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Republic of the Philippines

SOUTHERN LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY


College of Aquatic and Applied Life Sciences
Bontoc, Southern Leyte

COURSE SYLLABUS
First Semester A.Y. 2019-2020

Vision : A High Quality Corporate Science and Technology University

Mission : Produces S and T leaders and competitive professionals;


generate breakthrough research in S and T based disciplines;
transform and improve the quality of life in the communities in the
service area; and be self –sufficient and financially viable.

Goals :
1. Develop comprehensive curricula to produce S and T leaders
and professionals;
2. Establish a culture of Science and Technology –based
research
3. Facilitate adoption of technology to communities and
service area
4. Intensify production capability
5. Establish a transparent, efficient and effective management
system

Course Title : Introduction to Organic Agriculture

Course Information
Course Code : 8-2-A-21
College : College of Aquatic and Applied Life Sciences
Department : Agricultural Sciences
Degree Program : Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Faculty Member : Bobby M. Añora
Consultation Period : 1:00 – 5:00 M-F
Contact Information : 09261250015 and bobby_fp1@yahoo.com

Course Description : This course will introduce students to the principles and
processes of organic farming as an alternative system of farming. Students can gain
understanding on the cultural practices (crop rotations, cover crops, pest management,
etc.) and biological processes (composting, soil food web, plant and animal health, etc.)
that form the basis for organic production of plant and animal products (fruit, nuts,
vegetables, grain, forage, pasture, milk, meat, and eggs). Finally, this course allow them
to be acquainted with the standards being implemented in the production and
marketing of organically-grown farm products in the domestic and international markets.

Number of Units (Lec/Lab) : 2 Units Lecture (36 hours per semester/2 hours per week)

Institutional Outcomes :
1. S & T Leadership
2. Competitiveness
3. Generate Breakthrough Research
4. Transform and Improve the quality of life
5. Self-sufficient and viability

Program Outcomes :

1. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice
(PQF level 6 descriptor);
2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino;
3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
(PQF level 6 descriptor);
4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibilities;
5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage“ (based on RA 722)
6. Generate and share knowledge relevant to specific fields in the study of
agriculture;
7. Participate in the formulation and implementation of agricultural development
plans and programs;
8. Apply scientific method in the conduct of research activities;
9. Understand and apply concepts of agricultural productivity and sustainability in
the context of national, regional, and global developments;
10. Engage in agricultural production and post-production activities;
11. Promote sound agricultural technologies to various clients and in the manpower
development for agriculture; and,
12. Employ relevant tools in information technology in solving agriculture-related
problems.

Course Outcomes (COs)

On the completion of the course, students are able to:

Program
Course Outcomes
Outcomes
Understand CO 1 Explain the holistic concept of organic farming as a system as
and apply a complex interrelationship of parts, similar to that of living
concepts of ecosystems
agricultural
productivity
and CO 2 Discuss the principles of organic farming and recommended
sustainability in practices
the context of
national, CO 3 Formulate production strategies employing principles of
regional, and organic farming and practices that adheres to international and
global national standards
developments

TEACHING-LEARNING PLAN

Intended References
Course Assessment
Learning Weeks Learning Activities and
Outcome Action
Outcomes (ILOs) Resources
CO1  Discuss the 1-2 Lecture/Classroom Students will 8,9, 10
rationale of Debate conduct a
organic debate
farming and discussing the
the health pros and
benefits of cons of
organically- organic
grown food farming.
Rubric is used
to assess the
performance.

 Analyze
Lecture, Brainstorming
differences 3 Oral 15
and Games
between Recitation
subsistence,
and Quiz
conventional
and organic
farming
systems
CO2  Discuss the 4-6 Lecture/Discussion/Think- Oral 1,2,3,4,and
basic cultural Pair-Share Recitation, 5
practices and Brainstorming
biological and Quiz
processes
critical for
successful
organic
farming
 Explain the 2,5 and 6
7 Oral
role of soil
Recitation,
health in
Brainstorming
organic crop
and Quiz
production
 Give Oral 3,4 and 5
examples of Recitation,
ways to Games and
manage Quiz
weeds, insects,
and diseases
in organic
crop
production

CO3  Discuss 8-13 Lecture/Discussion/Think- Oral 10,11,12,


important Pair-Share Recitation, 13 and 14
considerations Brainstorming
in the and Quiz
production of
organic
chickens, pigs
and
vegetables
including
production of
organic
fertilizers,
concoctions
and extracts

 Discuss
production 14-16 Lecture/Discussion Oral 7,8,9,10,11
standards Recitation, and 12
implemented Brainstorming
and Quiz
in the national
and
international
levels
 Develop
17-18 Lecture/Discussion/Oral Students
production
Recitation working in 7,8,9,10,11
strategies
groups and 12
employing
develop a
principles of
project
organic
proposal that
farming and
deals on
production
organic
standards.
farming

Grading System:

Term Exam: 30%

Class Participation: 30%

Reaction Paper/Project Proposal: 35%

Attendance 5%

References:

1. Dinampo, BJ. 2017. ed. Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture. New
York, USA: Arcler Press LLC.

2. Shekan, HS. 2017. Crop Residue Management for Soil Health, Crop Protection and
Environmental Quality. New Delhi, India: Random Publications
3. Dwivedi, DJ. 2014. Crop Disease Management Principles and Practices. New Delhi,
India: Random Publications.

4. Choyal, R. 2013. Basic Concept of Sustainable Agriculture. New Delhi, India:


Random Publications.

5. Finn, R. ed. 2013. Handbook of Organic Farming Principles and Practices. New
Delhi, India: Anmol Publications Pvt Ltd.

6. Almendras, RP. ed. 2017. Fundamentals of Agronomy. New York, USA: Arcler Press
LLC.

7. Philippine National Standard (PNS): Organic Agriculture (PNS/BAFS 07:2016).


Quezon City: Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards. Available at:
www.organic.da.gov.ph.

8. Republic Act 10068. Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, An Act Providing for the
Development and Promotion of Organic Agriculture in the Philippines and For
Other Purposes. Available at: www.organic.da.gov.ph.

9. Asia Regional Organic Standard (AROS).2012. FAO, UNCTAD and IFOAM.


Available at: http://www.fao.org

10. The IFOAM Norms for Organic Production and Processing, 2005 Version. Germany:
IFOAM. Available at: https://www.ifoam.bio>files

11. United States Department of Agriculture. 2013 Organic Livestock Standards. USDA
Agricultural Marketing Service. Available at: https://www.ams.usda.gov.

12. Lampkin, N. ed. 1997. Organic Poultry Production. United Kingdom: University of
Wales. Available at: http://www.orgprints.org.

13. ATI. 2006. Farmer’s Guide on Bio-Organic Inputs from Plants, Fish and Animal Liquid
Extracts. VSU,Baybay, Leyte: ATI Regional Training Center VIII. Available at:
http://www.ati.da.gov.ph/rtc8

14. TESDA. 2019. Self-Assessment Guide for Organic Agriculture NC III. Taguig, MM:
TESDA Central Office. Available at: http://www.tesda.gov.ph/

15. Rodale Institute. Organic vs Conventional Farming System. Kutztown, PA, USA:
Rodale Institute. Available at: https://rodaleistitute.org/
Provision for Flexibility:

Prepared by:

BOBBY M. AÑORA
Facilitator

Reviewed by: Approved by:

CARLO M. CABILLO WEBEL GLENN C. DUBLADO


Department Head/ Program Chair Associate Dean for Instruction