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Verktyg för framtidens lantbruks-och trädgårdsproduktion

Thematic content:

The course provides an overall picture of today's crop production systems as well as their development opportunities, risks and threats they face. The course deals with the practical application and integration of precision technology in modern crop cultivation, including underlying theories and knowledge requirements. This includes the transformation and visualization of data that supports decision making and implementation through data analysis.

Also included is an introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA) with definition of purpose, system boundaries and functional unit, as well as comparison with other methods for sustainability evaluation and discussions on application and interpretation of results from LCA and other sustainability analyses.

Current problems with relevance for sustainable development are discussed and described from a systems perspective that includes economic, environmental and social dimensions. Different solutions are discussed and how different production systems and their sustainability can be affected by different factors.

The course covers how agriculture is affected by national and EU agricultural policy, global events and trade, world market prices, climate change, etc.


The course uses different teaching methods to promote the students learning and discussions through: literature studies, lectures, exercises, study visits, project work, seminars/presentations.

The course focuses on following general competencies: critical thinking, problem solving, digital competence, use of technology, oral and written communication.

The following components are compulsory: Collaboration with the surrounding community takes place through study visits and guest lecturer’s active in the area.

Course evaluation

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LB0128-30296 - Course evaluation report

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Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Syllabus for Horticultural Management – Gardening and Horticultural Production (BSc) Agriculture and Rural Management (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G2F)
Subject: Horticultural Science Agricultural Science
Course code: LB0128 Application code: SLU-30296 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%