Agriculture And Development
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.
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.
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.