Course Title: AGRIC-ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION:
Sep 20, 2019 - Duties of an Agricultural Economist As agricultural economists better determine market indicators like farm income and food prices, they study many areas, such as: Natural resource management. ... Agricultural marketing systems. Commodity exchanges.
ob Description for an Agricultural Economist
Agricultural economists employ principles and concepts of economics to learn more about the supply and demand of goods and services in the agricultural sector. This includes analysis of production, consumption, and distribution. These professionals often choose an area of expertise, such as crop and livestock sciences, environmental economics, policy analysis, agribusiness, food safety, international trade, rural development, or marketing systems.
Agricultural economists typically work with agricultural data and statistics in office settings, but they may travel as part of a research group to collect information. Additionally, they may teach and conduct research at colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs in agricultural economics.
Duties of an Agricultural Economist
Agricultural economists examine data to determine patterns and trends in economic activity. They also conduct research to collect data and market samples. They use the predictions obtained from their research to inform, influence, and improve the business decisions of clients and agricultural organizations. As agricultural economists better determine market indicators like farm income and food prices, they study many areas, such as:
Natural resource management
Agricultural marketing systems
Whether they want to offer a short-term forecast or long-term prediction for some part of the agricultural market, these professionals must have an excellent understanding of agricultural production and relevant economic forces. This involves devising data collection methods and using appropriate statistical methods to obtain useful information. Agricultural economists may also communicate their findings at seminars and conferences to encourage further research or investment in a particular area.
Agricultural Economist Salary
In May 2018, the BLS reported that workers in the 90th percentile or higher earned $182,560 or more per year, whereas the bottom 10th percentile earned $58,130 or less per year. The highest paid economists worked in management, scientific, and technical consulting services; however, the legal services was the largest employer of economists as of 2018.
Although some positions require only a bachelor's degree in economics, most agricultural economist positions require a master's or Ph.D. in the field. The courses aspiring agricultural economists could study include food science, agricultural policies and marketing systems, and farm credits. These professionals need to have a solid understanding of agriculture, statistics, and market forces in order to make their projections.
Subject Combination for JAMB
Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME
The required cut-of-points for this course (AGRIC-ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION:) depends on the school you are applying for, basically every school has a minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area. Also, it is important to note that your O'level subject is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result
AGRIC-ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION: Requirement UTME
AGRIC-ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION: Requirements Direct Entry
AEE Special Consideration
(i) ABSU accepts OND/HND at credit level.
(ii) CALABAR - accepts
(a) two 'A' level passes in any of Chemistry, Biology /
Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science/ Geography
/Geology /Economics and Mathematics.
(b) HND, OND/NCE at merit level but does not accept IJMB
and accepts at least a pass i Physic
(iii) EKSU and BAUCHI accept pass in Physics
(iv) UYO accepts OND (upper credit) HND (lower credit),
NCE with merit pass in relevant fields plus UTME
(v) MAKURDI - As in Agric Economics
(vi) MAUTY accepts any of the following :
(a) GCE `A’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/Agric.
(b) ND in Agric. with a minimum of Lower Credit, plus
Credit Passes in English Language, Mathematics,
Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Sc.
(c) HND with overall credit plus credit pass in English
Language, Maths., Chemistry & Biology/Agric. Science
(d) IJMB with 7 points credit passes in Chemistry,
Biology/Agric. Science or Mathematics
(vii) FUTA accepts
(a) OND or equivalent professional qualifications at Upper
Credit level or 'A' level passes at least two of the
following subjects, Chemistry, Biology and
Mathematics. Holders of any of these certificates fromrecognized institutions may be considered for
admission into 200 level, provided they meet the
minimum entry requirements and have passed
relevant subjects at appropriate level
(viii)RSUST accept ND (Upper credit) HND/NCE at credit
level in relevant subject, plus UTME requirements
into 200 level.
(ix) LAUTECH accepts ND with Upper Credit/HND/NCE at
Credit Level in relevant subjects, (Plus UTME
requirements) may be considered for admission into
(x) TSUJ in addition to UTME requirement accepts:
(a) A’ passes to include Chemistry and any of Biology,
Agric. Science, Economics and may be admitted to 200
(b) ND (lower credit) and NCE (merit) may be admitted to
(c) HND (upper) and NCE (Distinction) may be admitted to
(xi) EBSU accepts NCE with minimum Merit passes in
relevant fields or HND and OND with minimum of
Upper credit in relevant fields.
(i) CALABAR requires a credit pass in ‘O’ level Physics.
(ii) RSUST requires credit pass in Agricultural Science with
at least a pass in Biology. It also requires credit passes
in Chemistry, Economics and Mathematics.
(iii) ESUTECH requires at least a pass in Physics
(iv) CRUTECH and FUTA require in addition to UTME
requirements at least a pass in Physics.
(v) PHC - Same as Fisheries.
(vi) LAUTECH requires credit in Biology &Physics
(vii) FUTA requires at least five credits at WASSCE or NECO
or GCE (O/L) or equivalent at NOT more than two
sittings in the following subjects: English Language,
Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Economics or Geography. At least a pass in
Physics is required.
(viii) ABSU requires five SSCE credit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric.
Science and one of Physics and Economics.
(ix) MINNA – Same as in Water Resources, Aquaculture
and fisheries Technology.
(x) TSUJ accepts Statistics in lieu of Physics.
(xi) COOU requires five O’ level credit passes to include
English language, Biology/Agricultural Science,
Chemistry and any one of Mathematics, Physics,
Geography and Economics.
(xii) MAUTY requires credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/
Agric. Sc. and any one from Physics/Geography/
(i) FUTA requires English Language, Chemistry,
Biology/Agricultural Science and either Mathematics
(ii) JABU requires a pass in Physics
(iii) TSUJ and CALABAR require English Language,
Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and either
Mathematics or Physics. TSUJ also accepts Economics.
(iv) MAUTY requires Biology/Agric. Sc. and any other two
of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics and
Schools offering AGRIC-ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION:
|University of Calabar (UNICAL).|
|Adamawa State University||160|
|Akwa Ibom State University||180|