The 148th Regular Session on Agricultural Development and Policy
 
  1. Title:  the 148th Regular Session on Agricultural Development and Policy (Conducted over the Internet due to COVID-19)
 
  1. Organizer:  International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training
 
  1. Duration:  3 months, scheduled for September 17 through December 10, 2021
 
  1. Target Audience: 26-28 international and Taiwanese participants of medium and high-level government officials or experts in the fields of agricultural development and policy
 
  1. Objectives:
    1. Providing the participants with understanding of the most recent lessons learned in achieving goals for effective agricultural development and policy.
    2. Giving the participants a deeper knowledge of agricultural economics, agricultural technology, agricultural resources, and international trade and market issues.
    3. Introducing the participants to the techniques of economically and institutionally analyzing agricultural development and policy.
    4. Arming the participants with skills and perspectives in policy-making of agricultural economics and industrial policy, agricultural technology, agricultural resources, agricultural market and trade.
    5. Assisting participants with exploring models, policy development, policy implementation, and Taiwan experience regarding
      1. International Marketing and Global Market
      2. Agricultural Resources and Technology Policy
      3. Rural Development under Conditions of Globalization
 
 
  1. Course Components
    1. Lectures on Videos:
      1. Module 1: International Marketing and Global Market
Video 1: Trends in Food Demand
Video 2: Trends in Food Supply
Video 3: Markets and Public Policy
Video 4: Food Security
Video 5: Emerging Issues in the Food Economy
Video 6: Global Supply Chains, International Trade and Agricultural Development*
Video 7: The Challenges of Food and Agriculture in Developing Countries in the Era of Globalization*
Video 8: Farmers’ Association*
 
  1. Module 2: Agricultural Resources and Technology Policy
Video 1: Farm Management in the 21st Century – Challenges & Opportunities
Video 2: Economic Framework for farm Management
Video 3: Economics of Modern Row Crop Agriculture – Perception vs. Reality
Video 4: Economics of Precision of Agriculture – Concepts, Costs and Benefits
Video 5: Land Market Impacts on Agriculture Development – Comparing U.S., Ukrainian and Tanzanian Markets
Video 6: Water Resources Management*
Video 7: The Application of ICT in Smart Agriculture*
Video 8: International Agricultural Production and Cooperation*
 
  1. Module 3: Rural Development under Conditions of Globalization
Video 1: Empirical Introduction
Video 2: Theories of Development and Rural Development
Video 3: Political Economy in Rural Development Planning
Video 4: Planning and Evaluation Tools for Rural Development
Video 5: Global Case Studies of Rural Development
Video 6: The Development of Circular Agriculture*
Video 7: Local Specialty Industry*
Video 8: Rural Regeneration*
         
Topics marked with asterisk (*) are Taiwan Experience topics.
 
  1. Exercise & Test: To ensure every participant really grasps the essence of the lecture content and the effectiveness of learning, lecturers will give some exercises and a test of essay questions following every topic they deliver.  The test will be scored by lecturers to qualify the participants for their completion of the course.
 
  1. Online Seminar: 09:00-12:00 Taipei Time on Thursday of the fourth week of each module.
In addition to video lectures, the course sets aside this period of time for online seminar, which encourages interaction not only among participants, but also between participants and lecturers.  Participants can learn not only from the lectures, but also through active discussion with fellow participants and lecturers.  Similarly, they can take this opportunity to raise questions for lecturers to clarify whatever the participants do not understand on the lecture videos of that particular module.  To reach the above-mentioned objectives, the participants are required to refresh the lecture videos of that particular module thoroughly before attending the online seminar, and to make themselves present at the seminar throughout the whole session from beginning to end.
 
  1. NOTE WELL:
    1. The course emphasizes experience sharing and direct participation; lectures on videos and online seminars are all conducted in English, while exercises & tests are designed to augment and enrich the learning experience and effectiveness.  Participants are required to undertake all components of the course to qualify completion of the course, which will be marked by conferring a certificate at the end of the whole course.
    2. To familiarize the participants with this online course, the Center also sets aside an online orientation, which includes importantly, a course overview by the course coordinator.  To wrap up this online course, the Center will conduct an online commencement ceremony at the end of the course, during which a certificate will be conferred on each participant who has completed all components of the course.
To validate the application process, applicants recommended by their office has to be channeled through the Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassies/Missions Abroad (https://en.mofa.gov.tw/).  The latter shall transmit the application to the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training (ICLPST) for consideration.



 
March 28,2021