- History of agricultural production and prices
- Agricultural products’ demand
- Agricultural products’ supply
- The 2007 food price crisis
- Resource usage 1: Land and soils
- Food security
- Resource usage 2: Water
- Resource usage 3: Nutrients
- Resource usage 4: Pesticides
- Kadambot Siddique interview
Agriculture Economics and Nature
Enrol in Coursera’s Agriculture, Economics and Nature Course to become an expert in agricultural economics and agricultural policies.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
The Coursera Agriculture, Economics and Nature Course in partnership with The University of Western Australia, is an ideal institution for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the economics of agriculture. This course enables you to make meaningful contributions to decision making in farmer circles. It helps you understand the response of farmers to new reforms and policies, and why they react the way they do.
The Agriculture, Economics and Nature Programme includes a lot of expert interviews for you to learn from. Moreover, the course empowers you with the techniques to build efficient economic models using the economic principles learned throughout the training. The lessons also throw light on the various changes in areas like agricultural production methods, resource conservation, agricultural input levels, and the impact agriculture has on the economy.
Coursera’s Agriculture, Economics, and Nature Course comes with high-quality video lectures, practical Excel-sheet demonstrations, practice exercises, and a ton of reading to help you solidify your knowledge. The final assessment is based upon points scored in practice quizzes and the final exam. Further, the course is a 100 percent online learning experience, which comes with flexible deadlines and an industry-recognised certificate on completion.
- Approx. 17 hours to complete
- Beginner Level
- Flexible deadlines
- 100 percent online training
- The University of Western Australia offers
- The medium of learning: English
- Shareable Certificate
- Flexible learning
- Self paced training module
- Quizzes for evaluation
- 100% online training
- Shareable course completion certificate
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
You can opt for the option of auditing the whole course if you’re not sure about investing in the Agriculture, Economics and Nature course. In that case, you can audit the entire programme and can pay just for the graded assignment and certificate, the price of which is mentioned below.
Agriculture, Economics and Nature Course Fee Details
certificate providing authority
To earn a Coursera certificate for the Agriculture, Economics and Nature programme, you need to satisfy the minimum passing criteria and pass all the projects in the curriculum. Also, you must buy the course to get a certificate. The deadline for the certification is 180 days. After 180 days, you will have to pay the fee again to be eligible for the certificate.
What you will learn
Upon completion of the Agriculture, Economics, and Nature course, you will have:
- In-depth knowledge about the reasons behind the 2007 global food crisis
- Understanding the changes that have been observed in agriculture production and prices over the years
- Ability to analyze various economic trends in agriculture
- Knowledge about agricultural issues like herbicide resistance, climate change, and water availability
- Techniques to quantify the relationship between economics and agriculture like analyzing the relationship between input and output
- Ability to choose the best input level and flat payoff functions
- Understanding the economics of land conservation, agri-environmental projects, and various government policies in agriculture
To enroll for the Act on Climate Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action course, follow these steps:
- Visit the course page.
- Log in through your credentials.
- Search for the “Agriculture, Economics and Nature” course in Coursera’s course catalog.
- On the top left and the bottom left of the course page, you’ll find the “Enroll for free” button. Click on the button.
- A pop-up page will appear, with two options, purchase course and audit only. Make a choice between the two.
- Auditing the course will render some of the content like graded assignments locked. The purchase course option will take you to a payment gateway, completing which you can access the fully unlocked course.
Filling the form
To enroll in the Agriculture, Economics and Nature programme by Coursera, sign up on Coursera with your account credentials. To view the programme material, you need to access the free audit option. Candidates who upgrade from the free course will get a certificate as well.
Agricultural production and its reliance on natural resources
Resource and environmental challenges facing agriculture
- Water pollution
- Dryland salinity
- Pesticide bans
- Phosphorus supply
- Water shortages
- Herbicide resistance
- Interview - Michael Robertson, CSIRO
The economics of agricultural inputs
- Production functions
- Fertilizer and Crop Yield
- Building a spreadsheet to maximize profit
- Profit maximization
- Flat payoff functions
- Considering pollution in input decisions
- Interview - David Brown, Farmer
The economics of land conservation
- Resource conservation in farming
- Accounting for time
- Costs and benefits of resource conservation over time
- Case study: conservation agriculture
- Building a spreadsheet for discounting benefits and costs
- Drivers of farmers’ decision-making
- Interview - Greg Shea, Agriculture and Food, WA Dept.
The economics of agri-environmental projects
- Environmental projects in agriculture
- Characteristics of environmental projects
- Extending economics beyond the farm
- Benefit: Cost Analysis
- Case study: The Gippsland Lakes
- Benefit: Cost Ratio
- Interview - Marit Kragt, University of Western Australia
Government policies in agriculture
- Policies to support agricultural production
- Government policies in agriculture
- Policies for environmental protection in agriculture
- Price support
- Justifications for agricultural policy
- Ross Kingwell interview
Coursera provides financial aid/scholarships to learners who cannot afford to pay for the Agriculture, Economics and Nature course. To apply for a scholarship, fill out an application that includes your personal details. The acceptance of the application takes approximately 15 days, after which you will be informed by email.
How it helps
Coursera’s Agriculture, Economic, and Nature course allows you to become an expert in the economic aspects of agriculture. The certification training delves into providing insights into the 2007 Global food crisis and what could have prevented it.
38% of students who have opted for this course have enjoyed a tangible career benefit. The online training has also helped 29% of students start a new career. 13% of students have also received a pay raise or a promotion, post-course completion. So, after pursuing the Agriculture, Economic, and Nature Training by Coursera, many lucrative career opportunities will come your way.
As the Coursera Agriculture, Economics, and Nature is a beginner level course, there are no prerequisites for studying this course.
It depends upon your type of enrollment. If you’ve opted for auditing the course, some of the course content such as graded content and tests may be inaccessible to you. To gain access to the locked content, you have to purchase the certificate experience.
If you purchase the certificate, you will get access to all course elements of Agriculture, Economics, and Nature. Upon successful course completion, Coursera will also award you a certificate.
For students who cannot afford the course fee, Coursera provides the option of financial aid. You can apply for assistance by clicking on the ‘financial aid’ prompt besides the ‘Enroll’ button. You will be required to fill an application and you’ll be notified of it when approved.
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