Higher Diploma in Agriculture (Agriculture) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

Higher Diploma in Agriculture (Agriculture) Course at Botswana College of Engineering and Technology (BCET)

What is Agriculture?

Agriculture encompasses crop and livestock production, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry for food and non-food products. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities.

Objectives of the farm

The first and major objective of the BUAN Farm is to provide facilities and services for teaching:

  • Provide student-managed practical plots
  • Provide demonstration plots for practical classes
  • Provide structures for both crop and livestock demonstrations
  • Provide structures and animals for practical training in animal production
  • Be a facility for Field Practical Training

The second objective of the University Farm is to provide facilities for research by:

  • Providing research plots for staff and student projects
  • Providing structures and experimental animals for staff and student research projects
  • Permitting students to carry out meaningful and well-planned research projects during which a lot of practical skills can be acquired.

The third objective of the Farm is in commercial production in areas where, there is comparative advantage to produce. This objective will be realized by:

  • Engaging in production areas which are profitable under Botswana conditions.
  • Developing the attitudes of students towards working with their hands to acquire some good working habits.

Serving as a model to the farming community in Botswana and thus send the message that farming in Botswana can be a viable economic option

Careers in Agriculture

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist.
  • Agricultural & Food Science Technicians.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Agricultural Workers.
  • Food Processing Occupations.
  • Farmers Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers.
  • Plant Scientists.