Courses Catalogue

Agricultural Economics

COURSE CODE: ECO 7304
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics, M.A
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course is to equip students with the base knowledge of contribution of agriculture to the overall economic development of less developed countries.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to:

·         Explain the broad base of knowledge about the role and contribution of agriculture to the overall economic development of less developed countries.

·         Equip students with the required theoretical tools of economic analysis relevant to the problem of agriculture in these countries.

·         Discuss the empirical techniques of testing theoretical propositions pertaining to behaviour in agriculture.

·         Explain the current policy debates relating to agriculture and with the methodologies used to address policy questions.

·         Achieve the above objectives in a relevant fashion, the course shall, whenever possible, focus on Sub-Saharan African Examples, case studies and empirical results. As such, therefore, the overall purpose of the course is to impress on students that are no simple answers to the intractable problems facing Sub-Saharan Africa in the process of development.