Intensive Lecture Course by Dr. Witsanu Attavanich (Kasetsart University) on November 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021

As part of a series of international collaborative courses offered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Unit for the Kyoto University Top Global Course (AGST), the Division of Natural Resource Economics will hold an intensive lecture course entitled “Implications of Climate Change, Agricultural Policies and COVID-19 Pandemic for Food Security” (Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VB) , taught by Dr. Witsanu Attavanich at Kasetsart University, Thailand on November 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021.


[Course Title]

[Intensive, Second semester]

Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics VB (生物資源経済学特別講義VB)(Code: FC09000)

“Implications of Climate Change, Agricultural Policies and COVID-19 Pandemic for Food Security”

[Number of credits]

1 (one)


Dr. Witsanu Attavanich

Associate Professor  
Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, 
Kasetsart University, Thailand


November 4 (Thu.): Lect. 1 (15:00-16:30) + Lect. 2 (16:45-18:15) 

November 11 (Thu.): Lect. 3 (15:00-16:30) + Lect. 4 (16:45-18:15) 

November 18 (Thu.): Lect. 5 (15:00-16:30) + Lect. 6 (16:45-18:15) 

November  25 (Thu.): Lect. 7 (15:00-16:30) + Lect. 8 (16:45-18:15) 

[Course Format]

Remote (Online) 



[Overview and purpose of the course]

Rising global population has increased the concern about food security. A future challenge will be to secure the food supply for people and double the food production to feed a population that is projected to reach 9.73 billion by 2050. Aside from population growth, several previous studies found that food security can be affected by several other factors, including climate change, which influences food production through changes in crop yields and cropland and hence food availability. Studies also concluded that climate change is projected to negatively affect the global food system and food availability especially in the developing countries. Recent COVID-19 pandemic has also posted challenges on food security. Through eight lectures and class discussion, students are expected to understand the issues covering climate change, food security and agriculture with methods and applications to evaluate the impacts of climate change plus implications of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Moreover, students are expected to learn methods and applications of program and public policy evaluation in agriculture.

[Syllabus & Flyer]

Please see Syllabus and Flyer for further information.


[For Academic Credit]

   ■Students at GSA (Graduate School of Agriculture):

     Please register on KULASIS according to the following schedule: 

       ・September 21- October 11:  Timetable creation

       ・October 12- 13: Registration

       ・October 16- 19 :  Correction

       ・October 21 (5:00 pm): Confirmation of registration

   ■Students at other Graduate Schools

   Students at other Graduate Schools also can register for this course on KULASIS. However, the registration period may differ from one Graduate School to another. Please contact the student affairs office of your affiliated Graduate School for more details about the course registration procedures.

[For Non-credit Participation as auditor]:

Please register with Assistant Teaching Staff Mr. Makoto Kuroda by contacting him at:

kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)


Makoto KURODA, Assistant Teaching Staff, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture

E-mail: kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)

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