Basic field practices for understanding bioresources production will be covered in this course during the first and second trimesters. Students will develop a deeper appreciation for bioresources production by learning and actually experiencing the theories and techniques used in bioresources production. Overall study of the practices in bioresources production will also help students better understand the relationships between production and the environment. In addition, they will learn the specific terminology and techniques for cultivation practices. Students will be separated into two groups to facilitate greater participation.
This course focuses on cultivation and animal rearing that provide the foundations of bioproduction systems for plant and animal resources so students can acquire basic knowledge and skills for bioproduction. Students will select a course of study from four areas; crop production, agronomy, animal sciences or forest sciences. Students will be further divided into smaller groups for planning and carrying out a project on a topic related to the course of study selected. The project will include actual on site data collection and require a final report on the results of the study.
tB[hΙwΤHΖΞ Food and Forest in the Field
Human life is supported by various plants and animals. In this course, the importance of crops, animals and other plants as food and green resources for human life will be explained through lectures and actual observations of the cultivation of crops and rearing of animals at the University of Tsukuba's Agricultural and Forestry Research Center. The 1st trimester will focus on "Food Production and Forest Management", the 2nd trimester on "Food Security and Food Safety from an Agricultural Viewpoint" and the 3rd trimester on "The Future of Food and Forest".