APS-21803 Global & Sustainable Animal Production 21st Century


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
One day excursion5
Practical extensively supervised12
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. SJ Oosting
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. SJ Oosting
TC Viets
dr. M de Vries
prof. dr. EN Stassen
HRJ van Kernebeek
ir. JW de Vries
Examiner(s)dr. ir. SJ Oosting

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Sustainable future animal production will have to meet requirements on the global, intermediate and regional level. The course will introduce sustainability aspects and their drivers at these aggregation levels. Themes like global food supply, environmental impacts, multifunctional landuse and urban agriculture and specifically the various roles of animals in these themes will be core of the course. During the course students will be introduced to a variety of animal systems (farms that produce animal products, including regional products, but also care, recreational and nature/landscape activities) in and around Wageningen and analyze the role of such systems for global and sustainable animal production in the 21st century. This course is in development; consult the coordinator of the course prior to period 6 (2010/2011) for detailed information.

Learning outcomes:

After this course students are expected to:
- know sustainability aspects of animal production at the global and regional level, and their drivers;
- recognize roles and functions of animal systems in and around Wageningen in relation global and sustainable animal production in the 21st century.


Lectures, discussion sessions, practicals, excursions in the field.


Written exam.


Literature is not available.

Compulsory for: BASAnimal SciencesBSc6AF