BIOL40600 Economic Development & World Agricultural Markets (JLU)

Academic Year 2020/2021

The module focusses on the following subjects:
Underdevelopment, poverty and hunger: a survey and understanding of causes
Role of the agricultural sector and agricultural policy in the developing world
Sustainable development
Growth, transformation and development
Globalisation from the perspective of the developing world
Features of world agricultural markets
Activities of international organisation and their influence on world agricultural trade

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The student will be able to:
Analyse and systematise the problem of development in its various dimensions and to establish connections to poverty, hunger and malnutrition;
Provide explanatory approaches to the existence of underdevelopment, poverty and food insecurity;
Assess agricultural and developmental policy measures and problem solving strategies;
Understand the characteristics of world agricultural markets as well as price formation on and interdependencies between such markets;
Explain the influence of national and international agricultural market policy on world agricultural trade;
Understand the relationship between agricultural trade and economic development.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Interactive - lectures and small groups as well as seminars 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination as per JLU Regulations Unspecified No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.


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