TOPAS MOOC of Agrarian production economics
a joint Massive Open Online Course production of Erasmus+ TOPAS Partner universities
Online module of TOPAS E+ Course Description
Prof. Prof. h. c. mult. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Ralf Schlauderer
The following online learning module “Assessment of Agricultural Production Procedures” is a result of the Erasmus+ TOPAS Project CBHE 585603 funded by EU
- to foster modern lecturing and teaching in universities
- to make university knowledge online available for all interested groups of our societies
The goal of the course is to provide the theoretical basis for decision-making in agriculturla production and the subsequent illustration on specific practical examples for crop production. In this case, the course deals primarily with the issue of short- and long-term costs calculation means of crop production such as winter wheat. In the process, the question is addressed whether is the crop production short- and long-term profitable or not. With the example of such questions, the theoretical basics of economic decisions are illustrated and discussed. Subsequently the developed theoretical principles are applied to specific practical examples. The results are discussed and evaluated from the perspective of decision-makers. Additionally, the course is utilizing Moodle. For each module, there is time for questions and discussions in a virtual chat room scheduled, to which all users have access to.
The presented online course is the result of the common and equal work of all ten participating universities of TOPAS.
What will I learn in this course?
What prior knowledge do I need?
In order to successfully participate in the course, a basic knowledge in the field of agricultural sciences (all disciplines) is required.
What is the workload?Approximately 6 hours per week.
Do I get a certificate?If participating in the final examination (presence at the HSWT or in the partner universities required) participants will receive a certificate of attendance and certificate for 2.5 ECP (European Credit Points).
1.1. Production procedures: Why are they important? (Prof. Dr. Ralf Schlauderer, HSWT Germany)
2.1. Production procedures: Intersection (Prof. Dr. Ralf Schlauderer, HSWT Germany)
2.2. Production procedures: Resource use (Prof. Dr. Ralf Schlauderer, HSWT Germany)
3. Output (main output, spin-off output, subsidies) (Dr. Arman Tonikyan, ANAU Armenia)
| | Direct payments
4.1 Seed costs (Dr. Julian Kalinowski, Dr. Stanislaw Minta, WUELS, Poland)
4.2 Fertilizing costs (Dr. Stanislaw Minta, WUELS, Poland)
| | Calculation example of balanced nutrient requirements for 1 ha of wheat production:
4.3-4.4 Chemicals costs, Mechanization costs (Dr. Oleh Pasko, SNAU, Sumy, Ukraine)
Chemicals Mechanization | Chemicals costs | Mechanization costs
Calculation example of fixed and variable costs of mechanisation:
4.5 Other variable costs (Dr. A. Toychiev, TSAU- Andijan, Uzbekistan)
5.1. Current assets costs (Dr. Arman Tonikyan, ANAU Armenia)
5.2. Labour costs (Prof. Dr. Aram Karapetyan, YSU Armenia)
5.3. Land costs /agricultural utilized own- and rented land (Dr. Arman Tonikyan, ANAU Armenia)
5.4. Production and supply rights (Dr. Vitaliy Radko, NBUPiP, Kiev, Ukraine)
5.5. Fixed assets (Dr. Vitaliy Radko, NBUPiP, Kiev, Ukraine)
5.6. Other fixed special costs and proportionate overhead costs (Prof. Dr. Farhod Ahrorov, SamVMI, Samarkand, Uzbekistan)
6.1 Gross margin calculation (Henry Matthews. MSc, BA (Hons), WUC, Writtle, Great Britain)
Gross margin | Gross margin | Gross margin I, II, II | Gross margin I, II, II
6.2.1 Total costs, Net profit and Profit (Henry Matthews. MSc, BA (Hons), WUC, Writtle, Great Britain)
6.2.2 Example calculation of Total costs, Net profit and Profit (Milica Kocic, MSc, HSWT, Germany)
6.3. Efficiency of factor input (Henry Matthews. MSc, BA (Hons), WUC, Writtle, Great Britain)
6.4. Threshold prices (Dr. Vlad Nicolae Arsenoaia, UASVM, IASI, Romania)
6.5. Comparable appraisal of efficiency measures (Dr. Aram Aristakesyan, HSWT Germany)
7. Profitability of intensity change (Dr. Kateryna Tuzhyk, NBUPiP, Kiev, Ukraine)
Interpretation | Example for calculation