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Food and Fibre Production in a Global Market
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Online & on-campus
- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the students should be able to:
- Describe Australian agricultural and horticultural industries from a historical, contemporary and future perspective.
- Conduct comparative and competitive advantage and SWOT analyses that appraise the growth and sustainability of agricultural industries.
- Identify innovative technologies, processes, and integration platforms in contemporary Australian agriculture.
- Tasmanian Primary Industries
- Australian Primary Industries
- Competitive and Comparative
- Advantage New Industries and Opportunities
- Economics of Global Trade
- Red Meat Industry
- Sheep Industry
- Dairy Industry Innovations in Dairy
- Perennial Horticulture
- Wine Industry
- Grains Industry
- Extractive Crops and Essential Oils
- Vegetable Industry
- Major Challenges in Australian Agriculture
- Community and Urban
- Agriculture AgTech and Innovation
- Food Processing
- Supply Chains & Value Adding
- Food Safety & Traceability Review
No eligibility requirements
- Attendance requirements - Practical and tutorial sessions will involve guest speakers, group discussions and a 3.5 day field trip to the north-west of the State during the mid-semester break.
Approximately two thirds of Australia's agricultural commodities are exported each year, generating $50 billion. This subject provides an understanding of historical developments, current status and future opportunities and challenges of the dominant agricultural and horticultural industries in Tasmania and Australia. Key factors involved in establishing new industries and the importance of comparative and competitive advantages to the ongoing success of existing industries in a competitive global market are considered. The concepts of supply chains, value chains, value adding and quality assurance, and food and fibre processing are introduced. Practical and tutorial sessions will involve guest speakers, group discussions and a 3.5 day field trip to the north-west of the State during the mid-semester break.
- Examination - Take Home (40%)
- Report (30%)
- SWOT Analysis (20%)
- Oral Presentation (10%)
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