CAPE Agricultural Science SBA
MODULE 1: AGRICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT On completion of this Module, students should: 1. understand the importance of the environment to stakeholders; 2. understand the effects of soil, water and air pollution on the environment; 3. appreciate the role of tourism, trade and society to agriculture; 4. be aware of the policies governing pollution; 5. acquire practical and analytical skills.
- Discuss the importance of the environment to stakeholders;
- Describe the major sources and impact of atmospheric pollution on the environment;
- Identify procedures used for maintaining and improving air quality;
- Describe the major sources and impact of soil and water pollution;
- Discuss the importance of international conventions and agreements in regards to pollution control;
- Determine the importance of forest to the environment;
- Discuss the relationship between wildlife and the environment;
- Describe how the environment can be sustainably utilised for tourism and trade;
- Discuss the role of society in shaping the agricultural agenda in the region.
MODULE 2: ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT On completion of this Module, students should: 1. appreciate the importance of animal production to agriculture in the region; 2. understand the management practices associated with farm animals; 3. develop practical and analytical skills.
- Explain the importance of animals to humans;
- Explain the importance of genetics and breeding associated with farm animals;
- Discuss reproductive management in farm animals;
- Rare a batch of broiler birds and a pair of rabbits;*
- Investigate nutrition and feeding associated with farm animals;*
- Investigate the effect of different conditions on the growth of broiler birds;*
- Explain the features of housing associated with farm animals in the region;
- Discuss the major health concerns of farm animals in the region;
- Explain the socio-economic factors associated with farm animal production.
MODULE 3: LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS AND INNOVATIONS On completion of this Module, students should: 1. demonstrate the techniques involved in processing livestock products; 2. understand the principles governing non-conventional farming methods; 3. develop skills in marketing livestock products; 4. appreciate the importance of agro-energy; 5. develop practical and analytical skills.
- Describe the techniques governing postharvest technology;
- Discuss the importance of emerging technologies and farming systems in agriculture;*
- Explain the management practices involved in aquaculture;
- Discuss the importance of technology in animal reproduction;
- Process carcasses of broiler birds;*
- Explain the procedures involved in the marketing of processed and unprocessed animal commodities;
- Develop a marketing plan for the processed commodity;
- Outline the principles involved in food safety and security in animal production;
- Discuss methods used in harvesting agro-energy.