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ME-226 Agriculture, agroforestry and forestry in the tropics, 3 op 
Tunniste ME-226  Voimassaolo 01.01.2017 -
Nimi Agriculture, agroforestry and forestry in the tropics  Lyhenne Agriculture, ag 
Laajuus3 op   
  ArvosteluYleinen asteikko 
    Voidaan suorittaa useastiei
Vastuuyksikkö Metsätieteiden kandiohjelma 

Eshetu Eshetu 
Markku Kanninen 


I period


After completing the course students will be able to identify and describe the basic biophysical and socioeconomic mechanisms of tropical production and land use systems.

The student will have a basic understanding of the environmental degradation associated with tropical land uses and the management systems that can be utilized to enhance sustainability and environmental conservation. In addition, the major international agreements and policy processes related to tropical land uses will be discussed.

Edeltävät opinnot tai edeltävä osaaminen 

This is a basic course and there is no pre-requisite to attend the course.


This is a multidisciplinary course and gives and overview of tropical crop, livestock, forestry and agroforestry production systems. The course consists of an introduction to tropical forests, NTFPs, plantations, industrial forestry, biofuels, agroforests, cropland management, rangeland and livestock and management, tropical soil and water resources, carbon sequestration and forests, human nutrition and food security, and international environmental agreements.

Oppimateriaali ja kirjallisuus 

All lectures and reading materials are available on Moodle.

Arviointimenetelmät ja -kriteerit 

A final exam will be graded on a scale of 0-5. The final exam constitutes 100% of the grade.


The course consists of three 2 hours weekly lectures. Attendance is recorded, but it is not mandatory.


Teaching is in English. ME-226 is a pre-requisite course for the FOR-249 course.

Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin 

Replaces the former course 80053 (TROP120) Agriculture, agroforestry and forestry in developing countries 3 cr.


University lecturer Eshetu Yirdaw


Suitable for exchange students


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