Department of Agricultural Economics and Development

INTRODUCTION

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty Regulations and the General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Degree programmes herein referred to as General Regulations.

2. OBJECTIVES

2.1 To develop an agricultural economics and development related degree programme relevant to Zimbabwe and the developing regions through contributing towards sustainable food production, natural resources management and overall economic growth.
2.2 To respond to stakeholders’ needs for viability related to Agricultural and Natural Resources Management, through teaching research and extension.
2.3 Provision of a supportive environment for the theory and practice of Economics of Agriculture and Development in Natural Resources Management and Agriculture. Production of competitive and innovative graduates for various career opportunities in private and public sectors as well as self-employment. Creation of an understanding of a holistic or integrated systems approach to agricultural development and related Natural Resources Management.

3. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Normal Entry

Prospective students should have at least five ‘O’ Level passes including English Language, Science and at least a B in Mathematics and any two ‘A
‘Level passes in the following subjects Agriculture, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business, Sociology, Accounts, Geography and Biology.


Visiting School

This is a 3 year degree program aimed at individuals already in employment. In addition to satisfying the general entry requirements, they should either have a Diploma in Agriculture or other relevant Tertiary qualification. Level 2 and 3 run concurrently.

4 CAREER PROSPECTS

On successful completion of the degree programme, graduates can be formally employed in the private or public sector. They may also be self – employed. The following career

prospects are available to graduates:
4.1
Private Sector – Bankers, commodity brokers, Agri – Business Finance Managers, Applied Economists, Consultants, Marketing Agents/Sales
Representatives, Extensionists, Development and Communication Agents.


4.2
Public Sector – Researchers (Applied Economists, Marketing Agents,) Extensionists, Lecturers, NGOs and Development Agents, Development and
Communication Agents.


4.3
Self-Employment – Farmers, Consultants
.