Bachelor of Agriculture Honours in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resources Management
Dr Jorine Ndoro
The Bachelor of Agriculture Honours (Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management) has been designed to develop the capacity of Agricultural Extension practitioners who will work in agricultural and rural development in the NGO sector, for government service, for agri-business and for other private sector companies involved with farmers and rural communities.
Bachelor of Agriculture Honours (Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management) graduates will contribute to the improvement and enhancement of the quality and effectiveness of agricultural extension services. They will help meet the demand for professionals who can lead and manage agricultural extension through the complex world of agricultural and rural transformation.
Students with the following qualifications will be considered for admission into this degree:
• Bachelor of Agriculture (NQF7) with a minimum
credit-weighted third-year average mark of 60%.
• Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension (NQF7) (or
similar agricultural qualification at least at NQF 7) with a minimum credit-weighted average of 60%.
|Plant Protection 1
|Rural Wealth Creation
|Introduction to Farm Management IA
|Introduction to Soil Science IA
|Computer Application for Extension
|Rural Economic Systems
|Farm Management 1B
|Scientific Writing and Reporting for Agriculture Extension
|Soil science 1B
|Introduction to Vegetable Production 2A
|Introduction to Agronomy 2A
|Introduction to Fruit Crop Production (Citrus & Subtrop) 2A
|Budget and Risk Management 2A
|Introduction to Irrigation (Water) 2A
|Fruit Production 2B
|Agronomy Practices 2B
|Vegetable Production 2B
|Managing Irrigation Systems 2B
|Designing Agriculture Extension Projects
|Developing a Farm Business Plan
|Developing a Land Use Plan
|Participatory Agricultural Extension
Additional Information for Potential Students and other Stakeholders
This programme includes broader and specialised competencies in terms of communication, behaviour change, facilitation, leadership and group dynamics, adult learning, technology innovation and transfer, project planning and management, extension evaluation and community development. It also includes client orientation and customer focus, service delivery innovation, problem solving, honesty and integrity and people management and empowerment.
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