|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Topics include the reasons for, and analysis of, government intervention in the agri-food sector; the policy objectives and instruments of government intervention in selected countries; agricultural protectionism and the World Trade Organization; international trade and food safety; and world food security.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- explain the reasons for government intervention in the agri-food sectors of several countries and identify the policy objectives being pursued;
- critically analyse the economic effects, including the trade and welfare effects, of the policy instruments employed;
- synthesise the current policy issues in the agri-food sectors of the world economy including issues such as trade and the volatility of food prices, and trade and food safety;
- critically analyse the issue of world food security;
- explain the position of agriculture in the WTO; and critically appraise the current proposals under negotiation in the WTO.
High level of development: written communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; critical thinking.
Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
Some level of development: oral communication.