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60310-01 - Vorlesung mit Übungen: Introduction to Organic Farming Systems 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Paul Mäder (paul.maeder@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Deepening knowledge in farming systems is essential because agriculture is one major driver for environmental pressures through land use change and the use of inputs in form of energy, fertilizers and pesticides. In the last decade there is a strong growth of certified organic farming at the National and International scale. The European Commission aims at increasing Organic farming in Europe to 25% until 2030, as it is considered as one promising option to solve the current problems of intensive agriculture encountering loss of soil fertility, decrease of biodiversity, the excessive use of natural resources and climate change.
The lecture is organised as a lecture series (“Ringvorlesung”), where experts in their respective disciplines in soil, plant and animal sciences and socioeconomics will outline the principles and practises of organic agriculture, amended by case studies. In a group exercise, the students will develop their own thoughts on future developments and resilience aspects of organic farming in one topic presented in the lectures, and will display their outcomes as either poster or Power point. On a half-day excursion the theoretical material is illustrated on a long-term system comparison experiment and a practical farm in the valley of Leimen.

Lecture 1: Introduction (Paul Mäder, Bernadette Oehen)
Lecture 2, 3: Plant production (Lucius Tamm, Fabian Cahenzli, Knut Schmidtke, Else Bünemann)
Lecture 4: Soil quality and climate (Paul Mäder)
Lecture 5 : Agro-Biodiversity and plant breeding (Sibylle Stöckli, Mariatheresa Lazzaro)
Lecture 6: Animal husbandry (Florian Leiber)
Lecture 7: Food quality, inspection and certification (Bernadette Oehen, Adele Ferrari)
Lecture 8: Agricultural policy, organic agriculture in the tropics (Jürn Sanders, Laura Armengot)
Lecture 9: Sustainability assessment (Christian Schader)
Lecture 10: Exercise presentation and discussion: Resilience and future development of organic farming (Paul Mäder, Bernadette Oehen)
Lecture 11: Excursion to the DOK trial in Therwil BL, and Agrico (community supported agriculture) (Paul Mäder, Bernadette Oehen)
Lernziele The students are familiar with the principles and practices of organic farming. They can evaluate the strength and weeks of the farming systems and know the specific challenges in the areas of soil management, plant production and animal husbandry. The students are capable to judge critically the solutions of organic agriculture in view of a sustainable production.
Bemerkungen This lecture series will take place online on Zoom. Please find the link on ADAM (you will find it in the PDF program). The excursion on 20 May and written exam on 3 June require physical attendance.
Contact: Dr. Paul Mäder (Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL), https://www.fibl.org/en/locations/switzerland.html
Lecturers: Experts of the respective disciplines at FiBL, actively involved in national and European research with a strong link to practical farmers.
Weblink adam.unibas.ch


Teilnahmebedingungen Students of the MSD without background in natural sciences, and who have chosen the focus area in social sciences or in economics must have completed the 'Complementary Knowledge in Natural Sciences' module (or at least earned 8 CP). Credit points are to be transferred to the FASR module (with learning agreement).
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 25.02.2022 – 03.06.2022
Zeit Freitag, 12.15-14.00 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 25.02.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 04.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 11.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Freitag 18.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 25.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 01.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 08.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 15.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ostern
Freitag 22.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 29.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 06.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 13.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Freitag 20.05.2022 13.30-16.30 Uhr DOK excursion, Birsmattehof, Therwil, --
Freitag 27.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Freitag 03.06.2022 12.15-13.30 Uhr Botanik, Praktikumsraum U1.003
Module Doktorat Botanik: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Botanik)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Ökologie (Masterstudium: Ökologie)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Pflanzenwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Pflanzenwissenschaften)
Modul: Geography and Climatology (Masterstudium: Geowissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Landscape Systems (Masterstudium: Geowissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung 1. Exercise as group work on future development of organic agriculture and resilience aspects, focussing on one subject; presentation of this group work in form of a poster (in case of lectures with physical presence), or as Power point (in case of live streaming via Zoom)
2. Written exam: 03.06.2022, 12:15-13:30h, Botanik
Preconditions for the exam: presentation of group work
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Integrative Biologie