Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development where we cultivate brilliant young minds to become leaders in the food and agricultural sector.

Over the past few years, the field of Agricultural Economics has been intensified and expanded. This field of study was established in the 20th century with farm management and commodity marketing as a focal point. This, however, was expanded to the analysis of questions on agricultural strategy, policy, food security, optimal use of resources, agricultural finance, international trade, and the link between agriculture and the rest of the economy. Agricultural economists are revolutionary users of any development in economic theory and econometrics, and apply it in different aspects within the agricultural and textile industry.

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