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CSEC Agricultural Science

csec-Agricultural-Science
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RATIONALE

This course was developed in response to four (4) key objectives of the food and agriculture sector in the Caribbean; a region consisting mainly of Small Island Developing States. These objectives, which provide the framework for this syllabus, are to achieve the goal of food and nutrition security; adopt sustainable agricultural approaches that are responsive to an uncertain physical and economic environment; contribute to economic diversification through transformation of communities and
improvement of livelihoods; and ensure that the human resource capacity available to the sector is adequate in quantity and quality.

AIMS

This course aims to:

  1. develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of agriculture as it relates to food and nutrition security and the economies of the territories of the Caribbean Region;
  2. provide knowledge of the dynamic nature of agricultural production, post-production and marketing in a complex national, regional and international market;
  3. develop an appreciation of the importance of sustainable agriculture for the preservation of the environment;
  4. develop an appreciation of the importance of agriculture in providing multiple pathways to employment and further education;
  5. develop scientific and technical competencies, and transferable skills such as critical thinking, innovativeness, team work, problem solving, communication, and other life skills;
  6. foster dispositions such as concern for others, ethical conduct, stewardship of resources, and a keen interest in participation in national, regional and international affairs;
  7. develop competencies in the application of appropriate modern technologies.

Course Content

Total learning: 151 lessons Time: 52 weeks

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