Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness The programme produce graduates with knowledge and skills in agricultural economics and agribusiness to provide solution for problems in production and marketing of agricultural commodities. The graduate are experts to enhance profitability of agriculture and affordability of agricultural commodities in contemporary agribusiness along the value chain. Graduate are made to develop attitude towards self-employment in agriculture and agribusiness value chains
At the end of the programme the graduate should be able to;
- apply and communicate scientific and technological knowledge to meet the needs of the industry and the consumer for the production and marketing
- Develop attitude towards self-employment and employ themselves in agricultural and agribusiness value chains.
- Identify and respond to economic challenges encountered in current agribusiness value chains;
- Evaluate new techniques and where appropriate, apply them to commercial practice.
This is where you transform your agricultural knowledge into real business.
What is agricultural economics?
If you have not hear of agricultural economics before, it is important for you to know that agricultural economics is simply a branch of economics that deals with the tools of micro and macroeconomics which would be used to solve problems relating to agriculture.
Agricultural economics is concerned with food policy agricultural policy as well as environmental policy. Some of the important topics we have under agricultural economics include:
- Food and consumer economics
- Production economics and farm management
- Development economics and so on
Where can an agricultural economist work in Tanzania?
Many individual are confused as to where they would work when they are done with a degree course. For this reason, I have put together a number of places where an agricultural economist can work once he or she is done with studying agricultural economics. Here are some of the places an agricultural economist can work in:
- An agricultural economist can work as a farm manager
- An agricultural economist can work under any agribusiness firm in the country
- An agricultural economist can work as an Agriculture teacher in a school
- An agricultural economist can work as an health economist
- An agricultural economist can work as a farm attendant
- An agricultural economist can work as an agricultural officer
- An agricultural economist can work as a crop extension expert
What’s the Value of an Agricultural Economics Degree?
The Answer: a 98.7% Chance that You’ll have a Job after Graduation. If you have a passion for or desire to work as a business leader in agriculture, food processing, agricultural lending, corporate management, environmental sustainability or other related fields, the agricultural economics degree is a great choice.
Agricultural economics is an applied discipline with a broadly based application to development theory. The importance of agriculture in economic development has led to pressing demands on the role which agricultural economists are required to play. At all stages, a major part of the planning and implementation input is contributed by agricultural economists. In general, agricultural economics has contributed to the fields of research and training, smallholder and rural development, project planning and management, and the formulation, planning and analysis of macro‐policy.
Are agricultural economist in demand?
As a result, there is a much greater demand for agricultural economists to take part in the marketing decisions of the farmers’ products.