MSc Agriculture and Development

University of Reading
In Reading

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Reading
  • Postgraduate
  • Reading

Full Time: 12 months.
| Part Time: 24 months.

Start date: September 2017.

This course critically examines the role of agriculture (including horticulture) and agricultural research in addressing the major challenges and opportunities related to agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the developing world. A flexible course is offered, including a horticulture pathway. The course explains the roles of agriculture and horticulture in development and the different biophysical, economic and social environments in which they are practised.
Recent research developments and innovative practices in response to challenges such as poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability are elaborated upon and supported by field visits. The factors that influence and enhance the relevance, quality and impact of research and farmer innovation processes are described.
Graduates are well suited to working along the research to-development continuum – whether in research, extension or development, within international and national institutions.

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Whiteknights, RG6 6AH, Berkshire, England
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Starts On request
Whiteknights, RG6 6AH, Berkshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Environmental Sustainability
Agriculture Development

Course programme

Sample modules:

  • Rethinking agricultural development (including horticulture): implementing solutions
  • Agriculture in the tropics
  • Experimental agriculture/horticulture

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

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