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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural economics and Resource management- The course and where one can work.

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural economics and resource management is a course that is offered by a number of public Universities.
Some of the Universities that offer the course include Moi University and Egerton University. In a nutshell, one will study about economics and management, with a special application to agricultural disciplines. About 90% of the curriculum is similar to an economics and
management class.

One will learn such aspects as land utilization, scarcity of resources, alleviation of poverty in communities, carrying out the most beneficial economic activities in the community among other activities. Some of the management units will include finance, strategic management, and accounting. In economics, one will make use of economic models and graphs, development economics, some sociology, econometrics among other disciplines. Some of the major employers of Agricultural economics and resource management graduates include the ministry of Agriculture, lands, agricultural research organizations such as KARI and ICRAF. One can also work for microfinance institutions and banks that advance loans to farmers and local communities.   You can also work for agricultural based organizations such as Kenya Seed, AFC, ADC, KTDA, KCC among others.

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17 comments:

  1. I just checked the JAB website and realized i had been called for Bachelor of science(electrical and electronic engineering).Is this course marketable,? What is the start pay if you secure a jo,?Do you think take the course matters?

    Julius.

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  2. As a bachelor of science degree in electrical and electronics engineering, you can work in mobile phone companies e.g safaricom, airtel, Yu, orange,Telekom, etc in heavy energy industries as a power engineer e.g Bamburi, EABL,and other manufacturing/production companies , in internet service providers, media and broadcasting companies etc. The starting pay can range from between kshs.30,000 and kshs120,000 per month.

    If you did not find the answer to the question you were looking for, you can always feel free to ask and I'll be more than happy to answer.

    C.O.K Mabinda
    Editor
    Kenyan campus Blog

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  3. Bsc Agricultural Engineering,wat does it involve,work areas and paymentsBsc Agricultural Engineering,wat does it involve,work areas and payments

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  4. Hv been called 2 do Bsc Agricultural Engineering JKUAT,plz where will i work coz am getting people saying that they normally dont get employment,what are the payments,or i should go and change yet i like the couse...plz help me,am jst confused.Hv been called 2 do Bsc Agricultural Engineering JKUAT,plz where will i work coz am getting people saying that they normally dont get employment,what are the payments,or i should go and change yet i like the couse...plz help me,am jst confused.

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  5. Agricultural engineering is closely related to mechanical engineering, only that it has a special emphasis on some agricultural applications. You will learn the design concepts needed for designing components, you will also learn some basic technical drawing, since every design must first begin as a drawing. You will also learn some workshop skills, such as operating the lathe machine, doing some basic maintenance etc.

    When it comes to looking for a job, you can get a job anywhere that a mechanical engineering graduate can get a job. You can be employed in manufacturing companies such as soap, cooking fat, edible oil, Agro chemicals, sweets, and car manufacturers such as General Motors, Total, Car&General etc. , agricultural based manufacturing companies such as KTDA, Kenya seed, Del Monte,KCC, etc. The metal and metal forming companies such as iron sheet manufactures, car parts manufacturers,sufuria,basin, and other basic component manufacturers, the kind of companies you see in Industrial area in Nairobi. The starting pay varies, but should be anywhere from kshs.30,000 to kshs.65,000 per month.

    Hope I answered your question correctly. If you need any more clarification, you can always ask again.

    Thanks.
    C.O.K mabinda
    Editor
    Kenyan campus Blog.

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  6. Now that you have informed me about Geologists salaries in kenya,i have visited the kenyanblog 4 the vacancies in geology & to my surprise , 4 every vacancy they a talking of 2,3,5...yrs of exprience in the related field,now my query is that when i pursue this course of Geology in Uon where exactly will i get this exprience just after my graduatioo & how much i can earn since starting with a salary of 6 figures dsn't sound as a reality.pliz help as you've always done.

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  7. The question of experience is not unique to geology alone, many fresh Kenyan graduates in varied professions are facing the same problem of experience. From computer science, engineering, to business management to Geology and other courses, the problem of experience is there. You can leverage that problem by:

    - Treating the attachments you for as some sort of experience. You can form networks at the place where you will get attachment and you can hopefully return there to seek for a job. ( I suppose every course has a requirement for one to go for an attachment in the third year or so) and get industry skills. That is not hard to get, and many companies are actually willing to offer students attachments.
    - Get unpaid internship, but take care not to be misused, some companies actually like taking advantage of fresh graduates who are willing to volunteer.
    Those are some of the methods you could use so as to bypass that problem.

    Anyway, some companies do recognize that when they employ you, you do not have the necessary practical skills to carry out the job. So, many sensible companies these days employ you as a graduate management trainee, a graduate trainee, so that they revolve you around the various departments in the company and then after two years, they will post you to your job/area expertise. The trend is catching on, and hopefully by the time you have completed,many companies will have embraced that.

    About the starting salaries, and whether the six figure salary is too unrealistic, yes, only a few companies offer that kind of package. The rest (including the government) have starting salaries of about kshs.30,000).

    However, if you have a few friends, just ask about the starting salaries at Kengen and Geothermal Development Company (GDC), and you will be surprised at the answers.

    Hope I answered your question correctly. If you need any more clarification, you can always ask again.

    Thanks.
    C.O.K mabinda
    Editor
    Kenyan campus Blog.

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  8. hi mr.mabinda i have been called to egerton university to do agricultural economics.i wanted to know the repoting dates,if the course is marketable and the salary expectations.thankshi mr.mabinda i have been called to egerton university to do agricultural economics.i wanted to know the repoting dates,if the course is marketable and the salary expectations.thanks

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  9. About the reporting dates for Egerton University,I'm not sure, since when the suggestion of double intake was put forward, some universities have changed their academic calendar.

    About the course, it has much to do with economics than agriculture per se. In fact, about 80% of the course is similar to economics. So, you are bound to share many classes with economics and management students. True, there will be some agricultural units here and there, but the core of the course is economics. You will learn such concepts as statistics, use of graphs to portray economic data, development issues and economics, sociology, finance, resource mobilization and rural development, econometrics etc.

    Your possible employers will be banks; possibly to assist in lending of loans to farmers, agricultural research organisations such as Agra (Alliance for the green revolution of Africa), KARI (Kenya Agricultural Research Institute), ICRAF, financial institutions, NGOs that work to promote the economy of rural communities, agricultural resource companies such as KCC, Kenya Seed, KTDA, Finlay,ADC, government departments such as ministry of Agriculture etc.

    Hope I answered your question correctly. If you need any more clarification, you can always ask again.

    Thanks.
    C.O.K mabinda
    Editor
    Kenyan campus Blog.

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  11. hi mr mabinda ad like to know, what a bachelor in agricultural economics entails and its marketability at the moment compared to other economics courses, and its first possible salary.thanks in advance!

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  12. Hi Mr Mabinda am called to Embu University college for bachelor of science in agriculture,,am worried coz i don have a clue on what it entails, its marketability and where ad get employed on completion of the course. please assist

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  13. hi Mr.Mabinda,am doin BSc.Agricultural Resources Management.3rd yr and would like to know various places to do attachment...u can email me:kellenmurithi@yahoo.com

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  14. Hi
    I cannot see the geologist salary anywhere

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  15. Hi mr mabinda i have been admitted to masinde muliro university to do agricultural economics and resource management but am comfused because i was thinking to change with B.COM.please help with ideas inaccordance with the experience you have wether i should change or just do the course pliz

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