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Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management | UMP

APS Required

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Duration

3 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum APS: 26 with Mathematics and 28 with Mathematical Literacy
  • English (Home or First Additional Language) Level 4
  • Mathematics Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy Level 6
  • Agriculture or Life Sciences: Level 4
  • Physical Science: Level 4

Career Prospects

  1. Agricultural Extension Officer: Provide agricultural advisory and extension services to farmers, rural communities, and agricultural stakeholders to promote best practices and improve agricultural productivity and livelihoods. Agricultural extension officers deliver training, workshops, and demonstrations on topics such as crop production, livestock management, soil conservation, and agribusiness development.
  2. Community Development Facilitator: Facilitate community-driven development initiatives aimed at improving rural livelihoods, enhancing food security, and empowering marginalized groups. Community development facilitators work with communities to identify needs, mobilize resources, and implement projects related to agriculture, water management, income generation, and social welfare.
  3. Rural Development Coordinator: Coordinate rural development programs and projects that promote sustainable livelihoods, natural resource management, and economic empowerment in rural areas. Rural development coordinators collaborate with government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations to design and implement interventions that address rural poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation.
  4. Agricultural Project Manager: Manage agricultural development projects, including donor-funded initiatives, value chain programs, and community-based projects, to achieve project goals and objectives. Agricultural project managers oversee project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, ensuring effective utilization of resources and stakeholder engagement.
  5. Natural Resource Manager: Manage and conserve natural resources such as land, water, forests, and biodiversity in rural landscapes, balancing environmental conservation with sustainable resource use and livelihoods. Natural resource managers develop resource management plans, implement conservation measures, and engage stakeholders in participatory decision-making processes.
  6. Agribusiness Development Officer: Promote agribusiness development and entrepreneurship in rural communities, facilitating access to markets, finance, technology, and business skills for smallholder farmers and rural enterprises. Agribusiness development officers support value chain development, market linkages, and business incubation initiatives to enhance agricultural competitiveness and profitability.
  7. Rural Finance Specialist: Facilitate access to financial services and credit for smallholder farmers, agricultural cooperatives, and rural entrepreneurs to support investment in agricultural production, marketing, and livelihood activities. Rural finance specialists work with financial institutions, development agencies, and government programs to design and implement financial inclusion strategies tailored to rural communities’ needs and capacities.
  8. Social Impact Analyst: Assess and evaluate the social, economic, and environmental impacts of agricultural and rural development interventions to inform policy-making, program design, and project implementation. Social impact analysts conduct impact assessments, stakeholder consultations, and beneficiary surveys to measure outcomes, identify lessons learned, and enhance program effectiveness and sustainability.
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