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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
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 was 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: Soil (Paul Mäder)
Lecture 3: Plant production (Knut Schmidtke, Else Bünemann)
Lecture 4, 5: Agro-Biodiversity and plant protection (Lucius Tamm, Mariateresa Lazzaro, Theres Rutz, Fabian Cahenzli)
Lecture 6: Food quality (Bernadette Oehen, Farzaneh Mahdipour)
Lecture 7: Animal husbandry (Florian Leiber)
Lecture 8: Food systems (Jürn Sanders, Marc Cotter)
Lecture 9: Sustainability (Christian Schader)
Lecture 10: Presentation of group work and discussion: Resilience and future development of organic farming (Bernadette Oehen, Paul Mäder)
Lecture 11: Excursion to the DOK long-term system comparison experiment and Agrico (community supported agriculture), both Birsmattehof, Therwil (Paul Mäder, Hans-Martin Krause, Alexander Tanner)
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.
Detailed “Lernziele” will be provided for each lecture on ADAM.
Bemerkungen 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 24.02.2023 – 02.06.2023
Zeit Freitag, 12.15-14.00 Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 24.02.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 03.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Fasnachstferien
Freitag 10.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 17.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 24.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 31.03.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 07.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ostern
Freitag 14.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 21.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 28.04.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 05.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 12.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 19.05.2023 12.15-14.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Freitag 26.05.2023 13.30-16.30 Uhr Exkursion Therwil
Freitag 02.06.2023 12.15-13.30 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 30/32, Hörsaal 223
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.
2. Written exam: 02.06.2023, 12:15-13:30 Uhr, Bernoullistr. 30/32, Hörsaal 223
Preconditions for the exam: presentation of group work
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
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