Diploma in Agribusiness Management

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.

Course Overview

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. 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.

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. 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.

What you’ll learn
  • Theoretical and practical skills in management, strategic planning development, and human resource management in the agribusiness sector that would enhance rural development.
  • Entrepreneurial skills for the agricultural sector.
  • Capacity management with a practical orientation needed to link up the agricultural sector and the business world under the broad perspective of commercialization of agriculture.
  • Able to invest in rural areas and urban areas and improve their standards of living.
  • Able to provide technical skills to professionals that will help them do agriculture as a business.
Requirements
  • At least a pass in English and Mathematics/Statistics at WASSCE, SSCE or GCE “O” level or NECO is compulsory.
  • Science and Technology Course may be admitted into the program. Such students must have passed Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language at WASSCE, SSCE or GCE “O” level or NECO before undertaking the course.
  • Candidates must have access to either a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity.
  • Candidates must be equipped with quality webcam and headphones.
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 8 Weeks – ₦200,000
  • Fast-Track – 6 Weeks – ₦300,000
Program Dates
  • December, 2023 – February, 2024
  • March – May, 2024
  • June – August, 2024
  • September – November, 2024

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