Elements of Agroecology

lbrai2110  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Elements of Agroecology
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h
Baret Philippe (coordinator); Baudry Olivier (compensates Bragard Claude); Bertin Pierre; Bragard Claude;
BIR 1230 - Engineering biosphere (or equivalent)
Main themes
- Emergence of the concept of Agroecology and historical process.
- Diversity of world food systems.
- Foresight approaches of Agriculture (Agrimonde, Afterres 2050)
- The principles of agroecology: ecological, socio-economic and methodological principles.
- Comparative approach for alternative agricultures: industrial agriculture, conventional farming, organic farming, sustainable agriculture, ecologically intensive agriculture.
- Examples of applications of agroecology in production and consumption systems in North and South.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 a. Contribution from operations AA repository program

M1.1., M2.1., M4.4.

b. Specific formulation for this activity AA program

At the end of this course, the student is able to:
- Understand the conceptual foundations and methods of agroecology including the concept of food systems.
- Discuss the diverse trajectories of agriculture
- Evaluate a system in its agro-ecological dimensions
- Position the various alternative modes of agriculture

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching methods
The course is given in the form of lectures alternating theory and practical examples. It also makes use of video media.
A MOOC version of the course is envisager since its conception.

Evaluation methods
The evaluation is based on a written examination with a question defended orally.
Teaching materials
  • dias powerpoint disponibles sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Agricultural Bioengineering

Master [120] in Environmental Bioengineering

Master [120] in Forests and Natural Areas Engineering