International Agricultural Development (Graduate Group)

Kate Scow, Ph.D., Professor (Land, Air, and Water Resources) Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 1238 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building; 530-752-4839; http://iad.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://iad.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

Graduate Study. The International Agricultural Development M.S. degree program prepares students for careers in global agricultural and rural development, espe-cially, but not exclusively, of developing and less-industrialized regions. This is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to implement, facilitate, and manage programs that enhance agricultural development, resource management, and rural life.

Students are prepared to realize biological and technological improvement in agricultural and natural systems to facilitate social innovation. Training in International Agricultural Development includes both breadth and depth components. Breadth components, required of all M.S. students, aim to establish an understanding of the issues in international development as they relate to agriculture and the environment. These include the history and philosophy of development, leadership and management techniques, fundamentals of farming systems, and agricultural economics. Students acquire depth in their own areas of specialization within the agricultural and social sciences. The areas include agricultural and resource economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, anthropology, aquaculture, avian science, community development, ecology, economics, entomology, environmental design, environmental toxicology, food science, gender, geography, horticulture, nutrition, plant pathology, plant biology, plant protection and pest management, political science, preventive veterinary medicine, range science, sociology, soil science, sustainable agriculture, vegetable crops, viticulture, and water science.

Practical and on-site experience with development issues is encouraged and facilitated by guidance from the group's faculty members, who possess a wide range of experience in international development.

Graduate Advisor. Contact the Group office.

Courses in IAD:
IAD 010Introduction to International Agricultural Development (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Theories, practices and institutions relating to agricultural development; the interaction of changing social, cultural and economic organization through successive stages of economic development; impact of new agricultural technology on underdeveloped regions. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised internship, off and on campus, in community and institutional settings. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 103Social Change and Agricultural Development (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Introductory social science course (Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, International Agricultural Development). How social and cultural factors influence technological change in agriculture; theories of diffusion of innovations; social impact analysis and technology assessment. (Letter.) GE credit: SS, WE. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 142Equipment and Technology for Small Farms (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Types and characteristics of agricultural equipment and technologies appropriate for small commercial farming. Adjustment and calibration of equipment. Selection of and budgeting for equipment. (Same course as ABT 142.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 160Agroforestry: Global and Local Perspectives (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 002 or BIS 001C or BIS 002C; (PLS 142 or PLS 150 or BIS 002B); Or general ecology course in lieu of PLS 142 or PLS 150 or BIS 002B. Traditional and evolving use of trees in agricultural ecosystems; their multiple roles in environmental stabilization and production of food, fuel, and fiber; and socioeconomic barriers to the adoption and implementation of agroforestry practices. Not open for credit to students who have taken previously taken AMR 160. (Former course AMR 160.). (Same course as PLS 160.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 170Program Development for International Agriculture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IAD 010. Principles of leadership and management for international agricultural development. Organizations and organizational behavior, and the implications for planning and administering organizations involved in the global development effort. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 190Proseminar in International Agricultural Development (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Presentation and discussion of current topics in international agricultural development by visiting lecturers, staff and students. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised internship, off and on campus, in community and institutional settings. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for advanced undergraduates. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 200NPhilosophy and Practice of Agricultural Development (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduces key elements of philosophy and practice of agricultural development in less developed countries; major paradigms of development; historical context within which these paradigms operate; various development techniques and initiatives emerging from agricultural production to institutional capacity building and management. Not open for credit to students who have completed former IAD 202. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 201The Economics of Small Farms and Farming Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ARE 100A or ECN 100; or the equivalent. Economic perspective on small farm development. Establishes a basis for predicting farmers' responses to changes in the economic environment, and for proposing government policies to increase small farm production and improve farmer and national welfare. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
IAD 202NAnalysis and Determinants of Farming Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 110C or PLS 111; or the equivalent. Unifying concepts of cropping systems in temperate and tropical climatic zones; agroecosystems stability, diversity and sustainability; management strategies, resource use efficiency and their interactions; role of animals, their impact on energy use efficiency, nutrient cycling, and providing food and power.. Not open for credit to students who have completed former IAD 200. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
IAD 203NProject Planning and Evaluation (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Workshop—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IAD 200N; or Consent of Instructor. Interdisciplinary setting for application of student skills and specialization to a "real world" development project. Focus on team-building and effective interdisciplinary problem-solving methods, with the objective of producing a project document and presentation within a specified deadline. Not open for credit to students who have completed former IAD 203. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
IAD 290Seminar in International Agricultural Development (1-2) Active
Seminar—1-2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Discussion and critical evaluation of advanced topics and issues in international agricultural development. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 291Topics in International Agricultural Development (1-3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Selected topics dealing with current issues in agricultural development in lesser developed nations. Variable content. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 292Graduate Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Participation in H. Humphrey Fellow Program or consent of instructor. Individually designed supervised internship, off or on campus, in community, business or institutional setting. Developed with advice of faculty mentor and Humphrey Coordinator. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 298Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable—1-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Research. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
IAD 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Teaching assistant training practicum. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.