Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
TEB-104ECONOMICS AND MARKETING OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTSElective126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide a framework for the economic theory and marketing tools used to analyze economic and environmental aspect of organic farming issues.
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Learning Outcomes
1Appreciation of the importance of organic agriculture,
2Knowledge of the terminology for organic agriculture, and organic agricultural law
3Knowledge of Aspects of Economical, Environmental and Sustainability of Organic Agriculture
4Ability to evaluate organic agricultural policies on the basis of economy
5Ability to work in organic agricultural sector
6Ability to develop responsibility and self-confidience
7To have necessary skills for making research, analysis and synthesis through writing term papers
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
NoneMarketing Strategies and Market Trends in Organic Products Marketing Research in Organic Products ,Cooperatives, Unions(Associations) and Other Producer Organizations in Production and Marketing of Organic Products, Information, Extension, Education and Research Possibilities in Development of Organic Agriculture,Policies Regarding Organic Agricultural Products, Economic comparisons between conventional and organic agricultural products.
Course Contents
Definition of Organic agriculture, Organic Farming Concept, Its Basic Principles and Characteristics, Development of Organic Farming-Dimensions of Organic Farming in Economics, Environment and Sustainability ,Control and Sertification in Organic Products-Production and Economics of Organic Products,Legal Practices and Standarts,Marketing of Organic Products,Supply and Demand of Organic Products,Marketing Channells and Marketing Margins in Organic Products,Consumer Preferences and Pricing of Organic Products
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, recognition of lecture,
2Organic Farming Concept, Its Basic Principles and Characteristics
3Aspects of Economical, Environmental and Sustainability of Organic Agriculture
4The Law of organic Agriculture, Control and Sertification in Organic Products
5Production and Economics of Organic Products,Legal Practices and Standarts,
6Supply and Demand of Organic Products
7Marketing Of Organic Agricultural products Marketing Channells and Marketing Margins in Organic Products,Consumer
8Mid-Term Exam
9Preferences and Pricing of Organic Products,Marketing Strategies and Market Trends in Organic Products Marketing Research in Organic Products
10Cooperatives, Unions(Associations) and Other Producer Organizations in Production and Marketing of Organic Products
11Information, Extension, Education and Research Possibilities in Development of Organic Agriculture
12Policies Regarding Organic Agricultural Products in USA and European Union
13Policies Regarding Organic Agricultural Products in Turkey
14Cost Calculations for diffrent organic agricultural products, Finance of Organic Agrciculture in Turkey and The World.
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Türkiye’de Organik Tarım ve İyi Tarım Uygulamaları, Üretim ve Pazarlama Esasları. İstanbul Ticaret Odası Yayınları, yayın no:2010-101. 2. Organik Ürünlerin Pazarlanması ve Etik Sorunlar. İstanbul Ticaret Odası Yayınları, yayın no:2010-96. 3. Organik Tarım. Atatürk Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Ders Yayınları, 2008, No:236 4. Ekoloik Tarım. Ekoloik Tarım Organizasyanu Derneği, 1999, İzmir. 5. Özbağ, B.Canan, Türkiye’de Organik Tarımın Ekonomik Analizi, Uludağ Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü. Tarım Ekonomisi Anadilim Dalı, Doktora Tezi, Bursa,2010.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
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Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination11010
Attending Lectures1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
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