Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management.
This is a unique program that will equip you with key skills and knowledge related to Agribusiness Management. A course in Agribusiness offers various career options like business ownership, farm or ranch management, financial consulting, education, international business, commodity trading, marketing, transportation analyst, law, natural resources, management in small and large companies, firms; and several other allied fields.
Duration: 6 to 8 months
Effort: 10-15 hrs/week
Mode of Study: ONLINE
Total Credits: 32
Agriculture requires the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock for food, the
most basic of human needs. Agriculture controlled the survival and development of the present
society, and the food security helped in the growth of the modern industrial states. In today’s
interdependent world of global markets and distribution systems, agriculture has now become an
essential element of national and international economies. Food is the leading product for trade, and
food security has become a matter of global concern. The future protection of the world’s food supply
has pointed the international discussion on one all bracing question: Can agricultural systems meet the
demands of a rising world population and deal with the escalating deterioration of land and soil
resources? To address this question a movement towards more sustainable agricultural practices has
begun. Study of agribusiness points to new science and technology based on genetic engineering and
other methods. It would be able to revolutionize the food industry. It is now widely accepted that the
ultimate necessity for seeking strategies for the sustainability of food production, use of renewable
and non-renewable natural resources use, is a primary concern....
In third world countries like Africa, agriculture accounts for 65 % of total employment and 32 % of the GDP. Therefore, agribusiness should be strategically placed to manage Africa’s future economic development. Agribusiness creates important linkages and encourages investment in a way which can have strong multiplier effects on growth. It is the critical tool to fight with food insecurity, not only because it stimulates production rate but, it also has the potential to create wealth for smallholders and rural communities. Although the worst-case prediction of human population explosion has not yet been realized, there is little doubt that it has been increasing significantly; at least 90 million people area added to the world population annually. Unless there is significant international cooperation to inscribe the problems associated with population control, it is predicted that the global human population will reach more than 14 billion by the year 2050. The availability of adequate food, fuel, and space for such an increased population in near will be unachievable. When we first think about world population and hunger, it seems evident that the connection between these two is that hunger arises because population is too large for the supply of the food. A shift towards more sustainable agricultural practices has begun to address these issues. Development of a competitive and sustainable agribusiness sector will require focusing on various components of the agri-food chain. This will include an initiative to boost productivity at the farm level, to upgrading value chains by empowering farmers’ organisations and involving them in strategic partnerships. One should look at how to respond to local, regional and international demand by adding value to the commodities and enhancing the roles of research, technology and innovation in the food chain for more sustainable agricultural production.
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