The programme targets graduates from a variety of backgrounds and specialization including agricultural and related sciences, the biological sciences, information and communication science, information technology and social sciences. AICM also provides for admission of mid career candidates with relevant experience in their relevant areas of specialization.
Minimum Entry Requirements
1) A holder of Bachelor of Science degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent in Agricultural Science, Biological Science, Environmental Science, Forestry and other relevant disciplines from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institutions recognized by Senate.
2) A holder of a Bachelorís degree, of Lower Second Class Honours in any of the degree categories specified in 1 above with a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or other equivalent qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institution recognized by Senate or with at least two years relevant experience, demonstrated through research and publications.
3) A holder of pass degree in any of the degree categories specified in (2.1) above with a relevant Postgraduate Diploma or other equivalent qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other equivalent institution recognized by Senate, and at least two years of relevant work experience.
The objectives of the course are:
i) To use a holistic approach to provide skills needed in agricultural research and solving agricultural problems in the region.
ii) To contribute to development of higher education in all areas of agricultural science and technology.
Biometrics, computer use and scientific communication
Remote sensing and global climate change
Agricultural production systems
Environmental management and post harvest technology
Development economics & marketing
Major 1: Plants, Ecosystems and Environment
Biodiversity and biotechnology
Crop production systems
Agro-meteorology and nutrient cycles
Major 2: Animals, Ecosystems and Environment
Biodiversity and animal genetic resources
Animal nutrition and feed resources
Animal production systems & animal health
Integrated management systems in animal production
Major 3: Resource Economics
Agricultural development planning
Agricultural resource economics
Social economics and resource Mgt
Resource policy and law
Major 4: Soil, Water and Environment
Land use systems
Agricultural Watershed Management
Irrigation and Drainage Management
Major 5: Post Harvest Technology and Mgt
Storage of Agricultural Products
Processing and Preservation of Agricultural Products
Agro-industrial Waste Management
Markets & Marketing of Agri. products