INTER-EnAgro Agribusiness and Rural Development Agricultural Engineering Amelioration Mechanization Agroecology Agroecology Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture Animal Genetics and Breeding Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Fisheries and Game Management Horticulture Fruit Growing Ornamental Plants Vegetable Growing Viticulture and enology Landscape Architecture Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism Phytomedicine Plant Sciences Production and Procesing of Meat Production and Processing of Milk

Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism

The curriculum of the programme in Ecological Agriculture and Agrotourism is relatively similar to the curricula relating to organic agriculture in the EU member states. The study is a logical continuation of Bsc studies in the field of Biotechnical sciences - agriculture and related sciences (forestry, food technology) of University of Zagreb, other Croatian and/or foreign universities. In the study there are numerous of elective modules - students themselves choose modules to be studied at the Faculty of Agriculture or some other faculty and the studying at a different university in Croatia or abroad for 1-2 semesters.

1. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 30
Teach. hrs
6 Global ecology (144071)
Željka Zgorelec
60
(26+14+20)
3 The principles of integrated plant protection (144404)
Božena Barić
30
(18+8+4)
6 Organic-biological production of vegetables (144406)
Ivanka Žutić
60
(36+12+12)
6 Basics of biometrics (144079)
Marija Pecina
60
(30+18+12)
3 Natural enemies and principles of biological control (116648)
Renata Bažok
30
(16+4+10)
6 Rural tourism (116651)
Marija Cerjak
60
(28+12+20)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 1 (14457)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Management of SMEs in agribusiness (144068)
Josip Juračak
60
(24+20+16)

2. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 23
Teach. hrs
2 Master thesis - Seminar (160350) 20
(++20)
3 Organic viticulture (26174)
Jasminka Karoglan Kontić
30
(22+6+2)
6 Rural tourism (144408)
Marija Cerjak
60
(24+16+20)
6 Agriculture, tourism and economic development (144407)
Ramona Franić
60
(28+16+16)
6 Development projects in rural tourism (144409)
Lari Hadelan
60
(24+16+20)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 2 (14458)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
3 Alternative poultry production (169415)
Dalibor Bedeković
30
(20+6+4)
6 The European union and the common agricultural policy (26190)
Ramona Franić
60
(24+8+28)
6 Indigenous livestock breeds and their conservation (157048)
Boro Mioč
60
(48+8+4)
6 Medicinal, aromatic and honey plants (143958)
Klaudija Carović-Stanko
60
(40+16+4)
6 Honey and other bee products (26658)
Dragan Bubalo
60
(34+20+6)
6 Fisheries (26430)
Tomislav Treer
56
(32+16+8)
6 Food safety (169206)
Milna Tudor Kalit
60
(32+18+10)
6 Grassland management (144325)
Krešimir Bošnjak
60
(37+15+8)

3. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 6
Teach. hrs
3 Traineeship - Organic agriculture with agrotourism (144415) 0
(++)
3 Professional project - Organic agriculture with agrotourism (144416) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 3 (14459)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Plant species in the hunting ground (144333)
Darko Uher
60
(34+20+6)
6 Ecological procedures in processing and storage of crop products (144413)
Ana Matin
60
(44+8+8)
6 Organic olive growing (144412)
Đani Benčić
60
(36+16+8)
6 Energetic utilization of biomass and biofuel in agriculture 2 (144089)
Neven Voća
60
(44+12+4)
3 English language 2 (144579)
Tina Kužić
30
(15+15+0)
6 Management of environmentally sensitive areas (26621)
Aleksandra Perčin
60
(34+14+12)
6 Forage Crops (26646)
Dubravko Maćešić
60
(26+28+6)
6 Game management (169203)
Nikica Šprem
60
(24+24+12)
6 Fruit and vegetable processing (116383)
Nadica Dobričević
60
(30+26+4)
6 Production and processing of edible and medicinal mushrooms (169414)
Ivan Širić
60
(40+14+6)
3 Pest repelling and insecticide plants (143880)
Martina Grdiša
30
(20+8+2)
6 Rural sociology (98328)
Đurđica Žutinić
60
(30+0+30)

4. SEMESTER

ECTS Compulsory course
=> Required number of ECTS credits: 28
Teach. hrs
28 Master thesis - Organic agriculture with agrotourism (169287) 0
(++)
ECTS Elective course: Grupa 4 (14460)
=> Required number of ECTS credits:
Teach. hrs
6 Ornamental plant species of rural gardens (26482)
Vesna Židovec
60
(30+16+14)

Objective

The objective of the graduate study programme Organic Agriculture with Agrotourism is to educate experts by providing knowledge and skills needed for organization and management of organic or rural tourism farm. The graduate study, by combining lectures and practical work, enables acquisition of multidisciplinary knowledge in the area of biotechnical and social sciences, field of agriculture, ecology, environmental protection and tourism. Upon completion of a two-year university study, graduates in organic agriculture and agrotourism are qualified to work independently on their own family farms, to work in state administration and local self-government offices in the field of agriculture, rural and tourism sector, to work in public institutions that manage protected areas and research institutions as well as for continuation of education at the postgraduate study level.

Learning outcomes

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1st semester
Global ecology     + + +       +   +
The principles of integrated plant protection +   +   + +          
Organic-biological production of vegetables + +       +         +
Basics of biometrics     +   +   +     + +
Natural enemies and principles of biological control + + +       +       +
Rural tourism + +   + +   + + + + +
2nd semester
Master thesis – Seminar     +   + + +       +
Organic viticulture   +       + +   +   +
Rural tourism +         + + + +   +
Agriculture, tourism and economic development + + + + +     +   + +
Development projects in rural tourism +       +   + + + +  
3rd semester
Traineeship - Organic agriculture with agrotourism + + + +         + + +
Professional project - Organic agriculture with agrotourism           + + + +   +
4th semester
Master thesis - Organic agriculture with agrotourism + + + + + + + + + + +
  1. Identify and explain the role of organic agriculture within the agriculture, as an economic activity and tourism and agro-tourism within the overall economy
  2. Define the place and role of organic agriculture within the economy, with particular emphasis on its role in protected areas
  3. Argue the benefits of ecological principles in agricultural production in order to achieve income of agricultural farms, local communities and regions
  4. Interpret the concept, forms and specificsof agro-tourism, the impact on regional specifics, regional and global development, as well as direct and indirect effects of agro-tourism on nature and economy
  5. Explain the effects of tourism, rural tourism and agro-tourism on the environment and agriculture, and local and national economy
  6. Identify and describe products and production methods based on ecological standards and characteristics of origin, geographical and traditional labels
  7. Recommend a selection of products, production methods and procedures prior establishment and organization of agro-tourism activities
  8. Create entrepreneurial programs in agro-tourism in the scope of assessment of natural and human potentials for agro-tourism activities and identification of clients in agro-tourism
  9. Independently establish and manageagro-tourismfarm
  10. Define directions of development of agro-tourism considering Croatian regional characteristics, to participate in creation of strategic and operational documents in the domain of rural and agro-tourism
  11. Use acquired knowledge and skills as a basis of all forms of lifelong learning