Environmental Dynamics in Agriculture
Term 3. February – March
Instructor: Prof. Raghavendra Jana
This course offers a comprehensive exploration of sustainable agriculture, emphasizing the critical link between agricultural practices and environmental processes. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students delve into the impacts of environmental factors like climate change, soil properties, and water resources on crop production. They analyze how agriculture in turn affects ecosystems. Real-world case studies and a blend of theory and practice equip students with the knowledge and skills to address challenges and opportunities in sustainable agriculture. The course fosters a holistic understanding, empowering graduates to become well-rounded professionals who can ensure food security and environmental resilience in the face of a changing climate.
This course explores the intricate connections between agricultural and environmental processes, addressing the urgent need for sustainable agriculture. Understanding the influences of environmental processes on agriculture and genetic behavior of plants is crucial for developing resilient and sustainable agricultural systems. It helps inform breeding programs, crop management practices, and policy decisions aimed at promoting genetic diversity, improving crop adaptation to changing environments, and mitigating the impacts of environmental stressors on agriculture. Students will examine the interplay between agriculture and various environmental factors, analyzing the impacts of environmental changes on agricultural productivity and the reciprocal effects of agricultural practices on ecosystems. Through a multidisciplinary approach involving both theoretical and practical components along with real-world case studies, the course integrates concepts from different environmental science topics to foster a holistic understanding of the subject. With the goal of sustainable and resilient agricultural systems, this course explores the multifaceted interactions between agriculture and key environmental factors such as climate change, soil properties, and water resources.

By delving into these dynamics, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to address the challenges and opportunities in sustainable agriculture, while promoting environmental stewardship. This course serves as a platform for students to become well-rounded professionals who can address the pressing challenges of ensuring food security, environmental sustainability, and resilience in the face of a changing climate.