FOOD PRODUCTION AND GENETIC RESOURCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- Provide the principles of Green economy and related legislation
- Use of genetic resources
- Basic genetic principles
- Principles of DNA technologies
- Definition of goals and applications in advance genetical improvement
Course contents summary
The green economy is defined as an economy that aims at reducing environmental and ecological risks, and that aims to sustainable development and to the circular economy. This is linked to the use and rationalization of genetic resources as a tool to optimize the production and the protection of cultivable areas.
The course aims to illustrate the basic principles of the green economy and the use of genetic resources. The basic principles for the production of transgenic organisms potentially applicable to agro-food production are also introduced.
All the material will be uploaded on the Elly platform and will be available for all the students.
The course includes lectures with slide projection. The material comes from relevant international scientific literature.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will be written with several essay questions. These questions will include all the topics of the course. The passed written exam, will allow to access to an eventual oral exam.
Verification of abilities (according to Dublin descriptors):
- the knowledge and its applications emerge from the description of the methods and from the examples given in the answers provided
- written communication skills are verified by the quality of the answers provided