MSA201: Concept of Sustainable Agriculture -- Credit: 2 (2, 0)

Course Description
The course on Concept of Sustainable Agriculture was designed for students to understand the origins, major concepts, and current issues of sustainability in agriculture. The course is an introduction to how Global Agriculture and Sustainability issues are at the intersection of natural resource management and business. The course will cover the fundamental principles of agribusiness and how sustainability issues are  key factors in business decision making today and in the future.

Learning Outcomes:
After completion of the course, students are able to:

  • Contextualize discussions on Sustainable Agriculture and Extension through analysis of local, national and agricultural situation;
  • Present basic development theories and approaches;
  • Explain basic concepts in agricultural development;
  • Trace the development of agriculture over the years, with focus on Cambodia;
  • Identify basic agricultural laws; and
  • Mitigate human suffering and providing time for needed social and economic changes are also included


  • Transversal competences
    • Ability to contextualize the problem to be solved
    • Ability to analyse and synthesize
    • Ethical compromise
    • Sensitivity to environmental issues
    • Have sufficient resources, skills and initiative to attack the problem to solve
    • Oral and written communication
    • Motivation for quality
    • Ability to contextualize the problem to be solved
  • Specific competences
    • Ability to multidisciplinary consideration of an agricultural problem
    • Design and implementation of rural development plans
    • Awareness of the temporal and spatial dimensions of the agricultural processes
    • Ability to integrate the experimental evidence in studies of field and/or laboratory with theoretical knowledge
    • Restoration of the natural environment

Lecturers’ profile


  • Khmer: 70%
  • English: 30%