Agriculture And Environment
The course will
help to introduce students to the geography and history of Agricultural
activities in various regions of the world, enabling them to identify major
agricultural practices in both developing and developed countries; and their
impacts on the environmental recourses. Students will also acquire knowledge of
major agricultural land use practices in East Africa: crop production; animal
rearing and silvi-culture, in which they enable communities in promoting
sustainable agricultural practices, spearhead development and food security.
The course will further cover the green revolution and technological advances
in the field of agriculture; climatic changes and influences on agricultural productions;
the relationship / variations in indigenous systems and modern methods of
agriculture, and their impacts on the environment. Students will therefore be
in position to adopt and apply or promote the use of appropriate agricultural
technologies that enhance sustainable agriculture in societies; and agro
utilization of the environmental resources will always have consequences on
human and its environment. Thus, this course will avail the students the
understanding of interrelationship between agriculture and environment in order
for them to appreciate the needs for sustainable environmental practices for
protection and preservation of the entire world.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
the concept of sustainable agriculture that encourages environmental
the interrelationship and interdependency of environment and agriculture.
detailed understanding of globalization and food security
A student completing
the course is expected to:
the validity and limitations of scientific theories and claims about the
§ have a
demonstrated understanding of the interactions among physical, biological,
chemical, and human components of the environment.
tests of environmental questions, acquire data, and apply scientific methods to
answer these questions.
the various social drivers of environmental problems and the relative
attributes of policy instrument solutions.
and deliver informed positions on current environmental problems to the public.