Courses Catalogue

Agriculture And Development

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course examines the various forms of agriculture in developing economies and how their roles in developing economies. Some theories of agriculture are discussed and how they predict outcomes and changes in agrarian economies. The course also examines the contribution of agriculture to development and the relevant structures and policies using examples from Africa and other parts of the world.


Course Objectives

This course aims at introducing doctoral students to the concept of agriculture and the agriculture sector and its role in the development of predominantly farming economies.  


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

·         Understand the meaning of agriculture;

·         Articulate the various forms of agriculture and how they contribute to development;

·         Analyse the key theories explaining agriculture and development, or forces in society and the economy that lead to agricultural change;

·         Understand the structures, policies and challenges underlying agriculture in Uganda, Africa and the rest of the world.