Agricultural Development National Taiwan University
The key contemporary issues in international agricultural development _ including food security, food safety, poverty reduction, climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the effects of the financial crisis on agricultural development, food crises and food aid etc. The agriculture for development highlights two major regional challenges, which are sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Agricultural productivity growth is vital for stimulating growth in other parts of the economy, but accelerated growth requires a sharp productivity increase in small holder farming combined with more effective support to the millions coping as subsistence farmers, many of them in remote areas. The success will also depend on concerted action by the international development community to confront the challenges ahead. We must level the playing field in goods, such as technologies for tropical food staples; help developing countries address climate change; and overcome looming health pandemics for plants, animals, and humans.
This course on agricultural development aims to teach students to understand trends in international agricultural development.
*Restrict to students in International Master's Program of Agricultural Economics.
Online Course Requirement
Graduate Institute of Agricultural Economics
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.agec.ntu.edu.tw/main.php?lang=en&Trad2Simp=n