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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.

AEB310: Environmental Economics (3 credits)

Environmental economics is designed to cover the application of economic theory and tools in the use of natural resources. It emphases the use of natural resources overtime, natural recourses scarcity, environmental quality and mechanisms for pollution control and their implication for public policy.

Prerequisite – AEB 212: Introduction to Agricultural Economics

AEB311: Resource Economics (3 credits)

Resource economics is designed to cover the application of economic theory and tools to the use of natural resources. It emphases the use of natural resources overtime, natural resources efficiency and different property regimes and natural resource use sustainability.

AEB312: Prices Analysis (2 credits)

The course exposes students to the role marketing processes play in agribusiness. Topics include the role of prices, consumer and producer theory, empirical price analysis, perfect and imperfect competition, spatial and temporal price analysis and price discovery. This is a 2 credit core course offered in level 300 (2L)

Prerequisite – AEB 212: Introduction to Agricultural Economics

AEB313: Economics of Agricultural Development (3 credits)

This course covers economic development with particular focus on the role of agriculture. The course covers topics such as theories of development and agricultural growth, the role of agriculture in economic development, economic characteristics of traditional agriculture and efforts undertaken to modernise traditional agriculture, emerging issues in agricultural development and agricultural development in Botswana.



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