Module:Organic systems

Module details

  • Module code

    4278
  • Module leader

    Dr Jessica Stokes
  • Module Level

    7
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    39 hours

Module content

In this module students will be introduced to organic, regenerative farming principles and practices, having the opportunity to critic the role of an integrated organic system, in restoring soils, environment and nature; climate change mitigation, human health and wellbeing, animal welfare, communities and society. Students will investigate and evaluate the current market, policy and knowledge exchange mechanisms, and future opportunities and requirements for powering up such practices across the food and farming sector

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the role and impact organic, regenerative practices can play to the future of food, farming, environment and society
  2. Evaluate consumer interest in, and regulatory/market standards which incentivise organic produces and the impacts they have on market outlets for suppliers from developed and emerging economies.
  3. Understand current and future UK, EU and global policy mechanisms required to power up organic, regenerative farming.
  4. Explain the role of knowledge exchange mechanisms, such as communities of practice, community supported agriculture and farmer led innovation programmes to inspire farmers and facilitate wider uptake of organic practices.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Essay Critical review essay 60%
Poster Product investigation poster 40%

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