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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
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The Department of Agricultural Education & Economics is made up of three units, Agric. Economics, Agric. Education and Agric. Extension.

Agricultural Extension Courses

AEB317: Rural Sociology (2 credits)

Topics covered in this course include traditional social organisation, peasant farming systems, smallholder farmers; the individual, group and social system. Innovations and social change. Village leadership and change agents. The emerging rural community; rural institutions, social action programmes and participation. Concepts of rural development. Rural development and rural urban migration. Rural surveys. Rural societies in Botswana. This is a 2 credit core course offered in semester 5 level 300 (2L)

AEB417: Agricultural Extension (3 credits)

The need for extension. Extension as an educational process. Diffusion and adoption of technologies. Extension surveys. Extension campaigns and execution. The change agents. Individual, group and mass media approaches. Extension organisation and administration in Botswana. Planning, execution and evaluation of extension programmes. Audio visual methods. Factors affecting choice of media. This is a 3 credit core course offered in semester 8 level 400 (3L)



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