|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||4 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Supplementary Assessment||Farm conversion planning assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3||100%|
|Semester Assessment||Farm conversion planning assignment Assignment: Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3.||70%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||30%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Understand the framework for organic farming.
Appreciate the husbandry standards and guidelines for organic food production.
Plan the conversion of a farm to an organic system.
Virtually all the modules of the course will link in with this one and indeed the similarities between organic and conventional farming will be stressed as well as pointing out the areas where the organic approach is quite different.
This module is at CQFW Level 5