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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Else Bünemann-König (else.buenemann-koenig@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Deepening knowledge in farming systems is essential because agriculture is a major driver for environmental pressures through land use change and the use of inputs in form of energy, fertilizers and pesticides. 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 soil, plant and animal sciences and socioeconomics will outline the principles and practices of organic agriculture, amended by case studies. In a group exercise, the students will develop their own thoughts resilience aspects of organic farming in one topic presented in the lectures, and will present it to the other participants. During 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
Lecture 2: Soil
Lecture 3: Plant production
Lecture 4, 5: Agro-Biodiversity and plant protection
Lecture 6: Animal husbandry
Lecture 7: Policy
Lecture 8: Sustainability and food systems
Lecture 9: Tropics & food quality
Lecture 10: Presentation of group work and discussion
Excursion I to the DOK long-term system comparison experiment and (community supported agriculture) at Birsmattehof, Therwil (optional)
Excursion II FiBL Farm: experimental platform animal science, Frick long-term experiment reduced tillage, orchards (optional)
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 Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Freitag 12.15-14.00 Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003


Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 01.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 08.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 15.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 22.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 29.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ostern
Freitag 05.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 12.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 19.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 26.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 03.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Hörsaal 00.003
Freitag 10.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Freitag 17.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Botanik, Praktikumsraum U1.003
Freitag 24.05.2024 13.30-16.30 Uhr excursion to the DOK Therwil, --
Freitag 31.05.2024 12.15-13.45 Uhr Botanik, Praktikumsraum U1.003
Freitag 07.06.2024 08.15-12.00 Uhr excursion to FiBL farm , --
Module Doktorat Botanik: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Botanik)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Ökologie (Masterstudium: Ökologie)
Lehrveranstaltungen Masterstudium Pflanzenwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Pflanzenwissenschaften)
Modul: Kernbereich Naturwissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Landscape Systems (Masterstudium: Geowissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung 1. group work on future development of organic agriculture and resilience aspects, focussing on one topic; reflection of paper plus presentation of the group work in form of a poster.
2. Written exam on Friday, 31.05.2024, 12:15-13:45 h in the lecture hall 00.003, Botany building, Schönbeinstrasse 6
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