Department of Agriculture Economics

Agriculture being considered the back bone of India and 15.4 per cent is the contribution for India GDP. Although in the last 6 decades of planned development era since India became a Republic, a tremendous change have happened in the field of industries, yet agriculture and allied activities of agriculture still continues to be the best. With production of $375.61 billion, India is 2nd larger producer of agriculture product. India accounts for 7.39 percent of total global agricultural output. Thus it is important to study agriculture economics in B.Sc., Agriculture.

Department of agriculture economics in ACAR provides knowledge on basic economics and economic viability of agriculture in Indian by providing following courses.

Study visits taken for economics

  1. District livestock farm, Mathigiri, Hosur.
  2. College of poultry production management, Hosur.
  3. Hosur Vegetables Vender Association, Bathalapalli.
  4. Regulated market and Farmers market, Hosur.

Agricultural economics helps the students in finding out best agriculture systems and recommending them to farmers for benefit of agricultural society. They research on the statistics and data pertaining to the agricultural markets and project possible patterns and trends within the economy.

Department of Agriculture and Rural Management

Agriculture and rural management is bridge between rural agriculture society and its development in countries like India where farming is its main economic activity. Main contribution of agriculture to rural development are employment, agriculture income (Farm Profit), earnings from ancillary businesses and environmental services with effective use of scarce resources like land, labour and capital. Thus managing agriculture and rural society is highly important. Developing countries are moving from being largely rural and agrarian to becoming urban and industrial. Thus, create jobs and livelihoods for small farmers and the landless, while producing food and raw materials for the urban economy.

Agriculture and rural management will train students to be efficient in managing improved agriculture technologies leading to increased productivity and profitability of agriculture and horticulture sector. They will help the rural society to convert traditional sustainable agriculture into agribusiness through modern technologies and agricultural policies.

Department of Agricultural Rural Management in ACAR provides knowledge for students to the study of opportunities for smallholder farmers to scale up their activity and increase market engagement by providing the following courses.

Agriculture and Rural Management opens doors for students to start their carrier in multitude of industries like commercial farming, retail marketing, food processing, food production, allied farming industry and rural financing and banking. Since increasing the scale of production is the particular concern most farmers in the developing world are smallholders. Hence, finding ways to link small farmers to link effectively to large-scale enterprises in supply chains is a challenge.