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Agriculture, Economics and Nature

Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive. Governments depend on economic information to make good policy decisions on behalf of the community. This course will help you to contribute to better decision making by farmers, or by agencies servicing agriculture, and it will help you to understand why farmers respond to policies and economic opportunities in the ways they do. You can use this course to improve your skills and knowledge and to assess whether this is a subject that you'd like to study further. The course includes high-quality video lectures, interviews with experts, demonstrations of how to build economic models in spreadsheets, practice quizzes, and a range of recommended readings and optional readings. Assessment is by quizzes and a final exam. The key economic principles that we’ll learn about can help us understand changes that have occurred in agriculture, and support improved decision making about things like agricultural production methods, agricultural input levels, resource conservation, and the balance between agricultural production and its environmental impacts. There are literally thousands of agricultural economists around the world who work on these issues, so there is a wealth of knowledge to draw on for the course. Watch a brief video about our course here: https://youtu.be/Y8OGswUXx48

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Rating 4.7 based on 67 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Nov 30 (yesterday)
Cost $49
From University of Western Australia via Coursera
Instructors Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD, Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, PhD
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Business
Tags Social Sciences Economics

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I will recommend it to anyone who wants to begin a PhD in Agricultural Economics.

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I is very useful to revise important economic and environmental concepts and also to learn more agriculture.

Such an informative course NIce course got a brief idea about agriculture by one of the renowned teacher David Pannell sir Interesting course on Agriculture and Economics, very useful to revise important economic concepts and also to learn more about agriculture.

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Good course on agricultural economics & nature.

I have a masters in Agricultural Economics and majored in resource and environmental economics.

i learned quite a bit from this course although it was a little bit off my original target which were agricultural economics.

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I learnt a lot that I think it will help me in my field.

I had a great experience and learnt a lot especially as my background is not in agriculture.

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i love this so much on the basics, not too much new to evaluate the relationship between nature and agriculture.

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It is very useful for me.Thanks Prof. David The course had good structure and the videos were explanatory and relevant, backed up with insightful readings and interviews.

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Rating 4.7 based on 67 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Nov 30 (yesterday)
Cost $49
From University of Western Australia via Coursera
Instructors Professor David Pannell, BSc(Agric), BEc, PhD, Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, Jacob Hawkins, BA(Biol), MESM, PhD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Business
Tags Social Sciences Economics

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