus assessment of data
evaluation and presentation (ca. 20 minutes; weight: 50%)

Examination requirements:
Knowledge of the steps, do"s and don"ts of research project conceptualisation, grant
application, interview/questionnaire design, data elaboration and poster presentation.



Literatur:

• Lecture notes
• Schoonmaker-Freudenberger, K. 2008: Rapid rural appraisal (RRA) and participatory rural appraisal
(PRA):
a manual for CRS field workers and partners. (online resource; www.crs.org).
• de Hoyos, M., Barnes, S.A. 2012. Analysing interview data. Warwick Institute for Employment
Research (online resource).



SoSe 2021    740891     Vorlesung und Seminar    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schlecht ,   Reichenbach ,   Provost
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Die Überschrift M.SIA.I22 Process develompent for sustainable food production and premium food quality aufklappen  M.SIA.I22 Process develompent for sustainable food production and premium food quality    
   
SoSe 2021    740831     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Sturm
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Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (approx. ca. 20 minutes) (50%) and wirten outline (max. 4 pages) (50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0156: Microfinance for the Rural Poor: A Business Class aufklappen  M.Agr.0156: Microfinance for the Rural Poor: A Business Class    
   
SoSe 2021    740762     Blockveranstaltung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Mußhoff ,   Bruns ,   Johnen

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
keine Angabe 09:00 bis
17:00
Block 09.08.2021 bis
20.08.2021
 




Kommentar:

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students learn concepts of different microfinance instruments, such as microcredit,
microsaving, and microinsurance. Students can critically evaluate the potentials and
drawbacks of microfinance tools for the rural poor. Designing their own business model,
students learn how to properly
• work in groups
• brainstorm an idea
• pitch and argue for their business idea
• write a business plan

Course: Microfinance for the Rural Poor: A Business Class (Block course, Lecture)
Contents:
This module provides students with an overview of microfinance instruments. In groups,
the students will be given case studies involving rural poor from different regions, facing
different problems. The challenge is to apply a microfinance instrument to the respective
case study, making it a business model. Being supported, the groups will need to create
their own business idea, pitch and argue for it and write a business plan to prove it is a
thought through idea.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Presentation (approx. 20 minutes, 40%) and term paper (max. 12
pages, 60%)

Examination requirements:
Good knowledge about microfinance instruments (definition, criticism, and examples),
Applying business ideas in among low-income population (difficulties and chances);
Proper writing of a business plan/ argumentation of an idea).


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E40 Agriculture, Environment and Development aufklappen  M.SIA.E40 Agriculture, Environment and Development    
   
SoSe 2021    740768     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik Teilnehmer/-in:   40     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Juhrbandt ,   Wollni

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 12:15 bis
13:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:15 bis
13:45
Klausur 15.07.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  Verfügungs / VG 2.101
Donnerstag 11:00 bis
13:00
Klausur 14.10.2021 bis
14.10.2021
  ZHG / ZHG001



Kommentar:

Contents:
The module consists of a combination of lectures and tutorials during the first semester
term. Theoretical concepts from lectures will be deepened and complemented by
examples from scientific research and practical applications. During the second
semester term students present an analysis of a scientific case study from selected
topics in the seminar. This enables students to deepen the contents learned in an
independent and targeted manner and to apply concepts in the evaluation of a case
study.
Contents:
• Basic concepts (market failure, natural resources, natural capital)
• Efficiency and sustainability: Concepts, criteria and application
• Economics of common pool resources in developing countries
• Economics of land use in developing countries
• Economics of water use in developing countries
• Poverty, development and environment
• Agriculture and climate change
• Global initiatives and international agreements on sustainable development and
climate protection

Learning outcome, core skills:
This module treats the economic and political causes of environmental problems in the
context of agriculture and development. Global challenges such as climate change,
sustainable development and poverty are in the focus. Selected basic concepts of
environmental and resource economics are addressed, followed by a deepened analysis
of important aspects such as management of common pool resources, pollution control
and climate protection in international agri-environmental contexts.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (60 minutes, 70%) and presentation (approx. 20
minutes, 30%)

Examination prerequisites:
Regular attendance in seminar
Examination requirements:
Knowledge of selected basic concepts of environmental and resource economics.
Understanding of important concepts such as economic efficiency and sustainability.
Knowledge of important relationships between agriculture, resource use, sustainability
and climate change in development contexts. Discussion of current courses of action.


 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift International Organic Agriculture aufklappen  International Organic Agriculture    
 
Die Überschrift Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule) aufklappen  Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule)    
The following bridging module and three compulsory modules must be taken. Upon application, the bridging module can be skipped if past academic achievements testify the respective knowledge.
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A14: Organic livestock farming under temperate conditions aufklappen  M.SIA.A14: Organic livestock farming under temperate conditions    
   
SoSe 2021    740506     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Leitung Department für Nutztierwissenschaften Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Knierim ,   Wachendorf ,   Krieger

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:15 bis
19:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Online-Klausur 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
 
Freitag 09:00 bis
11:30
Online-Klausur 15.10.2021 bis
15.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Courses:
1. Tierschutz und artgemäße Tierhaltung (Lecture)
Contents:
Principles of animal welfare in organic livestock farming; scientific methods to assess
animal health and welfare.
1 WLH
2. Tierernährung und Tiergesundheit (Lecture)
Contents:
Advances in animal nutrition and animal health; possibilities and limitations within
organic livestock farming to ensure a high level of animal health; strategies within animal
nutrition to increase the efficiency in the use of limited resources; system-oriented
approach versus technical approaches.
1 WLH
3. Nachhaltiger Futterbau (Lecture)
Contents:
Sustainable forage production systems; design and management of a sustainable
forage production; management of forage quality and biodiversity on grassland;
minimizing nutrient losses towards water and atmosphere.

4. Ökologische Tierhaltung in den (Sub)Tropen (Lecture)
Contents: Characterization and evaluation of organic livestock farming systems in different
locations of southern regions/countries; pros and cons of organic livestock farming under
different bio-physical and socioeconomic conditions.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Animal Welfare I:
Students should acquire a basic understanding of animal welfare, familiarize with
practical problems and scientific concepts including how to assess animal health and
welfare at different process levels.
Advances in animal nutrition and animal health:
Students are introduced in scientific methods and approaches, appropriate to estimate
and assess problems within organic livestock production in relation to imbalances in
nutrient supply and production diseases.
Sustainable forage production systems:
Students are able to assess relationships between sward management and structural
(yield, botanic) and functional (nutrient efficiency) sward characteristics.
Organic livestock farming in the (sub)tropics:
Students are able to discuss under which conditions organic livestock farming can be
introduced in (sub)tropical countries or regions.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge of animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (120 Minuten)
Examination requirements:
Contents of the courses are inquired in an oral exam by two of the four examiners
mentioned below. The selection of the two examiners which will ask questions related
to their special topics for about 15 minutes each, occurs randomly; the result of the
selection will be announced two days before the exam.
Animal Welfare
(Prof. Dr. Knierim)
Basic knowledge in scientific concepts of animal health and welfare and in organic
livestock farming; scientific methods to assess animal welfare.
Animal nutrition and Animal health
(Prof. Dr. Sundrum)
Basic knowledge regarding organic cattle and pig production in Europe and possibilities
and limitations within organic livestock farming to ensure a high level of animal health;
strategies within animal nutrition to increase the efficiency in the use of limited resources
in a system-oriented approach.
Sustainable forage production
(Prof. Dr. Wachendorf)
Knowledge in the function of the sustainable development of forage crops, productivity
and quality of grassland in relation to local conditions and management.
Organic livestock farming in the (sub)tropics (Prof. Dr. Schlecht)
Knowledge about the characterization and evaluation of organic livestock farming
systems under (sub)tropical conditions; bio-physical and socioeconomic pros and cons
of organic livestock farming in different regions.



Organisatorisches:

Das Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt



Literatur:

Animal Welfare I:
Appleby, M.C., Hughes, B.O. (eds) 1997: Animal welfare. CAB International,
Wallingford; Vaarst, M. et al. (eds.) 2004: Animal health and welfare in organic agriculture. CAB
International, Wallingford.
Advances in animal nutrition and animal health:
Sundrum, A. (2012): "Healthy food" from healthy cows. In: Konvalina, P. (ed.), Organic Farming and Food
Production. InTech Book, p. 95-120.
Sundrum, A. (2012): Health and welfare of organic livestock and its challenges. In J. Ricke & O"Bryan (ed.),
Organic meat production and processing. Wiley-Blackwell p. 89-112.
Sundrum, A. (2007): Quality production in organic, low-input and conventional pig production. In: Cooper,
J., U. Niggli, C. Leifert (eds.). Handbook of Organic Food Safety and Quality. Woodhead Publishing, p.
144-177.
Sustainable forage production systems:
Hopkins, A. 2000: Grass, its production and utilization. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK;
Cherney J.H. 1998: Grass for Dairy Cattle CABI Publishing, Exon, UK; Frame, J. 1992:
Improved Grassland Management. Farming Press Books, Ipswich, UK.
Organic livestock farming in the (sub)tropics:
Different publications of case studies are provided via an E-learning platform.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I10M: Applied statistical modelling aufklappen  M.SIA.I10M: Applied statistical modelling    
   
SoSe 2021    740623     Vorlesung    5 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Ludwig

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
 
Dienstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Klausur 12.10.2021 bis
12.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Course: Applied statistical modelling (Exercise, Lecture)
Contents:
Statistical analysis in the agricultural sciences are based primarily on the use of linear
models rer. They cover a wide range of applications concerning the distribution of the
data and model assumptions, and ultimately allow the simultaneous estimation of fixed
and random effects in mixed-th models.
The understanding and application of mixed linear model implies detailed knowledge
of matrix algebra, which will begin the course. The students are at the beginning of the
course put in a position to formulate statistical models. Furthermore, the who-teaches
the basics of programming in R, which is used for homework exercises used.
Different types of linear models are built up gradually and learn how regression models,
classification models, and finally mixed models with fixed and random effects. Other
questions focus on multicollinearity, model selection criteria and the same model
experiments, the corrected estimate mean values and the testing of hypotheses.
Linear models are developed for generalized linear mixed models with link function for
categorical distributed data or data that follow a Poisson distribution (count variable).
Similarly, knowledge about non-parametric test procedures are taught.
A variety of examples and exercises to deepen the theory learned permanently.
Students are motivated on the basis of sample data sets to work on problems
independently. This module generates a substantial understanding and basic knowledge
about statistical Datenanalyse, which can be used for future scientific work in the context
of master's or doctoral theses.

Learning outcome, core skills:
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the basic concepts of 'linear
models', the 'Generalized linear models' and 'non-parametric estimation procedures',
which now belong to the standard methods in applied statistics. Furthermore, the
practical application of the methods are taught using the statistical software package R.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Prüfung: Klausur (120 Minuten)
Examination requirements:
One written exam with two parts. Knowledge of basic statistical terms and approaches,
linear and generalized linear models and non-parametric estimation procedures. Ability
to apply the methods and models to real data by using the software package R.



Literatur:

Additional notes and regulations:
Literature:
Lecture notes
Searle S. R. (1982) Matrix Algebra Useful for Statistics, Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics.
Mrode R. A. (2005) Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values, CABI Publishing.
Dobson A. & Barnett A. (2008) An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, Chapman & Hall.
Wood S. (2006) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Generalized-Additive-Models-Introduction-R/dp/1584884746/
ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228725710&sr=1-6Generalized Additive Models: An Introduction with
R , Chapman & Hall..


 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift Mandatory modules (Wahlpflichtmodule) aufklappen  Mandatory modules (Wahlpflichtmodule)    
Five mandatory modules must be chosen (among these, at least one methodological module).
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0056: Plant breeding methodology and genetic resources aufklappen  M.Agr.0056: Plant breeding methodology and genetic resources    
   
SoSe 2021    740411     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Pflanzenzüchtung Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Link ,   Nagel ,   N.N.

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L04
Donnerstag 14:15 bis
15:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L02

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L01
Montag 15:00 bis
16:30
Wiederh. Klausur 18.10.2021 bis
18.10.2021
  Agrarwisse / L01



Kommentar:

Dieses Modul und das Modul "Genetic Principles of Plant Breeding" ergänzen sich wechselseitig

Contents:
Principles of breeding methodology: Response to selection, breeding methods for clonal,
line, hybrid and population cultivars.
Marker assisted selection for monogenic and polygenic traits.
Use of plant genetic resources: wild species, ex-situ and in-situ conservation, on-farm
management.
Breeding for marginal environments, demonstrated with examples from temperate and
tropical regions.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students learn the integration of classical and molecular approaches to solve present
problems in plant breeding. Social aspects have to be considered.
Students learn, in own presentations, to draw critical conclusions from recent research
papers and to communicate these to other students.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) in genetics and plant
breeding



Leistungsnachweis:

Prüfung: Klausur (Gewicht: 80%, Dauer: 90 Minuten) und Präsentation, Referat
oder Korreferat (Gewicht: 20%, Dauer: ca. 20 Minuten)

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 80%) and presentation (approx. 20
minutes, 20%)
Examination requirements:
Population Genetics, Application of Markers in Plant Breeding, Concepts of using
genetic resources in plant breeding. Good knowledge on: "Pre-Breeding", categories and
methods in Plant Breeding.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E06: International markets and marketing for organic products aufklappen  M.SIA.E06: International markets and marketing for organic products    
   
SoSe 2021    740503     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Zander

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 08:00 bis
12:00
mdl.Prf. 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:00 bis
17:00
mdl.Prf. 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
 
Freitag 08:00 bis
16:00
mdl.Prf. 23.07.2021 bis
23.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:00 bis
15:00
mdl.Prf. 14.10.2021 bis
14.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
(i) Analysis of international markets for organic products; International trade
(ii) Import regulations for organic products in different countries;
(iii) Import regulations for agricultural products in the EU;
(iv) Export market research and analysis from the viewpoint of developing countries;
(v) Marketing strategies for the export of organic products;
(vi) Marketing measures for the export of organic products;
(vii) Case study for export of organic products from a developing country to the EU

Learning outcome, core skills:
(i) are able to analyse international markets with statistics;
(ii) know the modes of functioning of important import regulations;
(iii) are able to outline the steps that are necessary to collect and analyse market data of
export markets;
(iv) know the factors to consider in defining the marketing problem or opportunity;
(v) are able to develop a marketing concept for the export of organic products;
(vi) acquire personal skills for oral and written presentations in teamwork



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse im Marketing werden erwartet.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge on marketing



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Präsentation (ca. 24 Minuten) mit schriftlicher Ausarbeitung (max. 5
Seiten) (Gewichtung: 50%) und mündliche Prüfung (ca. 30 Minuten, Gewichtung:
50%)
Examination requirements:
Knowledge of tasks and approaches in market research as well as knowledge of data
survey methods, prognosis methods and analysis methods.



Organisatorisches:

Dieses Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E14: Evaluation of rural development projects and policies aufklappen  M.SIA.E14: Evaluation of rural development projects and policies    
   
SoSe 2021    740427     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung Teilnehmer/-in:   45     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Qaim ,   Parlasca

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 08:15 bis
09:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:15 bis
09:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag   Abgabe Essay 13.08.2021 bis
13.08.2021
     
Montag   Abgabe Essay 27.09.2021 bis
27.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Course: Evaluation of rural development projects and policies (Lecture)
Contents:
This module teaches and trains the standard methods for the evaluation of rural
development projects and policies. In particular, this includes impact assessment as
well as cost-benefit analysis. These methods are used for concrete project and policy
examples.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students know the major methods for the evaluation of rural development projects and
policies. They apply these methods for concrete project examples and thus are able to
design and carry out evaluations independently.



Voraussetzungen:

Knowledge of the content of the module
"Socioeconomics of Rural Development and Food
Security" and "Econometrics I" is required.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 70%) and homework assignments (30%)
Examination requirements:
Cost-benefit analysis; impact evaluation


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E21: Rural sociology aufklappen  M.SIA.E21: Rural sociology    
   
SoSe 2021    740498     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Soziologie Ländlicher Räume Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Neu

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch   Abgabe Hausarbeit 01.09.2021 bis
01.09.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
As an introduction to environmental and rural sociology, this course is designed to give
an overview of the sociological concepts on "nature-society relations", "social structural
developments and social problems in rural areas", "social networks and social capital
in communities", "social dilemmas and sustainability", "social movements and the
environment", and "environmental justice".
Lectures outline each of these issues and position them within the context of sociology.
We will use seminars to debate key questions raised during lectures and to discuss
selected issues based on academic publications.

Learning outcome, core skills:
One of the primary objectives of this course is to introduce students to the principles of
sociology in general and key concepts of environmental and rural sociology in particular.
In addition, we want to provide the analytical tools for understanding the processes
inherent to these concepts. Beyond that, the course aims at enhancing students" ability
to identify different research perspectives and to critically discuss and analyze research
strategies and methods.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Term Paper (max. 20 pages)



Organisatorisches:



 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E41 EU Policies and Organic Agriculture aufklappen  M.SIA.E41 EU Policies and Organic Agriculture    
   
SoSe 2021    740797     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Thiel
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Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (approx.30 min, 50%), written exam (60 min, 50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I03: Food quality and organic food processing aufklappen  M.SIA.I03: Food quality and organic food processing    
   
SoSe 2021    740501     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Busscher

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 08:00 bis
18:00
mdl.Prf. 07.07.2021 bis
07.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 08:00 bis
18:00
mdl.Prf. 14.07.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
European and international legislation for organically produced agricultural commodities
(focussing : Annex II, Annex VI EEC 2092/91; contracting, quality standards, product
handling)
Quality standard setting and the Organic Guarantee System
Certification systems for organic and conventional products (overview, principles,
concept, certification)
Accreditation and accreditation agencies
Process and product orientated food quality concepts and assessments; "holistic" quality
definitions
Processing techniques for organic food processing (different product groups)
Quality assessment methods for small and medium-size enterprises.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students will be able to
define food quality and quality systems in agriculture and food industry
discuss principles of organic food production (agriculture, processing) according to EEC
2092/91)
discuss and evaluate food processing techniques and quality assessment methods



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowlegde in chemistry



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Präsentation, Referat oder Korreferat (ca. 20 Minuten, Gewichtung:
50%) und Projektarbeit (max. 20 Seiten, Gewichtung: 50%)
Examination requirements:
Knowledge about the quality of food in terms of concepts and criteria with focus on
organic production. Insides in processing and management of organic food according
the guidelines, standards and practices.
Basic knowledge in the concepts of HACCP and QACCP.



Organisatorisches:

Dieses Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt!



Literatur:

Florkowski et al. 2000: Integrated View of Fruit and Vegetable Quality, Technomic;
Welti-Chanes et al. 2001: International Congress on Engineering and Food, Volume I
and II, Technomic; Luning et al. 2002: Food quality management, Wageningen Pers;
Lawless et al. 1999: Sensory evaluation of Food, Kluwer; Kent et al.1994: Technology
of cereals, Pergamon; Bidlack et al. 2000: Phytochemicals as bioactive agents,
Technomic; Linden et al. 1994: New ingredients in food processing, CRC;
Souci et al. 2000: Nutrition Tables, Medpharm


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I20 Agriculture and ecosystem services aufklappen  M.SIA.I20 Agriculture and ecosystem services    
   
SoSe 2021    740830     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Plieninger

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 08:00 bis
18:00
Abgabe Hausarbeit 26.07.2021 bis
26.07.2021
 



Leistungsnachweis:

Prensentation (approx. 30 minutes, 50%) and term paper (max.20 pages, 50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I21M: From conceptualisation to communication: key steps in empirical research aufklappen  M.SIA.I21M: From conceptualisation to communication: key steps in empirical research    
   
SoSe 2021    740786     Vorlesung und Seminar    4 SWS    Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Abteilung Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics (Tierhaltung in den Tropen und Subtropen) Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Provost ,   Schlecht ,   Reichenbach

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L09
Dienstag 14:15 bis
15:45
Einzel 13.07.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L06

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 14:15 bis
15:45
Klausur 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L06
Dienstag 14:15 bis
15:45
Wiederh. Klausur 19.10.2021 bis
19.10.2021
  Tierzucht- / L06



Kommentar:

Contents:
This module prepares students with a natural sciences focus for international agricultural
research in the framework of their M.Sc. thesis, the prerequisites of which include
the ability to identify a research topic, formulate research questions and working
hypotheses, elaborate a data collection matrix, analyse the collected data and
communicate the obtained results in an effective manner.
Therefore this module emphasises the practice of skills concerning the conceptualisation
of a research project, data acquisition and analysis, and presentation skills. It is
organised in four major sections:
Part I: Conceptualisation of a research project - 15% of time
In a participatory process, students will brainstorm on research topics, learn to
formulate research questions and working hypotheses, and familiarize with the full
conceptualisation of an MSc study proposal, for submission to, e.g., PROMOS or fiat
panis grants.
Part II: Elaboration of a structured e-questionnaire using freeware - 20% of time
Students are introduced to the CS PRO freeware for the setup of e-questionnaires;
they then individually conceptualise and computerise their own questionnaire of 20-30
differently scaled questions and test its functionality.
Part III: Descriptive and creative analysis of data using tabulation software - 50%
of time
Participants receive real-world interview-based data from finalised or ongoing research
projects of the principal instructor"s group. In groups of 2 to 3 persons, they elaborate
the information contained in the database, thereby answering to a series of simple as
well as more complex research questions that guide this analytical step.

Part IV: Preparation and presentation of a research poster - 15% of time
Being provided with guidelines and templates, each group of students designs a
research poster to present their most relevant results (see part III), thereby using
PowerPoint or corresponding freeware. Posters are printed on A0 paper and are
presented in short oral communications of 3-5 minutes, just as at a conference. Each
poster is evaluated by the non-involved participants (standardized evaluation sheet,
covered) and the three best posters receive a poster price.

This course will enable students to develop and execute their own empirical (MSc)
research project, to elaborate empirical real-world data in a meaningful way and to
communicate major insights in a professional manner. The approaches and methods
taught are applicable to a wide range of research topics.
After successful completion of this module, students can:
• Formulate research questions and hypotheses;
• Write a grant application for acquisition of funding for their research project;
• Design an e-questionnaire for interview-based data acquisition;
• Recover interview data in a tabulation program and elaborate meaningful results;
• Pinpoint research highlights in a prize-winning poster.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint or
corresponding freeware



Leistungsnachweis:

Written exam (90 minutes; weight: 50%) plus assessment of data
evaluation and presentation (ca. 20 minutes; weight: 50%)

Examination requirements:
Knowledge of the steps, do"s and don"ts of research project conceptualisation, grant
application, interview/questionnaire design, data elaboration and poster presentation.



Literatur:

• Lecture notes
• Schoonmaker-Freudenberger, K. 2008: Rapid rural appraisal (RRA) and participatory rural appraisal
(PRA):
a manual for CRS field workers and partners. (online resource; www.crs.org).
• de Hoyos, M., Barnes, S.A. 2012. Analysing interview data. Warwick Institute for Employment
Research (online resource).



SoSe 2021    740891     Vorlesung und Seminar    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schlecht ,   Reichenbach ,   Provost
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Die Überschrift M.SIA.I22 Process development for sustainable food production and premium food quality aufklappen  M.SIA.I22 Process development for sustainable food production and premium food quality    
   
SoSe 2021    740831     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Sturm
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Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (approx. ca. 20 minutes) (50%) and wirten outline (max. 4 pages) (50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P01: Ecology and agroecosystems aufklappen  M.SIA.P01: Ecology and agroecosystems    
   
SoSe 2021    740510     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Bürkert

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 08:00 bis
17:00
mdl.Prf. 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

Fallstudienbasierte Analyse und Diskussion der ökologischen Rahmenbedingungen verschiedener Agrarökosysteme der trockenen und sub-humiden Klimazone mit Schwerpunkt auf Grenzstandorten oder schwierigen infrastrukturellen Bedingungen, bei denen die effektive Nutzung von Stoffkreisläufen, die Integration pflanzlicher und tierischer Betriebszweige und die Nutzung der Agrarbiodiversität von grundlegender Bedeutung für das bäuerliche Einkommen sind. Bei jeder Fallstudie wird die Bedeutung und das Potential für die Ökologische Landwirtschaft diskutiert. Ebenfalls analysiert wird das Potential der Ökologischen Landwirtschaft, die Nachhaltigkeit von Agrarökosystemen zu verbessern.

Studenten sind in der Lage, standortspezifische Bedingungen der Nachhaltigkeit zu definieren, Schlüsselkomponenten der Produktivität und nachhaltigen Nutzung von Agrarökosystemen zu identifizieren, die Bedeutung menschlicher Eingriffsmöglichkeiten zu beurteilen, die Ursachen eines Produktivitätsabfalls zu entschlüsseln und die Effektivität geeigneter Gegenmaßnahmen vorherzusagen.

 



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse in den Pflanzenbauwissenschaften, der Bodenkunde und der Tierhaltung werden erwartet.



Voraussetzungen:

Dieses Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt!



Leistungsnachweis:

mündliche Prüfung

und

mündliche Präsentation



Organisatorisches:

Please sign-up for this course via moodle under following internet address:

https://moodle.uni-kassel.de/moodle/course/category.php?id=907

no password necessary - open to all Masters Students in Kassel and Göttingen



Literatur:

Altieri, M. 1987: Agroecology: the scientific basis of alternative agriculture. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, USA; Gliessman, S.R. 1998: Agroecology: ecological processes in sustainable agriculture. Ann Arbor Press, Michigan, USA.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P06: Soil and water aufklappen  M.SIA.P06: Soil and water    
   
SoSe 2021    740514     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Peth

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 08:00 bis
18:00
mdl.Prf. 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
 
Donnerstag 08:00 bis
18:00
mdl.Prf. 14.10.2021 bis
14.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

- Bodenqualität, Prozesse und Funktionen (Umsatz der org. Substanz, Wechselwirkung zwischen Bodenorganismen, Bodenfruchtbarkeit)

- Bodendegradation und Bodenerhaltung (Erosion, Versauerung, Verdichtung, Kontamination, Bodenversalzung und Wasserqualität)

- Wassermanagement (Grundlagen der Gewässerökologie und des Landschaftswasserhaushalts, Beurteilung und Entwicklung von Gewässern) in nationalem und internationalem Kontext

- Wassergewinnung und -verteilung, Flächenbewässerung, Beregnung, Tropfbewässerung

Studierende sollen befähigt werden, Boden- und Wasserprobleme und die Grenzen der natürlichen Ressourcen kritisch zu bewerten.

 



Bemerkung :

Dieses Modul findet in Witzenhausen statt!



Voraussetzungen:

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Modul Soil and plant science oder äquivalent, Grundlagen Gewässerökologie und -management



Leistungsnachweis:

Fachgespräch



Literatur:

Wild, A. 1993: Soils and the Environment. Cambridge University Press; Coyne, M.S. 1999: Soil micro-biology: an exploratory approach. Thomson Press; Paul, E.A., Clark, F.E. 1996: Soil microbiology and biochemistry. 2nd ed. New York Academic Press; Lampert, W. 1997: Limnoecology. Oxford University Press; Naiman, R.J. (ed.) 1998: River Ecology and Management. Springer; Wetzel, R.G. 1983: Limno-logy. Saunders College Publishing; Optional: Achtnich, W. 1998: Bewässerungslandbau. Ulmer Verlag, Germany;


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P16M: Crop Modelling for Risk Management aufklappen  M.SIA.P16M: Crop Modelling for Risk Management    
   
SoSe 2021    740511     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Tropischer Pflanzenbau und Agrosystem Modellierung Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Rötter ,   Nelson ,   Abdulai ,   Bracho Mujica

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 13:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 00:05 bis
24:00
Abgabe Hausarbeit 20.08.2021 bis
20.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Learning outcome, core skills:
• Gain knowledge of the features of different crop modelling concepts and model
families and learn to use the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM)
• Understand the basic principles of production ecology and agro-ecosystems
modelling
• Apply crop modelling to typical agronomic questions related to risk management
strategies

Course: Crop modelling for risk management (Lecture, Seminar)
Contents:
Process-based modelling has evolved to a key methodology to investigate resource
dynamics (water, nitrogen) and crop productivity in diverse agro-ecosystems. In the
lecture one widely applied model - the agricultural production system simulator (APSIM)
- will be used to introduce the students to the concepts (potential, water-limited, and
nitrogen-limited production) and application options of agro-ecosystem modelling. In
the first part of the lecture students will learn along guided exercises to set up different
simulations (single season cropping, rotation, intercropping, climate change effects
etc.). In the second part selected case studies are presented, which address typical
agronomy questions (fertilizer management, closing yield gap, identifying suitable crop
rotations). Students will use the model to explore the processes, which determine the
observed results in the fields from the case studies. Finally, in the last part students
select a topic of interest for an own simulation experiment. Results will be presented by
each participant in the last meeting and handed in as a report.



Voraussetzungen:

Recommended previous knowledge:
Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of plant sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Presentation (about 30 min, 30%) and Homework (max. 20 pages,
70%)
Examination requirements:
• Knowlegde of the basic principles of agro-ecosystems modelling
• Working knowledge of using APSIM to investigate typical agronomic questions
• Knowledge of analyzing simulated data and present it



Organisatorisches:




Literatur:

Kopien von Vorlesungsunterlagen, ausgewählte Kapitel von Lehrbüchern, Softwarehandbücher


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P20 Plant nematology aufklappen  M.SIA.P20 Plant nematology    
   
SoSe 2021    740838     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   12     Dozent:   Finckh

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 09:00 bis
11:00
Klausur 24.09.2021 bis
24.09.2021
 
Freitag 09:00 bis
11:00
Klausur 15.10.2021 bis
15.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Inhalte:

  • Einführung: Geschichte (Erste Beobachtungen, Evolution, Phylogenie), Funktionen von Nematoden (Nährstoffzyklen, nützliche Nematoden, parasitäre Nematoden), Biologie (Anatomie, Klassifikation, Lebenszyklus, Vermehrung, Ernährung, Parasitische Strategien), Ökologie (Verbreitung, Populationsdynamik, Vorkommen im Boden, Überlebensstrategien, Weltweite Verbreitung, Interaktionen mit anderen Pathogenen), Symptome (Ober/Unterirdisch), Pflanze-Nematoden Interaktionen (Infektionsorte, Mechanismen der Wirtsverteidigung), Ökonomische Wichtigkeit (quantitativ/qualitativ, Ertragsverluste, Hauptschadarten, Hauptwirte)

  • Methodologie: Probennahme (Tiefe, Anzahl Proben, Volumen), Aufareitung der Proben (a) Zysten aus dem Boden (Fenwick Dose, Zentrifugieren/Ausschwemmen, Elutriation), (b) Mobile Stadien aus dem Boden (Baermann Trichter, Siebetechniken), (c) Mobile Stadien aus Pflanzenmaterial (Baermann Trichter, Präparation, Filtern), Färbetechniken für Nematoden (in Wurzeln und Eimassen), Bonituren von Wurzelschäden (Gallenindex)

  • Nematoden Identifikation: Nematoden fischen, Fixieren, Dauerpräparate anlagen, Bestimmungsschlüssel, Präparation bestimmter Körperteile.

  • Management: Schadschwellen, Quarantäne, Fruchtfolgen, (Nicht-Wirte, Fallenpflanzen, Antagonisten, Brache), Resistenz/Toleranz (klassische Zucht, Molekulare Methoden), Organische Zusätze (Kompost, Gründüngung), Biologische Kontrolle (Antagonistische Mikroorganismen, Suppressive Böden), Physikalische Methoden (Hitze, Danmpf, Fluten, Bestrahlung), Chemische Kontrolle (Mematizide, Fumigantien)

 

Lernziele:

  • Studierende erhalten vertieftes Wissen und Überblick über das Fachgebiet der Pflanzennematologie und den Interaktionen zwischen Nematoden mit anderen Pathogenen und Management Strategien. Ebenfalls erhalten sie praktische Labor- und Feldkenntnisse in Hinblick auf Identifikation, Probennahme, Aufarbeitung und Bonituren.

  • Studierende, die dieses Modul erfolgreich besucht haben, können sowohl durch Nematoden verursachte Schäden als auch die Nematoden identifizieren.



Voraussetzungen:

Grundkenntnisse (B.Sc.Niveau) in Boden-, Pflanzen- und Tierwissenschaften



Literatur:

Perry, N.R., Moens, M. 2006: Plant Nematology, CAB International. Luc. M., Sikora, R.A., Bridge, J. 2005: Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture, 2nd edition. Ciancio, A., Mukerji, K.G. 2008: Integrated Management and Biocontrol of Vegetable and Grain Crops Nematodes, Springer-Verlag. Perry, R.N., Moens, M., Starr, J.L. 2009: Root-Knot Nematodes, CAB International. Agrios, G.N. 2005: Plant Pathology, 5th edition. Berg, R.H., Taylor, C.G. 2009: Cell Biology of Plant Nematode Parasitism. Springer-Verlag. Ferraz, L.C.C.B., Brown, D.J.F. 2002: An Introduction to Nemtaodes: Plant Nematology, Pensoft. Weischer, B., Brown, D.J.F. 2000: An Introduction to Nematodes: General Nematology, Pensoft, Shurtleff, M.C., Averre III, C.W. 2000: Diagnosing plant diseases caused by nematodes, APS Press


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P27M Nutrient dynamics, experimental design and statistical  modelling-bilingual aufklappen  M.SIA.P27M Nutrient dynamics, experimental design and statistical modelling-bilingual    
   
SoSe 2021    740756     Vorlesung    4 SWS    Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Ludwig

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Prüfungstermine:

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Kommentar:

Course: Nutrient dynamics: long-term experiments and modelling (Lecture,
Exercise)
Contents:
• Description of the dynamics of C, N and P (forms, transformations and availability)
in arable soils
• Presentation of the results of existing long-term experiments with emphasis on the
variables and variants influencing these results
• Introduction to modelling, including statistical modelling
• Application of the statistical software R for a description of C dynamics (linear and
non-linear regression)
• Modelling of the turnover of soil organic matter and soil nitrogen using the models
"Rothamsted Carbon Model" and "DNDC"

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students are able to use established models and the statistical software R for a study
and description of ecological processes in arable soils. Based on their understanding of
soil nutrient dynamics they are able to evaluate and critically assess the significance of
long-term and laboratory experiments for studying C, N and P dynamics and to consider
all influencing variables.

Examination requirements:
Knowledge of biological and chemical processes in soils and of the C and
N dynamics. Basic knowledge of modelling, including statistical
modelling, and the structure of the Rothamsted Carbon Model and the DNDC
model.
Verständnis bodenkundlicher Prozesse, insbesondere der C- und N-Formen
und Kreisläufe, Grundverständnis der Modellierung (einschließlich
statistischer Modellierung), Kenntnisse der Modelle Rothamsted Carbon
Model und DNDC.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil and plant
sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Oral examination (approx. 30 minutes)


 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift Elective modules (Wahlmodule) aufklappen  Elective modules (Wahlmodule)    
Six elective modules are to be chosen. You can also chose elective modules from the list of so far not attended mandatory modules.
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0086 Weltagrarmärkte, World agriculture markets and trade aufklappen  M.Agr.0086 Weltagrarmärkte, World agriculture markets and trade    
   
SoSe 2021    740406     Vorlesung mit Übung    6 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Landwirtschaftliche Marktlehre Teilnehmer/-in:   90     Dozent:   Brümmer

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Kommentar:

Lernziele/Kompetenzen:
Die Studierenden kennen die wichtigsten Modelle zur Erklärung internationalen
Handels von Agrarprodukten. Sie sind in der Lage, populistische Argumente gegen den
Freihandel als solche zu entlarven. Sie können beurteilen, ob es Gründe dafür gibt,
bei Agrarprodukten vom Postulat des Freihandels abzuweichen, z.B. um die positiven
externen Effekte der Landwirtschaft zu honorieren, die Versorgung mit Nahrungsmitteln
sicherzustellen, Öko- und Sozialdumping abzuwehren oder verzerrte Weltmarktpreise
für Agrarprodukte zu korrigieren.

Lehrveranstaltung: Weltagrarmärkte (Übung, Vorlesung)
Inhalte:
Das Modul befasst sich mit der Situation an den Weltagrarmärkten und den Eingriffen
der Agrar- und Handelspolitik in diese Märkte, basierend auf einer Einführung in die
Theorie des internationalen Handels



Leistungsnachweis:

Prüfung: Mündlich (ca. 30 Minuten)
Prüfungsanforderungen:
Handelstheoretische Grundlagen: Ricardo, Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek, Viner; Empirische
Tests von Handelstheorien; unvollkommener Wettbewerb auf internationalen
Märkten; Grundlagen von Gravitätsgleichungen; Institutionen und Organisationen auf
Weltagrarmärkten; Agrarhandelsliberalisierung auf multilateraler (WTO) und bilateraler
Ebene; spezielle Politikmaßnahmen im internationalen Agrarhandel



Organisatorisches:

Es finden parallel zwei Übungen statt (dt/engl).


 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0148 Policy analysis of international agri-environmental schemes aufklappen  M.Agr.0148 Policy analysis of international agri-environmental schemes    
   
SoSe 2021    740735     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Juhrbandt ,   Wollni

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Kommentar:

Contents:
This module is aimed at analyzing public policies in agri-environmental schemes. The
module will
• Outline the role of agriculture for positive and negative environmental
externalities, e.g. biodiversity loss, climate change, multi-functionality of
agriculture
• Introduce into governance and policy processes of agri-environmental schemes
• Give an overview of policy instruments, such as economic incentives and
environmental standards and regulation
• Present criteria and methodologies to conduct policy analysis
Students will subsequently conduct a small policy analysis of their own interest in
the field of agri-environmental policy and incentive instruments (national, EU-level
or international level), e.g. EU-CAP, PES schemes, carbon markets in agriculture,
sustainability standards, environmental financing, or land-use planning.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students gain essential knowledge on the analysis of policy instruments in agrienvironmental
systems and are capable to apply selected methods and criteria for policy
analysis.

Examination requirements:
Students write a seminar paper on the analysis of specific agri-environmental policy
measures applying selected evaluation criteria and methods. Subsequently, they
present and discuss their findings in class



Bemerkung :




Voraussetzungen:

Recommended previous knowledge:
M.Agr.0079 Environmental Economics and Policy



Leistungsnachweis:

resentation (approx. 25 min; 30%) and Homework (max. 20 pages;
70%)



Organisatorisches:

Nicht im SoSe 21. Wieder im SoSe 22!


 
Die Überschrift M.Forst.1521 Ecopedology of the tropics and subtropics aufklappen  M.Forst.1521 Ecopedology of the tropics and subtropics    
   
SoSe 2021    700233     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Abteilung Abteilung Ökopedologie der Tropen und Subtropen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Veldkamp ,   Martinson

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12:00
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15.07.2021
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22.07.2021
  Forst Bü 2 / FSR 2.1



Kommentar:

Contents:
Part I: General introduction in soils of the tropics and subtropics, their functions, genesis, geography and properties. Objective: general understanding of the most important aspects of tropical soils, their occurrence, genesis, properties and use. The following topics will be discussed: Introduction; Climate, water and vegetation; Weathering and weathering products, clay minerals; Soil organic matter, C and N dynamic; Soil chemical reactions, variable charge; Soil forming processes and development of soils; Water and nutrient cycling of land use systems; Tropical shield areas (example: Amazon basin); Arid shields and platforms (example: West Africa); Tropical mountain areas (example: Andes); Fluvial and coastal areas in the tropics (example: coastal areas in Asia).

Part II: Introduction in the description and classification of soils, using in international system (FAO). Objective: understanding the principles of the FAO soil profile description and classification. The course consists of introductory lectures in which the principles of the FAO soil description and classification will be explained. This knowledge will be practiced using examples of soil profiles from different tropical countries. The second part consists of a practical week during which soil profile descriptions and evaluations will be exercised in the field. We will visit three contrasting sites around Göttingen where a site and soil description will be made. The work will be done in small groups. Students discuss their results in a report.

Learning outcome, core skills:
General understanding of the most important aspects of tropical and subtropical soils, their occurrence, genesis, geography, properties and use. Understanding the principles of the international FAO soil profile description and classification.



Voraussetzungen:

Introductory course in soil science

Ökopedologie I oder gleichwertige Kenntnisse

(aV)



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination:

Term paper (10 pages) and written exam (2 hours) (Modulprüfung)



Literatur:

Lecture notes exist and will be made available through Stud.IP (aV)


 
Die Überschrift M.iPAB.0002 Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding aufklappen  M.iPAB.0002 Breeding schemes and programs in plant and animal breeding    
   
SoSe 2021    740885     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Zuchtmethodik der Pflanze Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schierholt ,   Beissinger ,   Zumbach

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Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
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15.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L09
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13:45
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15.07.2021
  Tierzucht- / L09

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Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L01
Donnerstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L02
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16:00
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22.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L04
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16:00
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26.08.2021
  Agrarwisse / L01



Kommentar:

Contents:
Design of breeding programs. Basic elements of breeding programs: Breeding
objectives and breeding planning, performance testing, selection and mate selection,
use of biotechnologies, transfer of breeding progress in the production level, monitoring
of the breeding progress. Breeding program structures in the most important crop
species: cereals, corn, rape, sugar beet, specialty crops. Breeding program structures
in the main livestock species: dairy cattle, pigs, poultry, beef cattle, small ruminants.
Breeding program structures in forest genetics.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students will learn the basic elements and structures of breeding programs in plant and
animal breeding. They understand the relationship between biological characteristics
of the crop or livestock species and the specific design of the breeding program.
The students know the four breeding categories and design possibilities of breeding
programs for self-pollination, cross-pollination and
vegetative and clonally propagated crops. They learn breeding programs for major crops
and livestock species.

Examination requirements:
Profound knowledge of basic breeding program structures and elements of breeding
programs and their concrete implementation to various crops and livestock. Elaboration
of the breeding planning for a livestock or crop species.



Leistungsnachweis:

Written exam (45 minutes, 50%) and Presentation (about 20 minutes)
with written outline (max. 10 pages) (50%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A03M: International and tropical food microbiology and hygiene aufklappen  M.SIA.A03M: International and tropical food microbiology and hygiene    
   
SoSe 2021    740417     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Mikrobiologie und Tierhygiene Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   N.N.

Termine

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Montag 10:15 bis
11:45
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Mittwoch 10:15 bis
11:45
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Kommentar:

Course: International and tropical food microbiology and hygiene (Exercise,
Lecture)
Contents:
Infectious and toxic pathogens cause most of the food-borne impacts on human health
all over the world. Global markets require an international surveillance system together
with standardized food hygiene regulations. This module will give a generalized view
of currently and internationally relevant food-borne zoonotic diseases, epidemics and
food hygiene programs together with a specialized view on the conditions in subtropical
and tropical countries. The biology of infectious agents (parasites, fungi, yeasts,
bacteria, viruses, prions, together with their toxins) responsible for contaminations
and intoxications of human food of animal origin will be discussed in detail. Some of
these germs cause severe zoonotic diseases with a lethal potential for humans or
certain age groups. Special characteristics of germ resistance in the food matrices
meet, milk and eggs as well as in the corresponding products are elucidated along the
complete manufacturing processes: from stable to table. Deterioration and spoilage
of foodstuffs by microorganisms will be discussed as well. Diagnostic methods
presently available for the detection of contaminated or spoiled nourishments and new
biotechnological approaches in future assay designs will be analysed. The adaptation of
practical hygiene and standardized quality management adjustment factors to various
animal production systems (ruminants, pigs, poultry) as well as to the subsequent
production processes will be explained together with the corresponding management
measurements. This includes food conservation procedures, germ depletion and

eradication techniques (cleaning, disinfection, autoclaving, sterilization). Beside negative
microbial effects influencing food quality, positive effects especially of bacteria and
fungi in food production will also be presented. Biotechnological aspects of genetic
engineering of foodstuff supplements or directed genetic germ design will be discussed.
In a laboratory course on food microbiology, this module will also communicate wellestablished
techniques of microbiological and parasitological diagnostics in food
matrices. Students will be practically trained in classical methods and in modern 29
biochemical, immunological, biotechnological and molecular biological techniques for the
detection of food-borne infectious agents, toxins and noxious substances.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Based on a scientific and practical up-to-date level, students know to evaluate and
develop modern and effective food hygiene concepts and to integrate them into
complex quality management programs. Graduates are competent to implement and
to communicate their knowledge in a multidisciplinary occupational area establishing
epizootic control programs in food microbiology and hygiene. They are able to
understand international experts of public health authorities and collaborate in
international and multidisciplinary platforms including control, monitoring, and research.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil, plant and
animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination in summer term 2020: written exam (ca. 90 Minuten)
Examination requirements:
Knowledge in current food-borne zoonoses, programs in food hygiene and requirements
for their implementation in tropical and subtropical countries. Background of the biology
of infectious agents, tenacity of special microorganisms and microbial
spoilage of foodstuffs, available diagnostic tools for detection of contaminated or spoiled
foodstuffs and about new biotechnological diagnostic assays. Skills in practical hygiene
norms, normative documents and standardized international quality management
systems, foodstuff conservation, germ depletion and inactivation as well as in positive
influences of bacteria and fungi on foodstuff production.Mündliche Prüfung  ca. 25 Minuten



Organisatorisches:



 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A04: Livestock reproduction physiology aufklappen  M.SIA.A04: Livestock reproduction physiology    
   
SoSe 2021    740516     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Biotechnologie und Reproduktion landwirtschaftlicher Nutztiere Teilnehmer/-in:   10     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Blaschka ,   Hölker

Termine

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Montag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  Tierärztli / Hörsaal 0.113
Mittwoch 08:15 bis
09:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
  Tierärztli / Hörsaal 0.113




Kommentar:

Course: Livestock reproduction physiology (Exercise, Lecture, Excursion)
Contents:
Functional anatomy of reproduction; physiology of reproduction in livestock (hormones,
growth factors, ovigenesis and fertilization, spermatogenesis, reproductive cycles,
mating behaviour, fertilization, gestation, prenatal physiology, parturition, postpartum
recovery, lactation); assisted reproductive technologies (artificial insemination,
pregnancy diagnosis, preservation of embryos, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization,
sexing, cloning, transgenics); stem cells; ethics.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Strong foundation in reproduction physiology as well as the development of creative
potential and the fostering of independent thought are of focus; Other skills students
develop include gathering and integrating information on how to solve problems;
effective communication skills; self learners; as well as awareness of global issues
driving changes in livestock sciences.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge of animal sciences

After successful conclusion of M.Agr.0069, M.Agr.0070 and B.Agr.0331 students can not complete
M.SIA.A04



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Oral examintion (approx. 30 minutes, 70%) and written report (max. 10 pages, 30 %)
Examination requirements:
The examinee should show her/his potential to understand the principles of reproductive
physiology and to illustrate profound differences among various livestock species.
Special focus will also be laid on the species-specific application of advanced assisted
reproductive technologies.



Organisatorisches:

The module will not take place in the summer semester 2021.



Literatur:


Hafez B., Hafez, E.S.E. 2000: Reproduction in Farm Animals 7th ed. Lippincott Williams
& Wilkins Publishing; Bearden, H.J., Fuquay, J.W., Willard, S.T. 2004: Applied Animal
Reproduction, 6th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall Publishing; Squires, E.J. 2003: Applied
Animal Endocrinology 1st ed. CABI Publishing; Pineda, M.H., Dooley, M.P. 2003: Mc


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A07: Unconventional livestock and wildlife-management, utilization and conservation aufklappen  M.SIA.A07: Unconventional livestock and wildlife-management, utilization and conservation    
   
SoSe 2021    740509     Blockveranstaltung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     http://www.ditsl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=137&Itemid=112&lang=en Abteilung Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics (Tierhaltung in den Tropen und Subtropen) Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schlecht ,   Hülsebusch

Termin

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Kommentar:

Contents:
History of domestication of livestock. Unconventional livestock in Asia/Oceania, Africa
and Latin America: Biology, management and, production systems. Commercial and
subsistence products from little known domesticated animal species - such as insects,
snails, reptiles, rodents, up to little-used ungulates. Local and national economic
potential and contribution to local livelihoods.
Wildlife in Asia, Africa and Latin America: Biology, wildlife demography and modelling
of population dynamics, human/wildlife conflicts, international conventions on (agro)-
biodiversity and conservation, strategies for wildlife conservation through utilisation,
different wildlife utilisation concepts, wildlife-based tourism, terminal wildlife utilisation
of different intensity ("Hunting/Trophy hunting", "Game-Ranching", "Game Farming",
"Feedlot" with beginning domestication), community-based utilisation cum conservation
approaches. Contribution of wildlife utilisation to the livelihood of rural communities.
Regulations, possibilities and constraints for wildlife conservation.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Based on the historical development of agriculture, particularly the domestication of animals, students know the differences between livestock and wildlife and the importance and potential of unconventional livestock and wildlife for rural development
and human livelihoods in different regions of the world. Students obtain an overview over the wide variety of unconventional livestock, their adaptive features, biology and ecology and the various production systems under which they are kept. Students familiarize with the variety of wildlife species, their biology, ecology, and population dynamics and the potential of their exploitation. They know the major international
conventions pertaining to wildlife conservation and are familiar with the nature and magnitude of human/wildlife conflicts. They know about costs and benefits associated with human-wildlife-co-existence and understand the dilemma between (inter)national
conservation objectives and local household livelihood objectives. Students obtain an overview over different terminal and non-terminal options of wildlife utilisation
and management and their respective potential contribution to the above conflicting objectives.

Examination requirements:
Domestication / taming; unconventional domesticated animals: Biology, management,
husbandry, economic potential. Wildlife: Biology, population dynamics, modelling of
population dynamics; human-wildlife conflicts, international conventions on biodiversity and species conservation. Wildlife utilization: Tourism, game ranching, game hunting,
trophy hunting.



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse in den Boden-, Pflanzen- und Tierwissenschaften werden erwartet.

findet in Hybridform statt, Witzenhausen (Saal S1), zuständig Dr. C. Hülsebusch



Voraussetzungen:

Recommended previous knowledge:
Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil, plant and
animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 70%) and oral seminar presentation (ca.
20 minutes, 30%)



Organisatorisches:

Course frequency:
SoSe, jedes 2 jahr, alternierend mit dem Modul M.SIA.A08; "Social-ecology in livestock production systems" statt.



Literatur:

Diamond, J. 1999: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. W.W.Norton and Company, New York, 480 p.; Board on Science and Technology for International Development 1991: Microlive-stock Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic Future. National Academy Press, Wash-ington D.C., 449; Bonner, R.. 1993: At the Hand of Man - Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife. Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, 322 p.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 1973/1979 at http://www.cites.org/ (incl. appendices)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A13M: Livestock-based sustainable land use aufklappen  M.SIA.A13M: Livestock-based sustainable land use    
   
SoSe 2021    740517     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics (Tierhaltung in den Tropen und Subtropen) Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Schlecht ,   Reichenbach

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch 14:15 bis
15:45
Klausur 21.07.2021 bis
21.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 14:15 bis
15:45
Wiederh. Klausur 13.10.2021 bis
13.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
This module highlights the general positive and negative impacts of livestock and
livestock management on the natural resources (air, water, soil vegetation), specifically
under (sub)tropical conditions, at the plot to the watershed scale. It discusses options
for sustainable livestock-based land use, thereby building upon the beneficial impacts of
animals on soils and plants. Management options for reducing negative environmental
effects of livestock (gaseous emissions, nutrient excretion) are highlighted, and
possibilities for consolidating the interests of livestock keepers with international
conventions are discussed. The students are introduced, in lectures, own reading and
practical field tests to up-to-date quantitative and qualitative methods that are used in
studies on animal-environment interactions.
Simple modelling approaches that depict animal-environment interactions at the plot
level up to the watershed scale are presented and tested by the participants.

Learning outcome, core skills:
To understand the interactions of livestock with the natural resource base and their siteand
management specific positive or negative environmental impacts;
To get acquainted with and test methodological approaches used in field research on
livestock-environment interactions;
To learn about simple modelling approaches and the significance of their results.

Examination requirements:
Influences of animal husbandry / the individual animal on its environment: soil fertility
and soil erosion, pasture vegetation, nutrient transfers, greenhouse gas emissions;
livestock keeping versus nature conservation; methods for assessing quality and
quantity of pasture vegetation; methods to determine the animal's behavior at pasture
and its feed intake.



Bemerkung :

findet digital statt, Klausur, wenn möglich, in Präsenz



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) of soil, plant and
animal sciences



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (90 Minuten)



Literatur:

Steinfeld, H., Gerber, P., Wassenaar, T., Castel, V., Rosales, M., de Haan, C. 2006:
Livestock's long shadow. Fao, Rome, Italy; Specific scientific articles, distributed in the
course.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E12M: Quantitative Research Methods in Rural Development Economics aufklappen  M.SIA.E12M: Quantitative Research Methods in Rural Development Economics    
   
SoSe 2021    740429     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung Teilnehmer/-in:   50     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Qaim ,   Debela

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
      ZHG / ZHG104
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  ZHG / ZHG104
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
     

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Mittwoch   Andere Prf. form 28.07.2021 bis
28.07.2021
 
Montag   Andere Prf. form 04.10.2021 bis
04.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
This module teaches the design of quantitative research in rural development
economics, starting from formulating research questions and developing a research
proposal to undertaking analysis. It trains methodological skills for the analysis of
micro data in rural development economics. In particular, farm and household level
data are used. Apart from statistical and econometric techniques, approaches of
primary data collection are covered (questionnaire development, sampling design,
and implementation of household surveys). Aspects of using secondary data are also
covered. The statistical and econometric methods are used for concrete examples in the
computer lab.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students are familiar with empirical, quantitative methods in rural development
economics. They understand the basic elements of research-study design, data
collection, and data analysis. Thus, they are able to initiate, develop, and implement
their own research projects.



Voraussetzungen:

Contents of the lecture: Socioeconomics of Rural
Development and Food Security



Leistungsnachweis:

Written exam (90 Minutes) (85%) and interim homework assignment (max. 15 pages) (15%)

Prüfungsanforderungen:
Types of research designs; use and interpretation of descriptive statistics and standard
econometric methods; hypothesis testing; data management; sampling design.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E18: Organization of Food Supply Chains aufklappen  M.SIA.E18: Organization of Food Supply Chains    
   
SoSe 2021    740658     Seminar    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Leitung Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung Abteilung Betriebswirtschaftslehre des Agribusiness Teilnehmer/-in:   21     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Theuvsen ,   Schaper ,   Adetoyinbo ,   Robinson

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 16:00 bis
18:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Freitag 14:00 bis
16:00
wöch. 16.04.2021 bis
16.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

Aims/ Competencies:

Students are introduced into various issues of the organizational design of food supply chains and agribusiness firms. Students learn to write a seminar paper and they are also able to independently acquire additional knowledge by advanced literature search. The preparation and presentation of selected topics as well as the contribution to oral discussions during seminary sessions will be examined. The comprehensive overview of organizational theories and methods enables the students to identify and classify complex problems and develop solutions.


Content:

The module introduces into basic concepts of organizational design in food supply chains and the agribusiness sector. The students write a paper based on the combination of a selected organizational theory and a practical example. The students present their papers and discuss the various organizational issues with high importance for the food and agribusiness sector. Key aspects of the lecture are:

- Stakeholder management for farms and agribusiness firms

- Efficient organizational design of food supply chains: Contracts, open markets, vertical integration

- Competitive strategy and the design of food supply chains

- Certification schemes from an organizational perspective

- Cooperatives and the organization of food supply chains

- Transparency of food supply chains

The seminar makes use of various organizational theories and provides students with insights into the practical implications of these theories.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge food supply chains and
agribusiness management



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination:

Homework (max. 15 pages, 65%) and 2 presentations (about 45 min,
20% and about 15 min, 15%)

Examination prerequisites:
Organization of food supply chains
Examination requirements:
Ability to write a paper based on the combination of a selected organizational theory and
a practical example, to present the paper, serve as a discussant of the paper of another
group and discuss the various organizational issues with high importance for the food
and agribusiness sector.
1. Presentation: ca. 45 minutes presenting the contents of the own homework;
2. Presentation: ca. 15 minutes discussing the homework of another group of
participants.



Organisatorisches:

Students are not allowed to take the module M.Agr.0053 if they have passed M.SIA.E18.


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E24: Topics in Rural Development Economics I aufklappen  M.SIA.E24: Topics in Rural Development Economics I    
   
SoSe 2021    740495     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung Abteilung Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik Teilnehmer/-in:   60     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Wollni ,   Qaim

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag   Abgabe Hausarbeit 09.08.2021 bis
09.08.2021
     



Kommentar:

opics in Rural Development Economics I (Lecture)
Contents:
This course will provide Master Students with an overview of relevant topics in rural
development economics, which will also enable them to develop own research questions
and study approaches in this field. The module is structured as a reading course,
building on selected articles from relevant international journals. Students are required
to read announced articles before the classroom sessions, in order to enable a critical
debate in class. The articles selected for the course are clustered around key topics
relevant to rural development economics, such as listed below.
Tentative Topics
1. The food system transformation and smallholder farmers
2. Rural livelihood strategies and income diversification
3. Adoption and impact of modern agricultural technology
4. Economics of nutrition and health
5. Gender and intra-household resource allocation
PhD students will present one assigned article in class and prepare the related
discussion. Furthermore, one session of the course will be dedicated to train students
in writing scientific reviews of research manuscripts. As a homework assignment, PhD
students will also have to write a review of a particular paper given to them.
Master students will have to write a summary of a selected journal article. Furthermore,
the course should enable them to develop own research questions and study
approaches in the field of rural development economics.

Learning outcome, core skills:
The objective of this course is to acquaint Master students with the reading and
understanding of scientific journal articles on relevant topics of rural development
economics. Student should learn how to develop a scientific research question, choose
appropriate research methods and strucutre a scientific article.



Bemerkung :

 

This course will provide MSc and PhD students with an overview and deeper understanding of key topics in rural development economics. The module is structured as a reading course, building on selected articles from relevant international journals. Journal articles will be critically discussed, including contents, methodological approaches, and presentation style. Students are required to read announced articles before the classroom sessions, in order to enable a critical debate in class. The articles selected for the course are clustered around key topics relevant to rural development economics, such as listed below.
1. The food system transformation and smallholder farmers
2. Rural livelihood strategies and income diversification
3. Adoption and impact of modern agricultural technology
4. Sustainable land management

PhD students will present one assigned article in class and prepare the related discussion. Furthermore, one session of the course will be dedicated to train students in writing scientific reviews of research manuscripts. As a homework assignment, PhD students will also have to write a review of a particular paper given to them.

Master students will have to write a summary of a selected journal article. Furthermore, the course should enable them to develop own research questions and study approaches in the field of rural development economics.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Presentation (ca. 10 minutes, 50%) and homework (max. 4 pages,
50%)
Examination requirements:
Constructive participation in the discussion during the lectures, which requires the
reading of the articles indicated. In both the written and the oral assignments, students
are supposed to demonstrate that they are able to identify the most relevant aspects of
the articles and to critically evaluate the research questions, the methods and the results
of the studies .


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E31: Strategic management aufklappen  M.SIA.E31: Strategic management    
   
SoSe 2021    740660     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   Herzig

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag   Abgabe Referat 10.08.2021 bis
10.08.2021
 



Kommentar:

Lernziele/Kompetenzen:

The aims of the module are:

-To deepen the students" understanding of the unique aspects of food and agricultural production, rocessing,           distribution, wholesaling and markets and their relationship with strategy;
-To familiarise students with the development of strategies within a changing environment, to meet stakeholders" interests;
-To provide students with the knowledge and confidence to make strategic business decisions;
-To raise critical awareness of strategic decision-making in agrifood organisations.

Inhalte:

-Concepts and frameworks used in strategic management;

-The importance of values and purpose in defining an organisation"s strategic goals;

-The analysis of the complex environment of agrifood organisations and how it shapes the strategic behaviour of members of the value chain and an organisation"s competitive environment;

-A critical review of strategic frameworks (e.g. Porter"s five forces, life cycle analysis);

-The analysis of the internal environment (value creating activities, capabilities and resources);

-An introduction to organisational and business strategies;

-The management of stakeholder relations;

-The relationship between organisation and strategy;

-The management of strategic change and the role of strategic leadership

Examination requirements:
Students should demonstrate a sound understanding of the strategic management
concepts and frameworks. Further requirements include: development of a research
design to contribute to the development of a scenario analysis; collection and analysis of
data in groups.



Bemerkung :

Lectures and short lectures combined with facilitated group discussion; seminars include research based learning elements such as case studies and research activities involving students (e.g. scenario analysis)



Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (ca. 15-20 minutes) with hand-out (max. 2 pages) (30%)
and written report (max. 30 pages, 70%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E37 Agricultural policy analysis aufklappen  M.SIA.E37 Agricultural policy analysis    
   
SoSe 2021    740695     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Agrarpolitik Teilnehmer/-in:   40     Dozent:   von Cramon-Taubadel

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 08:30 bis
10:00
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 18:15 bis
19:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

Contents:
1. Introduction into Economic Policy and Economic Theory
Definition of agricultural policy, Analytical framework of economic analysis, Objectives,
measures, institutions, The coordination process, a model for the economic process
2. Market Failure
Public Goods & externalities, Market power & monopolistic behavior, State intervention
due to Instability of markets, State intervention & government failure, principal-agent
theory
3. The European Union - A short introduction
History of the EU, the importance of the agricultural sector in the EU, institutions and
political structure of the EU, decision-process in the EU,
4. The EU"s common agricultural policy: Description and Analysis
The history and analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU
5. Introduction into Environmental policy
Objectives, measures and analysis and interaction with agricultural policy
Literatur:
B. Hill (2013): Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy, Earthscan
A. Cunha & A. Swinbank (2011): An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process, Oxford
University Press
A. Oskam, G. Meester & H. Silvis (2011): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas,
Wageningen, University Press
Swinnen, Johan F.M. (2008): The Perfect Storm - the political Economicy oft he Fischler
Reforms oft he Common Agricultural Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies,
Brussels
Krugman, P.R., M. Obstfeld & M.J. Melitz (2011), International Economics (9.Ed.),
Pearson
B. Hill (2013): Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy, Earthscan

A. Cunha & A. Swinbank (2011): An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process, Oxford
University Press
A. Oskam, G. Meester & H. Silvis (2011): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas,
Wageningen, University Press
Selected readings and lecture notes / slides provided by the lecturer on StudIP

Learning outcome, core skills:
• Students get an overview on EU institutions and the history of the EU"s common
agricultural policy (CAP)
• Students learn different theories and methods for the analysis of agricultural
policies
• Students learn how to analyse different policy measures and instruments and
evaluate them



Leistungsnachweis:

Written examination (90 minutes)

Examination requirements:
• Fundamental knowledge of EU institutions and the EU"s common agricultural
Policy (CAP)
• Knowledge of different theories and methods to analyze agricultural policies
• Analysis of different measures and instruments of the EU"s common agricultural
policy (CAP)



Organisatorisches:

Die Veranstaltung findet im Wechsel mit Market Integration and Price Transmission statt.



Literatur:

B. Hill (2013): Understanding the Common Agricultural Policy, Earthscan
A. Cunha & A. Swinbank (2011): An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process, Oxford
University Press
A. Oskam, G. Meester & H. Silvis (2011): EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas,
Wageningen, University Press
Swinnen, Johan F.M. (2008): The Perfect Storm - the political Economicy oft he Fischler
Reforms oft he Common Agricultural Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies,
Brussels
Krugman, P.R., M. Obstfeld & M.J. Melitz (2011), International Economics (9.Ed.),
Pearson


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.E39 Critical and Collective Perspectives on the Global Food System aufklappen  M.SIA.E39 Critical and Collective Perspectives on the Global Food System    
   
SoSe 2021    740763     Lektürekurs    4 SWS    Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   100     Dozent:   Thiel

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 08:00 bis
18:00
Abgabe Essay 15.10.2021 bis
15.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Contents:
The course introduces students to critical and commoning approaches and studies of
the global food system. It introduces the concepts, theories and methods of political
ecology, food regime theory collective action theory and transitions studies and
discusses these in relation to empirical studies worldwide.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students
• will be aware of development tendencies of the global food system
• will be able to critically analyse the global food system informed by political ecology
• will be introduced to collective action theory and critical approaches advocating the
spread of "Commoning" in the Global Food System
• will be familiar with different conceptions of society-nature relationships
• will be acquainted with methods of political ecology
• will be acquainted with transition and transformation studies
• will be acquainted with food regime studies
• will be able to critically evaluate and apply the corresponding approaches

Examination requirements:
Students will need to demonstrate:
• Understanding of political ecology, collective action and commoning perspectives,
transition approaches and critical perspectives
• Understanding of a food systems approach
• Ability to apply political ecology approaches to the food system and its change
• Knowledge of global drivers of food and agricultural production systems
• Academic presentation, discussion and writing skills



Leistungsnachweis:

Presentation (approx. 45 minutes, 40%) and term paper (max. 15
pages, 60%)


Details on Examination:
Presentation 20 min. + 25 minutes guided discussion (student-led seminar) (40%) and
term paper (15 pages, 3000 words) (60%)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.I11M: Free Project aufklappen  M.SIA.I11M: Free Project    
   
SoSe 2021    740502     Projekt    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Agrarpolitik Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   von Cramon-Taubadel ,   Bürkert ,   von Fragstein
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Kommentar:

- In Vereinbarung mit dem Betreuer wird ein Thema für eine Projektarbeit festgelegt mit dem Ziel, ein Thema wissenschaftlich zu vertiefen. Dies kann auch experimentelle Arbeit einschließen.

- Das Ergebnis einer Projektarbeit ist je nach Aufgabenstellung eine schriftliche Darstellung der Ergebnisse, ein elektronisch auf einem Datenträger gesichertes Ergebnis und/oder eine Präsentation.

Studierende sind imstande, eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit selbständig zu konzipieren und durchzuführen. Dies schließt auch die kritische Evaluation von Veröffentlichungen mit ein und die Fähigkeit, dieses Wissen auf aktuelle Probleme im Feld bzw. in den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften anzuwenden. Ebenso sind sie imstande, Ergebnisse darzustellen und im Licht des bereits vorhandenen Wissens zu diskutieren.



Bemerkung :

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Schriftliche Vereinbarung mit dem Betreuer über Thema, Umfang, Form und Zeitraum, in dem die Projektarbeit durchzuführen ist.



Leistungsnachweis:

Projektarbeit (nach Absprache evtl. auch Präsentation)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P10: Tropical agro-ecosystem functions aufklappen  M.SIA.P10: Tropical agro-ecosystem functions    
   
SoSe 2021    740512     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Tropischer Pflanzenbau und Agrosystem Modellierung Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Kühne ,   Rötter ,   Abdulai ,   Appiah

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318
Dienstag 09:15 bis
10:45
wöch. 13.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:00 bis
12:00
Präsentation 28.06.2021 bis
28.06.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318
Montag 09:00 bis
17:00
mdl.Prf. 19.07.2021 bis
19.07.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318
Montag 09:00 bis
13:00
mdl.Prf. 11.10.2021 bis
11.10.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318



Kommentar:

Einführung und Übersicht zu den pflanzenbaulich orientierten Landnutzungssystemen in den Tropen und Subtropen unter Berücksichtigung ökologischer Gesichtspunkte. Analyse der Nachhaltigkeit der Pflanzenproduktion unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der physikalischen, chemischen und biologischen Bodenqualität sowie der effizienten Wassernutzung in den saisonalen Tropen.

Kenntnis der Prozesse der Bodendegradierung sowie der Maßnahmen zu deren Kontrolle bzw. Verhinderung in ausgewählten Landnutzungssystemen der Tropen und Subtropen; Kenntnis von Ökosystemfunktionen und deren Synthese in agronomische Konzepte zur Anpassung an ungünstige klimatische und pedologische Bedingungen in den Tropen und Subtropen.



Voraussetzungen:

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse in Bodenkunde und Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften (BSc-Niveau)



Leistungsnachweis:

Fachgespräch und Referat



Organisatorisches:




Literatur:

Kopien von Vorlesungsunterlagen, ausgewählte Kapitel von Lehrbüchern, Script


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P19M: Experimental Techniques in Tropical Agronomy aufklappen  M.SIA.P19M: Experimental Techniques in Tropical Agronomy    
   
SoSe 2021    740513     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Tropischer Pflanzenbau und Agrosystem Modellierung Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Kühne ,   Bode ,   Rötter ,   Abdulai ,   Bracho Mujica

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 12:30 bis
16:00
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L318




Kommentar:

Grundlagen und Einübung der vegetativen und generativen Vermehrungsverfahren im Gewächshaus der Abteilung, Einführung in statistische Versuchsplanung und Auswertung von Gewächshausversuchen, Theorie und Praxis von ökophysiologischen Messverfahren für den Wasserhaushalt und -status sowie Gaswechsel/Photosyntheseraten bei tropischen Nutzpflanzen.

Kenntnisse der botanischen, ökologischen und agronomischen Fakten der vorgestellten Nutzpflanzen und Vermehrungsarten, wissenschaftlich korrekte Beschreibung und Diskussion der Ergebnisse eines Gewächshausversuches, Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Interpretation von Messverfahren zur Beschreibung der physiologischen Zustandsvariablen von tropischen Nutzpflanzen.

 



Voraussetzungen:

Teilnahmevoraussetzung:

Grundkenntnisse in Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften (BSc-Niveau),

erfolgreiche Teilnahme am Modul "Crops and production systems in the tropics



Leistungsnachweis:

Referat und Arbeitsbericht



Organisatorisches:

nicht SoSe 2020



Literatur:

Kopien von Powerpointpräsentationen, ausgewählte Kapitel von Lehrbüchern


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.P23M: Modern Plant Nutrition - Application of Molecular Methods in Plant Nutrition Research aufklappen  M.SIA.P23M: Modern Plant Nutrition - Application of Molecular Methods in Plant Nutrition Research    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0156: Microfinance for the Rural Poor: A Business Class aufklappen  M.Agr.0156: Microfinance for the Rural Poor: A Business Class    
   
SoSe 2021    740762     Blockveranstaltung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Mußhoff ,   Bruns ,   Johnen

Termin

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
keine Angabe 09:00 bis
17:00
Block 09.08.2021 bis
20.08.2021
 




Kommentar:

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students learn concepts of different microfinance instruments, such as microcredit,
microsaving, and microinsurance. Students can critically evaluate the potentials and
drawbacks of microfinance tools for the rural poor. Designing their own business model,
students learn how to properly
• work in groups
• brainstorm an idea
• pitch and argue for their business idea
• write a business plan

Course: Microfinance for the Rural Poor: A Business Class (Block course, Lecture)
Contents:
This module provides students with an overview of microfinance instruments. In groups,
the students will be given case studies involving rural poor from different regions, facing
different problems. The challenge is to apply a microfinance instrument to the respective
case study, making it a business model. Being supported, the groups will need to create
their own business idea, pitch and argue for it and write a business plan to prove it is a
thought through idea.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Presentation (approx. 20 minutes, 40%) and term paper (max. 12
pages, 60%)

Examination requirements:
Good knowledge about microfinance instruments (definition, criticism, and examples),
Applying business ideas in among low-income population (difficulties and chances);
Proper writing of a business plan/ argumentation of an idea).


 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0174 Plant Health Management in Tropical Crops aufklappen  M.Agr.0174 Plant Health Management in Tropical Crops    
   
SoSe 2021    740832     Vorlesung und Seminar    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Abteilung Agrarentomologie Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   von Tiedemann ,   Sirrenberg ,   Weigand ,   Rostás

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 09:15 bis
10:45
wöch. 20.04.2021 bis
13.07.2021
  Pflanzenpa / L07

Gruppe 1. Gruppe

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 14:00 bis
15:00
Online-Klausur 08.10.2021 bis
08.10.2021
  MZG/Blauer / E-Prüfungsraum MZG 1.116

Prüfungstermine: 1. Gruppe

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Freitag 17:00 bis
18:00
Online-Klausur 23.07.2021 bis
23.07.2021
      MZG/Blauer / E-Prüfungsraum MZG 1.116



Kommentar:

Blended learning module; presentation of the most important pests and diseases of the
most important tropical crop plants: symptoms, life cycles and plant health management
(eg. in rice, maize, cacao, coffee, bananas). Additional crops may be included according
to students´ preferences and practical experience. Introduction to relevant international
data banks and networks. Use of scientific videos on selected topics of crop protection in
the tropics and basic training to create own videos.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students are able to recognize pests and diseases of tropical crops as treated in
this course. They critically evaluate scientific and non-scientific publications on crop
protection in the tropics. Students are able to create a scientific presentation according
to the standards of international conferences and use interactive teaching material;
students know the scope and limits of their knowledge in the treated field, they know
where to find relevant, reliable information.



Bemerkung :

The module is designed as a blended learning-course with strong emphasis on digital material and student
based learning. Contact time is reduced to allow thorough preparation of the presentations.



Voraussetzungen:

Basics of plant pathology, including basics of
integrated pest management



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Written exam (45 min, 50%), Student presentation with discussion
( ca. 20 min presentation + ca. 10 min discussion 50%)

Examination requirements:

Written exam: main groups of causal agents,
basic botany of the crop plants treated, basic biology of causal agents (life cycles etc.),
recognition of symptoms, knowledge of control strategies.

Presentation: appropriate according to the
standard of international conferences: relevant and sound content, clear structure, style,
language (written and spoken) and pronunciation, citation and use of sources according
to good scientific practice.


 
Die Überschrift Modul M.SIA. Engineering software in agriculture and livestock farming aufklappen  Modul M.SIA. Engineering software in agriculture and livestock farming    
   
SoSe 2021    740890     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   20     Dozent:   Nasirahmadi

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 14:30 bis
17:00
Klausur 05.07.2021 bis
05.07.2021
 
Montag 14:30 bis
17:00
Klausur 12.07.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 



Kommentar:

Engineering software in agriculture and livestock farming (Seminar, advanced computer programming, field work)

Contents:

  • Introduction to engineering solutions in agriculture and livestock farming
  • Advanced Machine vision for agricultural context
  • Advanced computer programming in MATLAB® software
  • Image and signal processing algorithms in MATLAB®
  • Machine learning algorithms

Training, validation and test set selection in machine learning models

Learning outcome, core skills:

The participants will have gained computer programming skills in image processing, signal processing, machine learning in agriculture and livestock farming. They will also learn about the related software and application in the context.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge of MATLAB, scientific research and data collecting



Leistungsnachweis:

Report (field work) 50% (max. 8 pages), practical exam 50% (software application), attendance is compulsory

Examination prerequisites: Participation in 75% of course



Literatur:

Papajorgji P. J. und P. Pardalos 2006: Software Engineering Techniques Applied to Agricultural System. Springer.

Gonzalez R. C., Woods R. E. and S. L. Eddins 2003: Digital Image Processing Using Matlab. Prentice-Hall, Inc., USA


 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift Development Economics I - M.WIWI-VWL.0008 aufklappen  Development Economics I - M.WIWI-VWL.0008    
 
Die Überschrift Tropical Agricultural and Agroecosystems Sciences aufklappen  Tropical Agricultural and Agroecosystems Sciences    
 
Die Überschrift Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule) aufklappen  Compulsory modules (Pflichtmodule)    
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.SIA I10M Applied statistical modelling aufklappen  M.SIA I10M Applied statistical modelling    
   
SoSe 2021    740623     Vorlesung    5 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Hochschule Dozenten der Universität Kassel, Witzenhausen Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Dozent:   Ludwig

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Dienstag 10:00 bis
12:00
Klausur 20.07.2021 bis
20.07.2021
 
Dienstag 14:00 bis
16:00
Klausur 12.10.2021 bis
12.10.2021
 



Kommentar:

Course: Applied statistical modelling (Exercise, Lecture)
Contents:
Statistical analysis in the agricultural sciences are based primarily on the use of linear
models rer. They cover a wide range of applications concerning the distribution of the
data and model assumptions, and ultimately allow the simultaneous estimation of fixed
and random effects in mixed-th models.
The understanding and application of mixed linear model implies detailed knowledge
of matrix algebra, which will begin the course. The students are at the beginning of the
course put in a position to formulate statistical models. Furthermore, the who-teaches
the basics of programming in R, which is used for homework exercises used.
Different types of linear models are built up gradually and learn how regression models,
classification models, and finally mixed models with fixed and random effects. Other
questions focus on multicollinearity, model selection criteria and the same model
experiments, the corrected estimate mean values and the testing of hypotheses.
Linear models are developed for generalized linear mixed models with link function for
categorical distributed data or data that follow a Poisson distribution (count variable).
Similarly, knowledge about non-parametric test procedures are taught.
A variety of examples and exercises to deepen the theory learned permanently.
Students are motivated on the basis of sample data sets to work on problems
independently. This module generates a substantial understanding and basic knowledge
about statistical Datenanalyse, which can be used for future scientific work in the context
of master's or doctoral theses.

Learning outcome, core skills:
The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the basic concepts of 'linear
models', the 'Generalized linear models' and 'non-parametric estimation procedures',
which now belong to the standard methods in applied statistics. Furthermore, the
practical application of the methods are taught using the statistical software package R.



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination: Prüfung: Klausur (120 Minuten)
Examination requirements:
One written exam with two parts. Knowledge of basic statistical terms and approaches,
linear and generalized linear models and non-parametric estimation procedures. Ability
to apply the methods and models to real data by using the software package R.



Literatur:

Additional notes and regulations:
Literature:
Lecture notes
Searle S. R. (1982) Matrix Algebra Useful for Statistics, Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics.
Mrode R. A. (2005) Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values, CABI Publishing.
Dobson A. & Barnett A. (2008) An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, Chapman & Hall.
Wood S. (2006) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Generalized-Additive-Models-Introduction-R/dp/1584884746/
ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228725710&sr=1-6Generalized Additive Models: An Introduction with
R , Chapman & Hall..


 
Die Überschrift Winter term aufklappen  Winter term    
 
Die Überschrift Mandatory modules (Wahlpflichtmodule) aufklappen  Mandatory modules (Wahlpflichtmodule)    
 
Die Überschrift Summer term aufklappen  Summer term    
 
Die Überschrift M.Agr.0056: Plant breeding methodology and genetic resources aufklappen  M.Agr.0056: Plant breeding methodology and genetic resources    
   
SoSe 2021    740411     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Pflanzenzüchtung Teilnehmer/-in:   25     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Link ,   Nagel ,   N.N.

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 16:15 bis
17:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L04
Donnerstag 14:15 bis
15:45
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L02

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 12:00 bis
14:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
  Agrarwisse / L01
Montag 15:00 bis
16:30
Wiederh. Klausur 18.10.2021 bis
18.10.2021
  Agrarwisse / L01



Kommentar:

Dieses Modul und das Modul "Genetic Principles of Plant Breeding" ergänzen sich wechselseitig

Contents:
Principles of breeding methodology: Response to selection, breeding methods for clonal,
line, hybrid and population cultivars.
Marker assisted selection for monogenic and polygenic traits.
Use of plant genetic resources: wild species, ex-situ and in-situ conservation, on-farm
management.
Breeding for marginal environments, demonstrated with examples from temperate and
tropical regions.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Students learn the integration of classical and molecular approaches to solve present
problems in plant breeding. Social aspects have to be considered.
Students learn, in own presentations, to draw critical conclusions from recent research
papers and to communicate these to other students.



Voraussetzungen:

Basic knowledge (B.Sc. level) in genetics and plant
breeding



Leistungsnachweis:

Prüfung: Klausur (Gewicht: 80%, Dauer: 90 Minuten) und Präsentation, Referat
oder Korreferat (Gewicht: 20%, Dauer: ca. 20 Minuten)

Examination: Written exam (90 minutes, 80%) and presentation (approx. 20
minutes, 20%)
Examination requirements:
Population Genetics, Application of Markers in Plant Breeding, Concepts of using
genetic resources in plant breeding. Good knowledge on: "Pre-Breeding", categories and
methods in Plant Breeding.


 
Die Überschrift M.Forst.1521: Ecopedology of the tropics and suptropics aufklappen  M.Forst.1521: Ecopedology of the tropics and suptropics    
   
SoSe 2021    700233     Vorlesung mit Übung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Fakultät Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften Abteilung Abteilung Ökopedologie der Tropen und Subtropen Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Zugeordnete Lehrpersonen:   Veldkamp ,   Martinson

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
12:00
wöch. 15.04.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  Forst Bü 2 / FSR 2.1
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
12:00
wöch. 24.06.2021 bis
15.07.2021
  Forst Bü 2 / F 02

Prüfungstermine:

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
12:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
  Forst Bü 2 / F 02
Donnerstag 10:15 bis
12:00
Klausur 22.07.2021 bis
22.07.2021
  Forst Bü 2 / FSR 2.1



Kommentar:

Contents:
Part I: General introduction in soils of the tropics and subtropics, their functions, genesis, geography and properties. Objective: general understanding of the most important aspects of tropical soils, their occurrence, genesis, properties and use. The following topics will be discussed: Introduction; Climate, water and vegetation; Weathering and weathering products, clay minerals; Soil organic matter, C and N dynamic; Soil chemical reactions, variable charge; Soil forming processes and development of soils; Water and nutrient cycling of land use systems; Tropical shield areas (example: Amazon basin); Arid shields and platforms (example: West Africa); Tropical mountain areas (example: Andes); Fluvial and coastal areas in the tropics (example: coastal areas in Asia).

Part II: Introduction in the description and classification of soils, using in international system (FAO). Objective: understanding the principles of the FAO soil profile description and classification. The course consists of introductory lectures in which the principles of the FAO soil description and classification will be explained. This knowledge will be practiced using examples of soil profiles from different tropical countries. The second part consists of a practical week during which soil profile descriptions and evaluations will be exercised in the field. We will visit three contrasting sites around Göttingen where a site and soil description will be made. The work will be done in small groups. Students discuss their results in a report.

Learning outcome, core skills:
General understanding of the most important aspects of tropical and subtropical soils, their occurrence, genesis, geography, properties and use. Understanding the principles of the international FAO soil profile description and classification.



Voraussetzungen:

Introductory course in soil science

Ökopedologie I oder gleichwertige Kenntnisse

(aV)



Leistungsnachweis:

Examination:

Term paper (10 pages) and written exam (2 hours) (Modulprüfung)



Literatur:

Lecture notes exist and will be made available through Stud.IP (aV)


 
Die Überschrift M.SIA.A03M: International and tropical food microbiology and hygiene aufklappen  M.SIA.A03M: International and tropical food microbiology and hygiene    
   
SoSe 2021    740417     Vorlesung    4 SWS    ECTS-Punkte: 6     Abteilung Mikrobiologie und Tierhygiene Teilnehmer/-in:   30     Dozent:   N.N.

Termine

Tag Zeit Turnus Termin fällt aus am Lehrperson Raum
Montag 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 12.04.2021 bis
12.07.2021
 
Mittwoch 10:15 bis
11:45
wöch. 14.04.2021 bis
14.07.2021
 




Kommentar:

Course: International and tropical food microbiology and hygiene (Exercise,
Lecture)
Contents:
Infectious and toxic pathogens cause most of the food-borne impacts on human health
all over the world. Global markets require an international surveillance system together
with standardized food hygiene regulations. This module will give a generalized view
of currently and internationally relevant food-borne zoonotic diseases, epidemics and
food hygiene programs together with a specialized view on the conditions in subtropical
and tropical countries. The biology of infectious agents (parasites, fungi, yeasts,
bacteria, viruses, prions, together with their toxins) responsible for contaminations
and intoxications of human food of animal origin will be discussed in detail. Some of
these germs cause severe zoonotic diseases with a lethal potential for humans or
certain age groups. Special characteristics of germ resistance in the food matrices
meet, milk and eggs as well as in the corresponding products are elucidated along the
complete manufacturing processes: from stable to table. Deterioration and spoilage
of foodstuffs by microorganisms will be discussed as well. Diagnostic methods
presently available for the detection of contaminated or spoiled nourishments and new
biotechnological approaches in future assay designs will be analysed. The adaptation of
practical hygiene and standardized quality management adjustment factors to various
animal production systems (ruminants, pigs, poultry) as well as to the subsequent
production processes will be explained together with the corresponding management
measurements. This includes food conservation procedures, germ depletion and

eradication techniques (cleaning, disinfection, autoclaving, sterilization). Beside negative
microbial effects influencing food quality, positive effects especially of bacteria and
fungi in food production will also be presented. Biotechnological aspects of genetic
engineering of foodstuff supplements or directed genetic germ design will be discussed.
In a laboratory course on food microbiology, this module will also communicate wellestablished
techniques of microbiological and parasitological diagnostics in food
matrices. Students will be practically trained in classical methods and in modern 29
biochemical, immunological, biotechnological and molecular biological techniques for the
detection of food-borne infectious agents, toxins and noxious substances.

Learning outcome, core skills:
Based on a scientific and practical up-to-date level, students know to evaluate and
develop modern and effective food hygiene concepts and to integrate them into
complex quality management programs. Graduates are competent to implement and
to communicate their knowledge in a multidisciplinary occupational area establishing
epizootic control programs in food microbiology and hygiene. They are able to
understand international experts of public health authorities and collaborate in
international and multidisciplinary platforms including control, monitoring, and research.



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