Egerton University

Egerton University (EU)

Diploma in Farm Resource Management

  • Diploma Program
  • Duration : 3 years

Course Overview

In recognition of the fact that about 90% of Kenya‘s population is engaged in small-scale farming, from where they derive their livelihood, students in the Diploma in Farm Resource Management programme at Egerton University are prepared to handle the challenges of agricultural development as they join the agricultural extension advisory service or serve in private sector agricultural entities.

The farm management curriculum acknowledges the importance and value of involvement in practical operations and activities in farming. Hence, practical farming facilities are availed in the University in a specialized tuition farm, The Tatton Demonstration Unit (TDU), now renamed the Taton Agriculture Park (TAP). TAP is the field laboratory for students of this programme.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The requirements for admission as diploma students in Farm Management at Egerton University are:

  1. An aggregate score of KCSE Grade or KACE/EACE Division II or equivalent;
  2. Individual score KCSE Grade C or Credit (KACE/EACE) in each of the following subjects; English or Kiswahili, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Physical science, Biology or Biological Science.

Egerton University minimum entry requirements for Diploma Programmes

The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they do not in any way, entitle an applicant to a place at Egerton University. 
Applicants must:

  1. Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade 'C' passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya
  2. National Examinations Council or equivalent. Provided that candidates with disabilities will be given special consideration with regard to the number of subjects taken at KCSE. OR
  3. Hold a certificate from a recognized institution with a 'Credit' pass or higher or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization, acceptable to Senate AND
  4. Meet additional or specific entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute offering the Diploma programme.

Course Objectives

The objective of the curriculum in Farm Management at Egerton University  is to produce a graduate with knowledge and technical skills in crop and livestock production coupled with the ability to conduct economic analyses of problems and opportunities in agricultural production, marketing and management.
At the end of studying in this programme, graduates with the Diploma in Farm Resource Management from egerton University will be able to:
Pursue an undergraduate degree program in agricultural economics, agribusiness management or any other option;

  1. To start and sustain self employment activities;
  2. Serve as managers of commercial farms, ranches, state large scale and institutional farms;
  3. Serve as agricultural projects co-ordinators in NGOs;
  4. Serve as agricultural extension officers in the civil service, parastatals and NGOs;
  5. Serve as marketing executive in agro-chemical and food processing firms;
  6. Gain employment as agriculture teachers in secondary schools.

Course Program

The department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management at Egerton University has categorized its course into five disciplines as follows:
Category 1. Introduction economic theory and quantitative economics
Category 2.Resource and development economics
Category 3. Agricultural marketing, price analysis & international trade
Category 4.Farm management and production economics
Category 5.Agricultural law & policy
Category 6.Industrial and field attachment

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