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Faculty of Applied Sciences
Relevant departments are Agriculture, Biotechnology and Consumer Science, Environmental and Occupational Studies, Food Technology, and Horticultural Sciences. Contact numbers and information can be found on the website.
National Diplomas in Agricultural Management and Agriculture (Animal Production or Crop Production), Horticulture, Consumer Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Management, Food Technology and Nature Conservation are offered. BTech and MTech qualifications in these areas are also offered.
School for Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Department of Agriculture Tel: 051 507 4051 and/or 051 507 3272 / 88
umesiobi [at] cut.ac.za / pfourie [at] cut.ac.za
A National Diploma in Agricultural Management (3 years) and a B Tech: Agriculture (Degree) is offered. An M Tech and D Tech are research options. Research is done in the fields of Agricultural Management, Animal Production and Crop Production. Short courses are also offered, and students and lecturers are involved in community service and frequently liaise with industry. The latter is mostly accomplished during the second year of training in the form of experiential training on a farm for a one-year period, while various assignments in most subjects also necessitates completion on a farm or agricultural business. Merit bursaries from the 2nd year of study, and Innovation fund bursaries for research projects are available.
Department of Horticulture Tel: 031 373 2717
N Dip and B Tech are offered in horticulture
Faculty of Natural Sciences
- Department of Agriculture – 031 907 7679
- Department of Environmental Health – 031 907 7654
Three year National diplomas in Plant production or Animal production offered. Bursaries are available.
Tel: 044 801 5111
Departments within the School of Natural Resource Management are Forestry, Agriculture, Nature Conservation, Game Ranch Management and Wood Technology. The National Diploma, BTech degree, MTech and DTech in agriculture are offered.
Tel: 041 504 3527
National Diploma in Agricultural Management; BTech in Agricultural Management; MTech and DTech in Agriculture.
Call 018 285 4320 or write to applicationsug [at] nwu.ac.za. for information about the School of Agriculture’s undergraduate programmes:
- BSc (Agric) Agricultural Economics and Extension
- National Diploma in Animal Health & BSc (Agric) Animal Health
- National Diploma in Animal Science & BSc (Agric) Animal Science
- BSc (Agric) Agronomy & Horticulture
Masters and Doctoral Programmes are offered in all the listed departments at the North-West University’s Mahikeng Campus. Call 018 389 2726 or email Lebogang.Motsei [at] nwu.ac.za.
- Two new programmes are offered from 2019: BSc (Agric) with Soil Sciences and Agronomy, and BSc (Agric) with Agricultural Economics and Agronomy. Tel: 018 299 4213 or email chantel.zaayman [at] nwu.ac.za.
- The School of Biological Sciences offers Geology, Zoology, Microbiology, Botany, Geography and Environmental Management. Call 018 299 2521.
- The School of Economics offers a BCom in Agricultural Economics and Risk Management. Call 018 299 1382.
- The Research Entity Environmental Science and Management offers a range of subjects that have a bearing on agriculture (mentioned in the relevant chapters of this publication) e.g. Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology, Environmental Management, Integrated Pest Management and Agricultural Economics. Call 018 299 1543.
The North-West University’s Business School provides the certification for the AgAcademy For Leaders (formerly the Grain Academy). See https://agacademy.co.za.
Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Agricultural Economics at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus
Agricultural research and education are, and will remain a prerequisite for increasing agricultural productivity and endured competitiveness in a globalised world economy. Agriculture has the ability to generate income for farmers and the rural workforce. This in turn will address food security and poverty alleviation. Given that few countries have achieved economic growth without agricultural development, it can be concluded that the sector can significantly contribute to poverty alleviation. Therefore, agricultural research and education should be a high priority, especially within the developing world.
Therefore, the main aim of the Master’s and Doctoral program in Agricultural Economics at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University is to equip students with knowledge and practical experience that will empower him/her to contribute to solutions relating to these difficult real world challenges in an dynamic agricultural environment.
Contact Mr J van der Merwe at 018 299 2393 or send an email to Johnny.VanDerMerwe [at] nwu.ac.za.
Faculty of AgriSciences Tel: 021 808 4833 / 737
Departments are Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Science, Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Food Science, Forest and Wood Science, Genetics and Institute of Plant Biotechnology, Horticultural Science,
Plant Pathology, Soil Science, and Viticulture and Oenology (DVO). The faculty also hosts the Institute for Wine Biotechnology (IWBT). Consult the website for contact details and information.
Faculty of Science Tel: 012 382 6203
Departments relevant to this publication are Animal Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Technology, Crop Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Water and Earth Science, Horticulture and Nature Conservation. Find out more on the website.
Faculty of Engineering and Bio-Sciences Tel: 082 77 00 144
Faculty of Science and Agriculture Tel: 040 602 2232
Departments in the School of Agriculture and Agribusiness are: Agricultural Economics and Extension; Agronomy; Livestock and Pasture Sciences. Departments like Geography, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) etc are housed within the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences or the School of Physical and Computational Sciences.
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Tel: 051 401 3199 / 2531 www.ufs.ac.za/natagri
Relevant departments are Agricultural Economics; Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences; the Centre for Environmental Management; the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Extension; the Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC); the Institute for Groundwater Studies; Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology; Plant Sciences; Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences; and Zoology and Entomology. The faculty also hosts the Paradys Experimental Farm.
Short courses for commercial and emerging farmers are available in Afrikaans, English or Sesotho. To find out about the financial planning and strategic management courses offered by the Centre for Agricultural Management, call 051 401 2557 / 3551 or visit www.ufs.ac.za/agriman.
College of Agriculture, Engineering and ScienceTel: 033 260 5597 www.caes.ukzn.ac.za
School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences http://saees.ukzn.ac.za
- Agricultural Economics,Agricultural Management & Agribusiness 033 260 5493 http://agriceco.ukzn.ac.za
- Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management http://agextension.ukzn.ac.za
- Animal and Poultry Science 033 260 5515 http://ansi.ukzn.ac.za
- Dietetics and Human Nutrition 033 260 5428 http://dietetics.ukzn.ac.za
- Crop Science http://cropsc.ukzn.ac.za
- African Centre for Food Security 033 260 6171 http://acfs.ukzn.ac.za
- Horticultural Science 033 260 5515 http://horticulture.ukzn.ac.za
- Plant Breeding http://plantbreeding.ukzn.ac.za
- Plant Pathology 033 260 5525 http://plantpath.ukzn.ac.za
- Agrometeorology 033 260 5514 http://agrometeorology.ukzn.ac.za
- Geography 031 260 7322 http://ses.ukzn.ac.za
- Geological Sciences 031 260 2516 http://geology.ukzn.ac.za
- Soil Science Environmental Hydrology/ Centre for Water Resources Research 033 260 5678 http://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za
Two other schools of interest to us are:
- School of Life Sciences – http://lifesciences.ukzn.ac.za. Disciplines here include Biochemistry, Biology, Cellular Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology and Microbiology
- School of Engineering (includes Agricultural Engineering – http://bioeng.ukzn.ac.za)
School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Tel: 015 268 2202/3
Departments are Agricultural Economics and Animal Production; Geography and Environmental Studies; Plant Production, Soil Science and Remote Sensing; and Water and Sanitation.
Research facilities include the Aquaculture Research Unit, the Experimental Farm, the Centre for Rural Empowerment and the Limpopo Agro-Food Technology Station.
Tel: 013 002 0001
A Bachelor of Agriculture (Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management) degree is offered, as well as a diploma in Agriculture (Plant Production).
University of Pretoria (UP) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Tel: 012 420 3201
The departments are listed on the faculty web pages, and include a link to where contact details and information are given. Departments in the faculty include: Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development; Animal and Wildlife Science; Consumer Science; Food Science; Genetics; Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology; Geology; Microbiology and Plant Pathology; Plant Production and Soil Science; Plant Science; Zoology and Entomology.
Their institutes, centres and units include: African Centre for Gene Technologies; Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA); Centre for Environmental Studies; Centre for Wildlife Management; Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU); Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI); Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being (IFNUW); Post Graduate School for Agriculture and Rural Development; South African Institute for Agricultural Extension; SADC Centre for Land Related, Regional and Developmental Policy.
University of Pretoria (UP) Faculty of Veterinary Science
Tel: 012 529 8000
On the website, find the interactive links to the departments: Anatomy and Physiology, Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Paraclinical Sciences, Production Animal Studies, Veterinary Tropical Diseases.
Centres include the Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, Equine Research Centre and the Onderstepoort Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.
The method of studying at UNISA – distance learning along with practical modules at a centre near you – makes this an ideal method of studying or upgrading your qualifications, whether you are an extension officer, potential farmer or entrepreneur.
The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is situated within the Florida Campus on the corner of Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida, Johannesburg. It offers both University-of-Technology and University programmes under one roof. In Agriculture, for example, we offer a National Diploma and BTech in Agricultural Management as well as a generic BSc (Agric).
The College is committed to teaching, research and community participation in order to meet the needs of South Africa, the SADC region and Africa as a whole.
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Department of Agriculture and Animal Health – the focus is on agricultural management, animal health, food nutrition, food security and social development. This department also hosts the Unit for Indigenous Technological Knowledge Services. 011 471 3231 / 2818
- Department of Life and Consumer Sciences – call 011 471 3649 Life Sciences e.g. animal physiology, biochemistry, botany, biology, microbiology and zoology
- Consumer Sciences e.g. food, clothing and textiles, nutrition and hospitality
School of Environmental Sciences
- The Department of Environmental Sciences focuses on environmental Science, Environmental Management, Ornamental Horticulture and Nature Conservation. 011 471 2355 / 3138. Short learning programme enquiries – 011 471 2577 / 2616
- The Department of Geography offers undergraduate degrees in environmental management and geography modules up to doctoral level. 011 471 3689 / 2084 Short learning programme enquiries – 011 471 3120 / 2084
Centre for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Tel: 011 471 2171
School of Agriculture Tel: 015 962 8000 / 8310 / 8408
Departments within the School of Agriculture are: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness; Agricultural and Rural Engineering; Animal Science; Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences; Food Science and Technology; Forestry; Horticultural Sciences; Plant Production; and Soil Science.
Departments with the School of Environmental Sciences include Ecology and Resource Management; Geography and Geo-Information Sciences; Hydrology and Water Resources; and the Institute of Semi-Arid Environment and Disaster Management.
Of interest to readers of this publication is also this university’s Centre for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation.
Faculty of Natural Sciences Tel: 021 959 3426
- Departments in the faculty include Biotechnology, and Biodiversity and Conservation Biology.
- Units/Institutes of interest to this publication include the Institute for Water Studies and the South African Herbal Science and Medicine Institute (SAHSMI).
Faculty of Science and Agriculture Tel: 035 902 6282 / 6649
- Departments include Agriculture; Biochemistry and Microbiology; Geography and Environmental Studies; Zoology and Botany.
Faculty of Applied & Computer Sciences
- Department of Biotechnology Tel: 016 950 9648
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Tel: 043 702 9369/71
National Diploma: Consumer Sciences: Food and Nutrition
- Level 3 Course in Crop Technician. ...
- Course in Forest Conservation Qualified Professional Training. ...
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. ...
- Agriculture (Level 1) - Suffolk Rural (Otley) ...
- Sustainable Agriculture. ...
- Level 1 Qualification in Land-Based Studies (Agriculture) ...
- Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. ...
- Field Botany.
You could start your career in farming by doing a course at agricultural college like: Level 2 Certificate in Land-based Activities. Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture. T Level in Agriculture, Land Management and Production.Why is agricultural learning important? ›
Agricultural Education is far more important than just an elective curriculum. Our daily needs such as food, clothing, medicine, and even the paper this article was printed on require agriculture. The National FFA is one of the largest youth-led organizations in the United States.How do I train to be a farmer? ›
You could get into this role via a university course, a college course (such as a Level 2 certificate, a Level 3 Diploma, or a T-level in Agriculture, Land Management and Production - England-only, from Sept 2023), an apprenticeship, or by working towards the role by working as a supervisor, unit manager or assistant ...How many years is agricultural course? ›
The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) is a four-year degree program designed to provide students with the technical knowledge in crop raising, agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, integrated pest management, seed conditioning and technology and other areas related to production and quality control in the food ...Is agriculture hard to study? ›
It is not hard. Agriculture course is very vast. Vast than law. What is the future scope of BSc in agriculture?What are the five skills in agriculture? ›
Among the most important skills in agriculture there is interpersonal skills, analytical skills, management skills, technological skills, problem solving skills such as the ability and the knowledge of what causes post harvest skills and reduction of the same.How do I start a career in agriculture? ›
- Research different farming careers. ...
- Talk to people who work in farming industries. ...
- Apply to an entry-level position. ...
- Educate yourself about farming. ...
- Get organized. ...
- Hire a farming crew. ...
- Strong judgment.
If you're wondering to yourself, is agriculture a good major to pursue? The answer is absolutely yes! While it isn't completely necessary to have a degree in agriculture to land many agriculture jobs, it can place you in a better position and opens up other possible opportunities in the industry.What is the goal of agriculture education? ›
Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
Agricultural Education provides learners with necessary skills required for the effective practice of agriculture with the aim of providing food, job and raw materials for industries to ensure food security and sustainability.What is the meaning of agricultural education? ›
Agricultural education is the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management. At higher levels, agricultural education is primarily undertaken to prepare students for employment in the agricultural sector.What are types of training in agriculture? ›
- Beekeeping Training Program. ...
- Cattle Management Training Program. ...
- Custom Harvesting Training Program. ...
- Dairy Training Program. ...
- Field Crops Training Program. ...
- Pig Farm Training Program.
- Problem-solving. As a trial-and-error profession, farming requires strong problem-solving skills. ...
- Mechanical and repairing. ...
- Interpersonal. ...
- Time management. ...
- Health and physical stamina. ...
- Organizational. ...
- Management. ...
Join an accelerator or farmer training program.
Did you know that there are programs for people who who want to get started farming? No experience required! Some of the programs are online and others in person. Some require you to be selected while others are open to join.
No, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject for BSC in Agriculture. You can leave maths but make sure you are good in physics , chemistry and biology. To get a seat in BSC Agriculture , you should be science student, with PCB or PCM. But you should score minimum 50% or 60% ( depending on Institute) .What is the highest paying job in agriculture? ›
- Farm manager.
- Agricultural specialist.
- Water treatment specialist.
- Food technologist.
- Environmental scientist.
- Water resources engineer.
- Operations manager.
Farmers use mathematical skills and science in their day-to-day farm activities. For example, farmers use mathematical skills to estimate the seed amount needed, the cost to plant their crop based on the area of cultivable land they possess, to purchase equipment or tools needed and make payments for various purchases.Can a girl study agriculture? ›
Yes offcourse. There are lot of job opportunities for girls as well. In Agriculture, boys are preferred for marketing jobs and girls for the desk job. Many of them have done PG and then got selected in various agriculture institute which are run by ICAR.Is agriculture a good career? ›
It is a great job opportunity for a career in agriculture. The job is best suited for those who have a keen enthusiasm in the agricultural settings and want to apply their engineering knowledge in that field.
If you want to study Agriculture, you will deal with agricultural processes and their conditions. This includes the cultivation of renewable raw materials and the production of food for humans and animals. The goal is to produce food efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way.What are the qualities of being an agriculturist? ›
- Passion and Commitment.
- Sales and Marketing Skills.
- Ingenuity, Creativity and Adaptability.
- Life-long Learner.
- Skills and Abilities.
Hard skills are also considered job-specific skills that can be taught or acquired through training or hands-on experience. For example, in agriculture, hard skills can be understanding precision agriculture, being a large animal veterinarian, having a degree in agronomy, or being a mechanic.What is a skilled worker in agriculture? ›
Skilled agricultural and fishery workers grow and harvest field or tree and shrub crops, gather wild fruits and plants, breed, tend or hunt animals, produce a variety of animal husbandry products, cultivate, conserve and exploit forests, breed or catch fish and cultivate or gather other forms of aquatic life in order ...Who studies agriculture? ›
Professionals of the agricultural science are called agricultural scientists or agriculturists.Which country is best for agriculture jobs? ›
Many of the most popular destinations for an agriculture job abroad are located in Europe. Countries such as France, Spain, Ireland, and Germany offer international workers the opportunity to develop their trade amidst beautiful scenery and rich agricultural landscapes.Which jobs are in demand in agriculture? ›
She adds that while graduates in agricultural economics are relatively plentiful, they can apply for jobs in operational positions, marketing and logistics. There is also a growing demand for specialists in the handling and logistics of horticultural crops, fruit, vegetables, grain and oilseed crops and animals.What career can I do with agriculture? ›
- Farm worker.
- Agricultural engineering.
- Crop Grower.
- Grain elevator operator.
- Agriculture Mechanics.
- Agricultural equipment technician.
- Agricultural equipment operators.
- Purchasing agent.
Top Diploma and PG Diploma courses in Agriculture stream include Food Processing, Seed Technology, Horticulture, Organic Farming, Agro Products Processing, Harvest Technology. Students can pursue them after 12th as well as 10th in some cases.What are the three main components of an agricultural education program? ›
As the three circle model of Agricultural Education suggests, there are three important aspects to a total, successful secondary Agricultural program: classroom/laboratory instruction, FFA, and Supervised Agricultural Experiences.
Agriculture education programs not only teach students how to be farmers, but also train tomorrow's scientists, nutritionists, teachers and so much more. A combination of classroom instruction and applied agriculture experiences outside of the classroom build the foundation for educated consumers and agriculturists.What is the 3 integral components of an agricultural education program? ›
A successful agriculture education program must be based on three components: classroom instruction, Future Farmers of America (FFA) leadership activities, and Supervised Occupational Experience Projects. Two major federal and state programs provide support for agricultural education programs: the Carl D.What is the purpose of agriculture? ›
Agriculture is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock. It includes the preparation of plant and animal products for people to use and their distribution to markets. Agriculture provides most of the world's food and fabrics.What is the scope of agriculture? ›
agriculture scope can provide you with multiple employment opportunities. B.Sc. agriculture graduates can work in various public and private institutions, research centres and other companies engaged in agriculture, dairy farming, horticulture and other agri-related sectors.What is the introduction of agriculture? ›
Agriculture or farming is the practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago.What do agriculture teachers do? ›
Agriculture science teachers educate students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agriculture science teachers educate students on a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology. In addition, many advise an FFA chapter.Which department is best in agriculture? ›
- Environmental Engineer.
- Agricultural Lawyer.
- Agricultural Operations Manager.
- Animal Geneticist.
- Agricultural Engineers.
- Agronomy Sales Manager.
- Bioinformatics Scientist.
- Agricultural Economist.
- 7 Agriculture Master's in Nigeria. Master. Agricultural Policy and Administration. University Of Ibadan. Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria. M.Sc. Animal Science. ...
- 7 Agriculture Master's in Nigeria. Master. Agricultural Policy and Administration. University Of Ibadan. Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria. M.Sc.
If you are looking for the best agriculture courses in Kenya, enrol for degrees in dairy technology, veterinary medicine, food nutrition and dietetics, education and extension, and biosystems engineering.Where is the best place to study agriculture? ›
- Wageningen University and Research Center.
- China Agricultural University.
- South China University of Technology.
- Jiangnan University.
- University of Massachusetts--Amherst.
- Zhejiang University.
- University of California--Davis.
- Cornell University.
Agriculture involves growing of crops and rearing of animals for family consumption and profit making. Agriculture has five branches namely; agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, animal husbandry, horticulture and agronomy. It plays a positive role in the improvement of the economy.Which agriculture job has highest salary? ›
- Farm manager.
- Agricultural specialist.
- Water treatment specialist.
- Food technologist.
- Environmental scientist.
- Water resources engineer.
- Operations manager.
An agricultural officer post is one of the most prestigious and well-paid jobs in the agriculture sector.What are the subjects under agriculture? ›
- Plant Biochemistry.
- Agricultural Engineering.
- Principles of Plant Biotechnology.
- Agricultural Entomology.
- Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Prices.
- Breeding of Field and Horticulture Crops.
BSc agriculture courses after 12th – Highlights
Agronomy, Agriculture, Plant Biochemistry, Water Management, Agricultural Meteorology, Organic Farming, Entomology, Horticulture, Genetics, Food Technology, Farming System, Plant Breeding, etc.
- Agribusiness Management and Enterprise Development.
- Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management.
- Food Science and Nutrition.
- Food Science and Post harvest Technology.
- Dairy Technology and Management.
- Agricultural Biotechnology.
- PgDip Business for Agri-Food and Rural Enterprise. ...
- Diploma in Agricultural Management. ...
- Agriculture Technology Diploma. ...
- AGRICULTURE Advanced Diploma. ...
- Diploma of Production Horticulture. ...
- Research Group on Agricultural, Agroindustrial, environmental and educational processes. ...
- Diploma Level 3 in Agriculture.
Ekurhuleni Agriculture College is among the best agricultural colleges available in Gauteng. It offers a wide range of courses.What do agriculture students do? ›
If you want to study Agriculture, you will deal with agricultural processes and their conditions. This includes the cultivation of renewable raw materials and the production of food for humans and animals. The goal is to produce food efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way.Which country is rich in agriculture? ›
China, India, the United States, and Brazil are the world's top agricultural producers, in that order.
Worth – China is a world leader in agriculture production and supplies about 50% of the world's vegetables, producing 500 million tons. A large population is associated with agriculture in this country. 2020/21 cotton production was 26.5 million 480-pound bales. Generally, it is the best farming country in the world.