AGN 101 Introduction to Agriculture
History of agriculture, domestication of farm animals and crops, changes and emergence of agricultural system and productions, introduction of agro-climatology and geomorphology, importance of soils and additives in crop production. Animal production and importance of mixed farming systems in agriculture. Introduction to aquatic and marine fishery production; and importance of agriculture to national and socio-economic development. Maintenance and management of agricultural machinery, Agricultural research, global issues and sustainability.
This course aims at creating awareness in students about how climatic, edaphic, religious and socioeconomic factors influence the choice of farming systems practised and domestic animals kept by farmers. It also aims at introducing students to the elements of agro- climatology. Students will gain knowledge in animal science, plant science, leadership skills, agricultural policies and regulations, opportunities and career paths within the study of agriculture, agricultural research, sustainability, agricultural mechanics and global issues.
Mode of Delivery
Lectures, class discussion, presentation, simulation, case studies
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Bhavikatti, S. S. (2005). An introduction to agriculture and agronomy. New age international publisher: India, 1-2.
Francis, C. A., & Clegg, M. D. (2020). Crop rotations in sustainable production systems. In Sustainable agricultural systems (pp. 107-122). CRC Press.
Lemaire, G., Franzluebbers, A., de Faccio Carvalho, P. C., & Dedieu, B. (2014). Integrated crop–livestock systems: Strategies to achieve synergy between agricultural production and environmental quality. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 190, 4-8.
Mishra, R. K. (2007). Livestock-Crop Production Systems and Livelihood Development. Atlantic Publishers & Dist.
National Research Council. (2010). Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century. National Academies Press.
Spedding, C. (2012). An introduction to agricultural systems. Springer Science & Business Media.
ILT 101 Information Literacy
The course will equip students with skills that will enable them to access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. The course will assist students to appreciate the role of library in teaching, learning, research and extension activities. It will provide students with basic knowledge in ICT for managing library resources including online resources.