Courses Catalogue

Agriculture And Environment

COURSE CODE: ENV2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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Agriculture and Environment (Introductory)

  • Definition of Agriculture
  • Definition of Environment
  • Smallholder agriculture
  • Brief History of Agriculture
  • Importance of agriculture
  • Relationship between agriculture and environment
  • Constraint to smallholder agriculture in East Africa

 

12

Agricultural Practices

  • Rainfed Agriculture System
  • Monoculture
  • Multiple Cropping
  • Shifting Cultivation 
  • Nomadic Pastoralism
  • Agroforestry
  • Ranching
  • Irrigation

 

10

Organic Agriculture

  • Organic Agriculture
  • Green Manure

 

4

Agricultural Trade and Globalization

  • Agricultural Financing
  • Globalization
  • WTO and Agriculture

 

4

Green Revolution

  • Green Revolution
  • Pesticides and Environment
  • Chemical Fertilizer and environment
  • Irrigation and the environment

 

9

Genetic Modified Foods

  • What is Genetic Modified foods
  • Issues of Concern of GMO to the Environment
  • Impacts of GMO or GMO foods

 

3

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Sustainable Development
  • Benefits of sustainable agriculture
  • Ways of making agriculture to be sustainable

 

6

Benefits of Agriculture to Developing Nations

  • Kenya and Agriculture
  • Tanzania and Agriculture
  • Uganda and Agriculture
  • Livestock and fishing in Uganda

 

6

Land Use in Uganda

  • Land Tenure system in Uganda

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MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes