ENS5520EN - Issues in Agricultural Economics

Course description

Evaluate the problems of the agricultural economy in Spanish-speaking countries; climate change, migration, social backwardness, among others. Through planning a program for collaboration with local agricultural producers, the student will be able to explain and produce solution proposals for agricultural development with biblical foundations. Essential for advanced Socio-Ecological and Ecological Economics studies. 

How this course benefits students

Interpret the theoretical foundations and their practical implications of the complexity of the problems of development and agricultural economy in Spanish-speaking countries to create alternative solutions adapted to agricultural and rural communities. 

Why this course is important

A comprehensive understanding of the problems of the agricultural economy is achieved through the study of agricultural development cases for the different Spanish-speaking countries, as well as the approach and establishment of collaborative relationships with farmers and agricultural communities. In this way, the theoretical and practical tools for the design of alternative solutions are acquired. 

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Identify biblical principles for the care of farmland, crops, provisions for times of scarcity, and how these offer guidelines for the design of development alternatives for the agricultural economy. 

Missionally driven

Intervene in agricultural communities with an integral vision of the problems of agricultural development, respect for culture and with biblical foundations. 

Contextually informed

Identify the problems for the development of the agricultural economy of the environment or community in which the student is immersed. Create collaborative relationships with agricultural producers in the community. 

Interculturally focused

Identify the conditions of development of the agricultural economy for the different economic regions of the world; developed, developing and underdeveloped countries. Describe and contrast the different actions, programs and policies implemented and their results. 

Practically minded

Create collaborative relationships with community producers, promoting collective action and the creation of producer organizations that seek the common benefit. 

Experientially transformed

Understanding the situation of the agricultural economy in Spanish-speaking countries, and the establishment of collaborative relationships with producers, enrich the spiritual, personal and professional formation of students, and produces a comprehensive vision for the analysis and creation of solution proposals with biblical foundations.