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CAPE Agricultural Science: Unit 1

CAPE Agricultural Science
19
Jul

RATIONALE

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. Agriculture is the set of activities that transform the environment for the production of animals and plants for food and other human usage. In addition, to protecting the environment, agriculture provides jobs especially for rural people and contributes to the viability of the area, creates a more stable food supply, and provides other desired environmental and rural outputs.

AIMS

This course aims to:

  1. develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of agriculture as it relates to food and the environment and the multifunctionality of territories of the Caribbean region;
  2. provide knowledge of the dynamic nature of the value-added chain in agricultural production (from production to consumption), post-production and marketing in a complex national, regional and international market;
  3. develop an appreciation of the importance of agriculture in alleviating hunger and poverty, ensuring food security and safety, and improving nutrition and health;
  4. develop an appreciation of the importance of agriculture in providing multiple pathways to employment and further education;
  5. increase an awareness of the relationship between agriculture and the environment and the importance of preserving the environment;
  6. utilise modern technology to improve agricultural production and encourage innovation and food security within nations and regionally;
  7. use the scientific method to solve problems and make informed judgements;
  8. integrate information, communication and technological (ICT) tools and skills.

Course Content

Total learning: 28 lessons Time: 52 weeks

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