Course Title: Agriculture and Development
Course No.: RDS 565
Nature of the Course: Theory and Practical Period per Week: 3
Year: First Time per Period: 1 hour
Semester: Second Total Period: 48
This course intends to enable students to have sound knowledge of the theories of agricultural development, agriculture and rural development, agriculture policy and programs, agriculture modernization and entrepreneurship development, and agriculture finance. After completing this course, the students will prepare a mini-research report on agriculture and rural development based on the field survey data.
Course Contents LH
Unit I: Theories of Agricultural Development 16
1.1 Historical Context of Agricultural Development
1.2 Population Pressure and Agricultural Development in Developing Countries
1.3 Schultz’s Theory of Traditional Agriculture Transformation
1.4 Jorgenson’s Dual Economy Model
1.5 Boserup’s Theory of Agrarian Change
1.6 Technology Transfer Theory on Agriculture
Unit II: Food Security and Rural Development 12
2.1 Status of Food Security
2.2 Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition
2.3 Economic of Food Demand and Supply
2.4 Agendas for Food Security
Unit III: Agriculture Growth and Sustainability 10
3.1 Integrated Farming System
3.2 Farmer Managed Irrigation System
3.3 Agriculture Cooperative and Farming
3.4 Atmospheric and Agriculture Production Trends
3.5 Threats to Sustainable Farming System
Unit IV: Agricultural Financing, Policies, Programs and Projects 10
4.1 Financing in Agriculture Sector
4.2 Policies related to Food Security and Food Nutrition
4.3 Agriculture Perspective Plan (APP), Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) & Land Use Plan (LUP)
4.4 One Village One Product (OVOP) & Agriculture Super Zone (ASZ) Programs
4.5 High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) Project
4.6 Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade (PACT) Project
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