Agricultural Enterprise Diversification
This module introduces students to enterprise diversification helping them to identify a range of options applicable to different contexts (e.g. farming systems, landscape character, rural setting) that can contribute to the sustainable development of a farm holding. This will involve identification of farm resources e.g. land, capital (financial, natural, social, intellectual), and labour that can be allocated to other product development or rural enterprises. Students will be introduced to innovation needs assessments of rural areas and a diverse range of innovations/diversification opportunities through a range of case studies, field trips and videos together with guest lectures from rural entrepreneurs.
Sustainable development topics referenced within the module include: No poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Responsible Consumption and Production,
Demonstrate an understanding of a range of rural enterprise diversification options applicable to different settings
Identify farm resources e.g. land, capital (financial, natural, social, intellectual), and labour that could potentially be allocated to other product development or rural enterprises
Explain and apply the process of innovation needs assessment in rural areas
Identify a range of rural enterprise diversification options including opportunities for allocation of farm resources to other agricultural products and non-agricultural on farm enterprises