Background of Program (Purpose of Program)
The techniques and nature of farming have evolved together with the evolution of science and equipment for production. Goal Two of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals focuses on eradicating hunger all over the world by the year 2030 hence the quantity and quality of food production to meet the increased demand for it is at the forefront of every nation’s agenda. This program offers practical and fundamental understanding of the science and art of the development, sustainable production, marketing and use of high-value, intensively cultivated food and ornamental plants. The program is designed to give you knowledge of the ways and methods of cultivating all kinds of food and ornamental plants with modern technologies and the ability to market and effectively manage the production and sale of the produce.
Graduating from this program offers you a wide range of industries to work in particularly in food production and processing firms. You can also become an entrepreneur.
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.
Head of department
Ms. Patience D. Kaledzi
- For WASSCE and SSSCE applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics
- For G.C.E Ordinary Level candidates, in addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants should have passes in Physics, Chemistry or Biology or Agricultural Science/General Science and any other subject.
- Certificate Holders from any of the Agricultural Colleges in the country, such as Kwadaso, Nyanpkala or Wenchi Colleges could also apply.
- G.C.E Advanced Level should obtain passes (A-D) in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science.