ERT 351/3 SUSTAINABLE AGROSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course discusses important components of sustainability for agrosystems which can be optimized through suitable application of engineering principles to reinforce the conventional wisdom of agrosystems production. Important engineering approaches invoking reviewing current practice and design will be covered. At the end of the course, student will recognized the scope of engineering that can be a sustainable factor for the farming system.
Ability to distinguish agrosystems practices and sustainability indicators for environmental and sustainable development.
Ability to evaluate mathematical model for sustainable agrosystems in term of global and environmental issues.
Ability to design components and processes of sustainable agrosystems as well as proposing alternative practices and solutions to improve sustainability of agrosystems.
Lynch, Daniel R. (2009).Sustainable natural resource management for scientists and engineers, Cambridge University Press, New York.
Michel De Lara and Luc Doyen (2008). Sustainable management of natural resources: Mathematical models and method, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Mason.J. (2003)Sustainable agriculture.2nd ed., Landlinks Press, Collingwood Vic. Australia.
Gliessman, Stephen R. (2001).Agroecosystem sustainability: developing practical strategies, CRC Press, Washington.