Agricultural Science

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Agricultural Science is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses aspects of exact, natural, economic and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture and the environment.

The CAPE Agricultural Science Syllabus was developed in response to the fact that agriculture and food are prime industries in the region and are key components in the development of policies that drive economic growth, utilise natural resources and sustain the environment. It is imperative that the agricultural industry in the Caribbean has persons who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to undertake and sustain the development of the agricultural sector leading to the goal of wealth creation through increased food production; and food security and safety. Additionally, there is increasing recognition of the role that agriculture plays in improving nutrition and health.

Persons who complete this course will be better positioned not only to be farmers, but to make evidence-based and informed judgments and decisions on implementing best practices to enhance the sector over time and on preserving the environment.

The subject is organised in two (2) Units.

UNIT 1: Fundamentals of Agriculture and Crop Production

Module 1 The Science and Business of Agriculture
Module 2 Horticulture and Management
Module 3 Postharvest Technology and Innovation

UNIT 2: Animal Production and the Environment

Module 1 Agriculture and the Environment
Module 2 Animal Production and Management
Module 3 Livestock Products and Innovation

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