Agricultural Economics

Staff profile (Agricultural economics)

No.  

Name

Specialization/Area of interest

Academic level

Academic rank

Contact Address

Phone number

email

1

Astewel Takele

Agricultural Economics

MSc

Lecturer

(+251) 0922275774

astewel2005@yahoo.com

2

Berihun Tefera

Agricultural Economics

MSc

Lecturer

+251911 355509

  berihunt2@gmail.com

3

Fentahun Tesafa

Agricultural Economics

MSc

Lecturer

+251 918701164

fentat@yahoo.com

4

Zerihun Nigussie

Agricultural Economics

MSc

Lecturer

+251 911862866

zeriye@gmail.com

5

Zewdu Berhanie*

Agricultural Economics

MSc

Lecturer

+251912117931

zewdubrhn@yahoo.com

 

* on study leave

 

Agricultural Economics

General Objective

The general objective of the program is to provide academic excellence and to create professionals that have high concern to the interests of the society in implementing the development programs of the country.

Specific Objective

The primary objectives of the program are:

  • To produce highly qualified Agricultural Economists;
  • To conduct research pertaining to the socio-economic development of the farming community of the country; and     
  • To render professional out-reach services to the farming community, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Graduate profile

The program consists of a blend of academic and skill-based disciplines to ensure the development of agricultural economics expertise thereby preparing the graduates for employment in a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations to serve as professions in a wider spectrum of areas such as: Specifically, the graduate can:

  • Serve as planner in agriculture and rural development,
  • Manager and organizer in agricultural enterprises,
  • Economic analyst,
  • Economic advisor or consultant,
  • Socio-economic researcher,
  • Extension team member/leader,
  • Market expert,
  • Credit expert,
  • Policy idea generator,
  • Project planners and implementers,
  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Facilitators and organizers,
  • Researchers,
  • Consultants, and
  • Instructors,

List of modules and number of courses

Module Code

Module Name

Number of courses

Total Credit Point

 

Common and supportive courses

8

38

01

Rural Development

4

20

02

Basic Agricultural Economics

5

25

03

Applied Agricultural Economics

6

30

04

Research Tools and Methods

6

25

05

Agricultural Marketing and Finance

5

23

06

Agricultural Development and Policy

4

20

 

Total

181

Admission Requirements

Students admitted directly from secondary school are required to meet the Ministry of Education national higher education enrollment criteria of each specific academic year. Others like readmission advance standing, extension, summer and distance students will be admitted to the program according to the academic rules and regulations of Bahir Dar University and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Graduation Requirements

According to the rules and regulations of Bahir Dar University, students in this program will be able to graduate if and only if they:

  • Complete the entire course with a minimum of 108 Credit Hours. The overall student’s workload in ECTS credit point is 181. Students will be evaluated for each course according to load given to lecture, tutorial and practical, etc.
  • Score minimum CGPA of 2.00 for the total number of calculable ECTS for which they have been registered.
  • No “F” or “NG” or “I” grade for any course(s) they have been registered.

Degree Nomenclature

The under graduate disaster risk management major program leads to a certification referred in English and Amharic as:

  • In English: Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics
  • In Amharic: ባችለርሳይንስዲግሪበግብርናምጣኔሀብት
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