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AGRI6025 - Agri-Food Production

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Title:Agri-Food Production
Long Title:Agri-Food Production
Module Code:AGRI6025
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Agriculture
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: Craig Murphy
Module Description: Agrisciences is an exciting and fast evolving area, this module aims to discuss the diversity of sectors, technologies and current cutting-edge science underlying agri-production and food product processing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the main production sectors of the High Tech Agriculture industry
LO2 Classify the main components of foods produced in the Irish agri-food sector
LO3 Identify the importance of the Irish agri-food industry in terms of economic benefit
LO4 Write scientific reports applying learning from practical sessions including observations and conslusions
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Animal Production Sectors
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pig, Poultry, Fish production . Importance of production outputs in the Irish agri-food industry.
Plant Production Sectors
Horticulture Vegetable, Fruit, Protected, Medicinal and Ornamental crops; Biomass crops, Phytoremedial crops, Grass production
Main Components of Food
Meat, Fish, Dairy Products, Cereals, Fruit and Vegetables, Macronutrients, Micronutrients.
Farm to Fork
Economic scope of the agri-food industry. Operations within the agri-food industry; harvesting, processing, transport, storage and marketing. Supply and demand chains from farmer to consumer. Global agri-food exports and income derived from Irish produced commodities.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project on thematic areas within the Irish agri-food industry 1,2,3 30.0 Week 10
Written Report Practical reports 4 20.0 Every Second Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Formal Examination 1,2,3 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and concepts 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical sessions/site visits 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed & guided learning and practical reports 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and concepts 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical sessions/site visits 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed & guided learning and practical reports 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • DeVere Burton, L. 2014, Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications, 6th Ed., Delmar Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781133686880]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Herren, R. 2012, The Science of Animal Agriculture, 4th Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 9781435480742]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 2 Mandatory
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 2 Mandatory
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 3 Elective
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 3 Elective

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