Post Graduate Diploma In Agriculture

Course Overview

This Course Guide gives a brief description of the topical areas of this course material. There is the need not only to understand the meaning and scope of agriculture as a basic activity to human existence, but also to appreciate the distinct classes of activities which combine to ensure international (global) food security. Agriculture is also a major contributor to diverse environmental alterations which threaten human existence on the planet earth, in respect of the multitude of cultural operations used to achieve optimum crop, animal and forest yields. The ownership of land is critical to land use for agriculture and other purposes, and this varies widely with the existing laws and customs in different parts of the world.

Module 1

Unit 1 Scope of Agriculture

Unit 2 Importance of Agriculture

Unit 3 Agriculture and the Natural Environment

Unit 4 Land Tenure and Use Systems

Module 2

Unit 1 History of Agriculture

Unit 2 Classes of Crops

Unit 3 Characteristics of Tropical Agricultural Systems

Unit 4 Systems of Crop Production

Unit 5 Cultural Practices in Crop Production

Module 3

Unit 1 Propagation of Crops

Unit 2 Climatic Factors Affecting Crop Production

Unit 3 Edaphic Factors Affecting Crop Production

Unit 4 Economic Importance of Animal Husbandry

Module 4

Unit 1 Classes of Farm Animals

Unit 2 Distribution of Farm Animals in Nigeria

Unit 3 Livestock Management Systems

Unit 4 Principles of Livestock Management

Unit 5 Economic Importance of Fish to Man

Module 5

Unit 1 Fisheries and Fish Production

Unit 2 Aquaculture

Unit 3 Types of Fish

Unit 4 Importance of Forest

Unit 5 Sustainable Forest Management

Module 6

Unit 1 Silvicultural Systems

Unit 2 Non-Timber (Non-Wood) Forest Products

Unit 3 Wood Products and Wood Components

Unit 4 Basic Principles of Forest Management

Unit 5 Importance of Wildlife

Module 7

Unit 1 Concepts of Wildlife and Wildlife Management

Unit 2 Ecotourism

Unit 3 Measures for Improving Agriculture

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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