Course Outline.pdf - MOI UNIVERSITY School of Business and Economics Department of Agricultural economics and Resource Management ARE 463 Agricultural

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MOI UNIVERSITY School of Business and Economics Department of Agricultural economics and Resource Management ARE 463: Agricultural Policy and Law Kiplimo Araap Lagat , PhD January 18, 2017
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ARE 463: Agricultural Law and Policy Kiplimo Lagat Course Outline Course Objectives This course is designed for BSc. Agricultural Economics students. The course aims at analysing how the agricultural sector changes over time, the causes, nature, and effects of government par- ticipation in agriculture; interacting with government policies on a global and farm economy basis. The application of economic theory, measures of policy impacts and likely response of food and farm sectors. The interrelationship of the Kenyan agriculture and agribusiness sectors with the political and economic system, public administration, and interest group representation. Specific Objectives At the end of this course the student will be able to: 1. Understand Agricultural Law and Policy Making Process 2. Apply the basic concepts and frameworks to analyse agricultural policy; 3. Illustrate the limitations of the standard economic tools to analyse agricultural policy; 4. Describe the prevailing political economy of agricultural policy; 5. Analyse agricultural and trade policies, and monitoring and evaluation of their impacts; 6. Rationalize conflicting policy objectives; 7. Utilize the literature and data sets for agricultural policy analysis; 8. Understand the terrains of prevailing agricultural policies and laws in Kenya;
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