EREC 680 (01) - Agricultural and Food Policy

Agricultural and Food Policy

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Environmental&Resource Econ
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 15921
Analysis of issues that led to government involvement in the agricultural and food sector. Application of economic concepts and tools to the evaluation of public policies affecting agriculture and food.
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Prerequisite(s): EREC 411 or ECON 402
Equivalent(s): EREC 704
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Instructors: Wendy Johnecheck

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm HS 201
Final Exam 12/19/2023 12/19/2023 T 8:00am - 10:00am HS 201
Additional Course Details: 
This course is designed to equip you with an understanding of the policy process and regulatory structures impacting the food system today. In this course you will learn about:
  • Agriculture Support Programs
  • Food Safety and Risk Regulation
  • Conservation Programs
  • Agriculture Trade
  • Nutrition & Dietary Guidelines 
  • Hunger and Food Insecurity
  • Food Manufacturing  & Supply Chains 
  • Labeling & Advertising
In this course we will explore:
  • What does the policymaking process look like? 
  • What are the instruments used?
  • What drives agriculture and food policy decisions?
  • Who are the actors? Institutions?