Economics of the agro-food processing businesses


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE ECO0015 SEMESTER 8th , 6th
COURSE TITLE Economics of the agro-food processing businesses
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and Laboratory Exercises / Practice Exercises 5 5
 
 
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific area, skill development
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01224/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
The aim of the course if to provide students with knowledge of the basic concepts of the economics of agro-food processing businesses. In particular, upon the completion of the course, students should   be able to :

(a) Apprehend the principles and the structure of the agro-food industry.

(b) Understand the multidimensional role of processing enterprises in both national and global economy.

(c) Analyze topics related to the operation and management of agro-food processing industries.

(d) Understand the market structure and the related policies that affect agro-food processing enterprises.

 

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
·         Concept and significance of agro-food processing.

·         Role of agro-food processing

·         Basic economic principles of processed agricultural production.

·         Cost of processed agro-food products.

·         Feasibility study in the food industry.

·         Administration, management and finance of food processing industries.

·         Economies of scale – Market structure – Competition.

·         Game theory.

·         Raw materials supply.

·         Price and distribution policy of processed products.

·         Emerging companies. Horizontal and vertical integration.

·         Life cycle of agro-food products.

·         Case studies

 

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
In classroom (face to face)
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
e-class platform, e-media use, power point presentations
TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 45
Practice exercises 20
Team or individual projects in the classroom 25
Individual study 35
Course total 125
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Written exams at the end of the semester

Individual or team projects

Students having ascertained dyslexia problems are examined with oral methods

Students have access to their essay at any time

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Semos A. Processing of Agricultural Products – Economics, Organization, Food Production. Ziti Publications, 2010.

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

Teacher (full name): Elena Raptou
Contact details: elenra@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examinations will be carried out according to the examination program that will be announced by the secretariat of the Department

The examination in the course will be written and carried out using e-class.

First, students will have to join Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business in order to be identified. The link of the Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business meeting will be sent to students via e-class, exclusively to the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance teaching. Students will have to log in to the examination room through their institutional account; otherwise they will not be able to participate. Before the start of the exam, students will show their identity card to the camera, so that they can be identified

Then, students will join e-class for their examination. Students will have to answer 20 questions (True or False). Each of the questions is scored with 0.5 credits.

 

Pasture and grazing land management


  1. Course outline
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   AGRON1020 Semester     6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE Pasture and grazing land management
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/pasture-and-grazing-land-management/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

 

•    identify the rangeland vegetation types.

•    estimate the carrying capacity of a rangeland.

•    recognise degraded rangelands and to design restoration activities.

•    choose and suggest the appropriate grazing system.

•    manage pastures.

 

General capabilities
  • Independent work (assignment)
  • Respecting the natural environment
  • Respecting cultural diversity

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
·        Terminology.

·        Pasture species.

·        Pasture development and management.

·        Classification of natural rangelands. Flora of natural rangelands.

·        Management of natural rangelands.

·        Restoration of natural rangelands.

·        Determination of forage production, grazing capacity and grazing pressure.

·        Grazing systems.

·        Environmental effects of grazing.

·        The contribution of new technologies in the management of natural rangelands and pastures.

 

 

 

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARINING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 50
Laboratory courses 25
Written assignment – Presentation
Independent study 50
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
 

•       Nastis, A.S. and Tsiouvaras, C.N. (2009). Rangeland Management and Restoration. University Studio Press. p. 156.

•       Sarlis, G.P. (1998). Management and Restoration of Grazinglands. Part 1st. Stamouli publications. p. 344.

•       Sarlis, G.P. (1998). Management and Restoration of Grazinglands. Part 2nd. Stamouli publications. p. 202.

•       Tsiouvaras, C.N. (2011). Pastures – Forages – Rangeland management. Textbook. p. 80.

 

 

Pesticide Application Equipment


COURSE CONTENT

– Introduction – benefits and problems of chemical plant protection
– Formulation of plant protection products – additives
– Surfactants – organosilicons – oils
– Types of plant protection products
– Labelling of plant protection products – danger symbols
– Types of pesticide spraying equipment (spreaders, dusters, air sprayers, compressed air sprayers, knapsack sprayers, mist blowers)
– Types of pesticide spray equipment (precision sprayer, controlled droplet applicator, wick weeder)
– Hydraulic sprayers – air-assisted sprayers
– Nozzles (types, parts, construction materials, operation)
– Factors affecting spraying
– Pesticide spray drit
– Personal protective equipment during spraying
– Good Agricultural Practices with emphasis on plant protection

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• understand specific technical concepts related to the types and operation of spraying equipment
• understand safety issues in the use of plant protection products

TEACHING AND LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS

Use of information technology (power point, video)

The evaluation of the students is done with written exams in the theory of the course at the end of the semester.

RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dimopoulos, B. 2010. “Plant protection products – Action method and applications in Greece”, EMVRYO Publications – STYLIANOS VASILEIADIS, Athens

Farm Management and Organization


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0003 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Farm management and Organization
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0006.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:

  • techniques available to monitor, analyse and improve the financial performance of a farm business at both enterprise and whole-farm levels.
  • factors which affect the efficient use of the principal fixed farm resources – land, labour, machinery and capital.
  • practise the planning of the use of these resources in the preparation of a whole farm physical and financial plan.
  • skills of acquiring and analysing farm data, determining and presenting in written form recommended courses of action.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
1. Concept, definition, organization and management of farms

2. Purpose and content of the organization and management of farms,

3. Planning the organization and management of farms

4. Organizing and managing applications for farms

5. Control of the organization and management of farms

6. Decision-making,

7. Methods of planning and reorganization of holdings,

8. Agricultural product pricing (concepts, definitions)

9. Agricultural product costing methods

10. Costing techniques),

11. Applications

12. Applications

13. Applicationσ

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE Powerpoint,

videos e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 15
Written assignement 15
Independent study 56
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·       Μαρτίκα Βαρκιτζή, Το management στον αγροτικό χώρο, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2006.

·       Παπαναγιώτου, “Οικονομική Παραγωγής γεωργικών Προϊόντων, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσ/κη, 2005.

 

 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Water Pollution


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE AGRON1013 SEMESTER 6th, 8th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER POLLUTION
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and laboratory course 4 5
     
     
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Skill Development
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: Νο
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO126/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
·        Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge on protection of water resources and basic environmental threats to surface and groundwater bodies
General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

·        Independent work

·        Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

·        Development of inductive reasoning

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       The concept of aquatic ecosystem.

2.       Legislation for the protection of aquatic ecosystems.

3.       Functions and principles.

4.       Natural and mankind changes in aquatic ecosystems.

5.       Environmental parameters in surface waters.

6.       Agropollutants in aquatic ecosystems.

7.       Sampling methods.

8.       Determination of agropollutants in surface waters.

9.       Instrumental analytical techniques

10.   Eutrophication

11.   Adverse effects on aquatic organisms.

12.   Interference of agroecosystems with aquatic ecosystems.

13.   Case studies

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
·        Power point, videos

·        e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 52
   Essay 28
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

   
   
   
   
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
§  [2771]: ΥΓΡΟΤΟΠΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ, Σ.Ε. ΤΣΙΟΥΡΗΣ, Π.Α. ΓΕΡΑΚΗΣ  Λεπτομέρειες

§  [18548675]: Υδραυλική περιβάλλοντος και ποιότητα επιφανειακών υδάτων, Αντωνόπουλος Βασίλειος Ζ.  Λεπτομέρειες

§               Miklas Scholz. Wetlands for Water Pollution Control (Second Edition). Elsevier, 2015

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Zisis Vryzas
Contact details: zvryzas@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) Christos Alexoudis
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methos (e-class, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams), provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination of the course is carried out on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department, through e-class and Skype for Business or MS Teams. Students must accept the terms and conditions (https://students.duth.gr) for their participation to distance examination process and have been registered to the e-class course page (https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO126/ ). Students must connect to Skype for Business or MS teams, for identification reasons via the link provided through e-class platform. The exam lasts 15 minutes and each student should answer 20 questions. Detailed information is provided in the beginning of the examination period, through e-class, to all students registered in the course.