AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

AGR3MGT

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to give a comprehensive overview of the management and policy issues surrounding current and likely global Climate Change. Students will demonstrate knowledge of past and present climates, an understanding of the science behind anthropogenic global warming, the current state of knowledge on likely Climate Change scenarios, and mitigation and adaptation efforts and the issues for agribusiness management. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of current Government policy and management systems and develop problem-solving skills as applied to Climate Change management adaptation and mitigation options. Students will be able to evaluate the significance of new Climate Change research and will gain sufficient knowledge to be able develop agribusiness management options.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdapting agriculture to climate changeRecommendedHowden, S., Soussana, J, Tubiello, F, Chhetri, N, Dunlop, M & Meinke, H 2007PROCEEDINGS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, DECEMBER 11, USA, PP. 19691-19696.
ReadingsAdaptive Capacity Spatial Assessment ToolRecommendedN/AHTTP://APSRUNET.APSIM.INFO/VULNERABILITYASSESSMENTAUSTRALIA/VA15.HTM
ReadingsAgribusiness GippslandRecommendedN/AAGRIBUSINESSGIPPSLAND.COM.AU/
ReadingsAustralian Centre for International Agricultural ResearchRecommendedN/AWWW.ACIAR.GOV.AU
ReadingsAustralian Government Bureau of Meteorology - Climate change & variabilityRecommendedN/AHTTP://WWW.BOM.GOV.AU/CLIMATE/CHANGE/?REF=FTR#TABS=CLIMATE-UPDATES
ReadingsAustralian Government Bureau of Meteorology - Water and the Land Agriculture ServicesRecommendedN/AHTTP://WWW.BOM.GOV.AU/WATL/INDEX.SHTML
ReadingsBirchip Cropping GroupRecommendedN/AWWW.BCG.ORG.AU
ReadingsCRC Future Farm IndustriesRecommendedN/AWWW.FUTUREFARMCRC.COM.AU
ReadingsCSIRO Plant IndustryRecommendedN/AWWW.CSIRO.AU/ORG/PI.HTML
ReadingsCSIRO Sustainable Agriculture FlagshipRecommendedN/AWWW.CSIRO.AU/ORG/SAF-OVERVIEW.HTML
ReadingsClimate adaptation futuresRecommendedPalutikof, J, Boulter, S, Ash, A, Stafford Smith, M (eds.), 2013WILEY BLACKWELL, LONDON.
ReadingsConservation Farmers Inc.RecommendedN/AWWW.CFI.ORG.AU
ReadingsDepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries and ForestryRecommendedN/AWWW.DAFF.GOV.AU
ReadingsGlobal Sustainability as a Business ImperativeRecommendedWankel, C & Stoner, J (eds.) 2011PALGRAVE MCMILLAN, USA.
ReadingsGrains Research and Development CorporationRecommendedN/AWWW.GRDC.COM.AU
ReadingsLand and Water AustraliaRecommendedN/AWWW.LWA.GOV.AU
ReadingsLandcare VictoriaRecommendedN/AWWW.LANDCAREVIC.NET.AU
ReadingsManaging Climate variability R&D ProgramRecommendedN/AHTTP://WWW.CLIMATEKELPIE.COM.AU/UNDERSTAND-CLIMATE/WEATHER-AND-CLIMATE-DRIVERS
ReadingsManaging wicked problems in agribusiness: the role of multi-stakeholder engagements in value creationRecommendedDentoni, D, Hospes, O & Ross, R 2012INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT REVIEW, VOL. 15, SPECIAL ISSUE B, PP. 1-12.
ReadingsMeat and Livestock AustraliaRecommendedN/AWWW.MLA.COM.AU
ReadingsNational Association for Sustainable AgricultureRecommendedN/AWWW.NASAA.COM.AU
ReadingsNational Centre for Rural Greenhouse Gas ResearchRecommendedN/AWWW.DPI.NSW.GOV.AU/RESEARCH/ALLIANCES/NCRGGR
ReadingsNational Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary IndustriesRecommendedN/ACCRSPI.COM.AU/
ReadingsNew South Wales Industry and InvestmentRecommendedN/AWWW.INDUSTRY.NSW.GOV.AU
ReadingsPrimary Industries Adaptation Research Network (PIARN)RecommendedN/AHTTP://WWW.PIARN.ORG.AU
ReadingsPrimary industries, enterprises and communities adapting to climate changeRecommendedN/AHTTP://WWW.CSIRO.AU/ORGANISATION-STRUCTURE/FLAGSHIPS/CLIMATE-ADAPTATION-FLAGSHIP/
ReadingsState of the climate 2012, http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/Climate/Understanding/State-of-the-Climate-2012RecommendedN/AHTTP://CLIMATECHANGEINAUSTRALIA.COM.AU/
ReadingsThe greening of food, farming and agriculture green economics (handbook of green economics)RecommendedKennet, M, De Oliveira, M, Blunkett-Ord, R & Mahendra, A (eds.) 2013THE GREEN ECONOMICS INSTITUTE, UK.
ReadingsVictoria Department of Primary IndustriesRecommendedN/AWWW.DPI.VIC.GOV.AU
ReadingsVictorian Department of Sustainability and EnvironmentRecommendedN/AWWW.DSE.VIC.GOV.AU
ReadingsWorld Wildlife FundRecommendedN/AWWW.WWF.ORG.AU/OURWORK/INDUSTRY/AGRICULTURE

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Epping, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay (1500 words)35
Roleplay, report & presentation (10 min role play, 15 min presentation, 750 words group report)45
Tutorial Exercises (2 x 30 minute presentations)20