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Agroecology: Working with the complexity of farming systems

Syftet med kursen är att ge dig som är intresserad av global utveckling en introduktion till analyser av komplexa lantbrukssystem.

Information from the course leader

Welcome to the online Agroecology course 2024!

Course literature

All literature will be available in Canvas by course start

Key readings:

  1. Armson, R. 201 Growing Wings on the Way: Systems Thinking for Messy Situations. Triarchy Press Limited, 2011. Chapters 3, 4 and pages 149-153.
  2. Gliessman, S. R. 2015. Agroecology. The ecology of food systems. Third edition. CRC Press. 371 pp. Chapters 1, 2, 24, 25, 26.
  3. Holland, J. 2007. Tools for institutional, political, and social analysis of policy reform: a sourcebook for development practitioners.
  4. Geir Lieblein, Edvin Østergaard & Charles Francis. 200 Becoming an Agroecologist through Action Education. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2:3, 147-153,
  5. Wells, S. 2006. Force Field Analysis. Mini-Tutorial Quality Management. 4 p.
  6. Wilson, J. 1992. Changing Agriculture. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, pp.80 (pages in the course: 7-15, 24-26, 36-38 and 40-54).

Additional readings:

  1. Berry, W. 1990. The Pleasure of Eating. In: Robert Clark (Ed) Our Sustainable Table, North Point Press, 1990.
  2. Kloppenburg et al., (1996). Coming in to the Foodshed. Agriculture and Human Values. 13, 33-4
  3. IPES-Food. 2016. From uniformity to diversity: a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems. International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food systems.

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

LB0121-30312 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for LB0121

Academic year 2022/2023

Agroecology: Working with the complexity of farming systems (LB0121-30110)

2023-01-16 - 2023-02-15

Academic year 2021/2022

Agroecology: Working with the complexity of farming systems (LB0121-30219)

2022-01-17 - 2022-02-17

Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Agriculture Programme - Rural Development Agriculture Programme - Food Agriculture Programme - Soil/Plant Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Agricultural Science Agricultural science
Course code: LB0121 Application code: SLU-30312 Location: Uppsala Distance course: Yes Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 50%