Module Title:Agricultural Sustainability 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Formal lectures will be supplemented with case studies of sustainable food production as well as field trips to food producers engaged in the Origin Green Programme. Guest lectures from industry will be used to enhance the learning experience.
Module Aim: This module aims to build upon content delivered in Agricultural Sustainability 1. Students will explore sustainability within the wider food system as well as the sustainable food production from an international perspective.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the role for sustainability in the food chain including the main drivers of sustainable food production
LO2 Be capable of critically assessing the sustainability of food production systems in Ireland compared to international competitors
LO3 Demonstrate a knowledge of legislation as it applies at farm level and how this helps improve the sustainability of Irish farm systems
LO4 Understand the role of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in providing oversight of food production in Ireland
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

7841 AGRI H2704 Agricultural Sustainability 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Students should have passes Agricultural Sustainability 1 or equivalent prior to entry
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The global concept of sustainable food production
Understanding global and local sustainability of food production and how Irish systems measure up
Agri-food legislaton
The role of the EU in setting standards for sustainable food production. Understanding the link between EFSA, the Comission and Parlament at EU level in the creation of Ag-food legislation
The role of the Irish Government in sustainable food production
Understanding how food production legislation is enacted at Irish level and how the DAFM provides oversight to ensure sustainable food production at all levels in the food system.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment75.00%
Project25.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Inclass assessment on Learning Outcome 1 2 12.50 n/a
Examination Inclass assessment on Learning Outcome 2 2 12.50 n/a
Examination Inclass assessment on Learning Outcome 3 3 12.50 n/a
Examination Inclass assessment on Learning Outcome 4 4 12.50 n/a
Written Report Report on field study or guest lecture as appropriate 1,2,3,4 12.50 n/a
Written Report Report on field study or guest lecture as appropriate 1,2,3,4 12.50 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students to complete a review of the main drivers of sustainability within a food system of their choice. 1,2 25.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 3.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SWSFM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness 3 Mandatory
CW_SWSFM_D Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness 3 Mandatory