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Agricultural Policy (5 cr)

Code: KA00BW79-3005

General information


Enrollment

19.04.2021 - 09.01.2022

Timing

10.01.2022 - 29.04.2022

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences

Teachers

  • Jyrki Rajakorpi

Responsible person

Jyrki Rajakorpi

Student groups

  • AGRO20B
  • AGRO20A

Objective

The student is familiar with the scientific foundation of the agricultural policy and the contents and tasks. The student understands the basic concepts of the agricultural policy and knows the different sectors of the agricultural policy. The student is familiar with the background of the EU agricultural policy, the objectives and basic principles and understands an international agreement and decision-making process. The student can explain the administration of the agricultural, vocational and commercial organizations in Finland

Content

Scientific foundation, contents and tasks of the agricultural policy. Concepts and sectors of the agricultural policy. International agreement and decision-making process of the agricultural policy (WTO etc.), Agricultural policy of the EU, the EU and national legislation, Laws and regulations connected to EU subsidies, Filling-in of EU subsidy forms, the significance of planning.

Materials

The literature will be announced in the beginning of the course.
The material produced by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Lessons. Group exercises and presentations.

Employer connections

Experts from Administration visit the course.

Student workload

The student's work consists of participation in the contact teaching, of becoming acquainted with studying material and of the making of the exercises and of the reporting. The study module includes teamwork. 5* 26,7 hours = 134 hours of which 50% is class working 50% of independent learning.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Level 1: The student understands the main principles of the EU agricultural policy and scientific foundation of the agricultural policy. The student knows the main concepts of the agricultural policy. The student is able to search for information about the subsidy systems.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Level 3: The student understands the scientific foundation of the agricultural policy and understands the backgrounds and changes in agricultural policy of the EU. The student knows the main concepts of the agricultural policy. The student can search for information about the subsidy systems and can utilise information in the practical planning.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Level 5: The student understands the scientific foundation of the agricultural policy. The student understands international agricultural policy and is able to analyze changes. The student knows the concepts of the agricultural policy. The student can utilise information about the subsidy systems widely in the practical planning.

Assessment methods and criteria

Check the grading criteria.

Qualifications

Introduction to agribusiness.