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AGRO0012-3  Special tropical crop husbandry, first part

Duration :  18h Th, 6h SEM
Number of credits :  
Required preliminary complements to register in the Advanced Master in Development, Environment and Communities4
Required preliminary complements to register in the Advanced Master in Rural Economics and Sociology4
Required preliminary complements to Advanced Master in Plant and Animal Resource Management in tropical environment2
Lecturer :  N...
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
-Crop husbandry of tropical food plants : cereals, root and tuber crops, food legumes
-Crop husbandry of tropical industrial plants : coffee, cocoa, tea, others
-Cultural associations in tropical regions
-Comparative analysis of tropical crop husbandry on the basis of growth cycle and breeding systems
-Case studies in tropical crop husbandry and critical analysis of papers
Learning outcomes of the course :  
To develop the crop husbandry and the plant breeding of food and industrial crops in tropical regions. The species are chosen according to their biological cycle and the agroecological situations
After completing the course the student is expected to
-analyse the influence of varietal and cultural factors in tropical crop husbandry
-assess the properties of cultural associations in the tropics
-develop an integrated project on tropical crop husbandry, covering cultural practices and plant breeding
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Lectures: 18h
Seminars: 6h
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
- Lecture papers and pwp
- Agriculture en Afrique Tropicale, ed. DGCI (Bruxelles), Coordonnateur : R. Raemaekers, 1634 pp
- Crop production in Tropical Africa, ed. DGCI (Bruxelles), Coordonator : R. Raemakers, 1540 pp
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Oral examination (60%) Personal report (40%)
Utilization of the technical notes is allowed for oral examination
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Technical notes and copies of pwp are available on-line
Contacts :  
Baudoin, Jean-Pierre (Professeur ordinaire)
Phytotechnie tropicale et Horticulture
081 62 21 12

Items online :  
special tropical crop husbandry, 1rst part
notes of lecture and pwp

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