Agriculture is one of the sectors with great opportunities for enterprising, employment, food security and revenue generation in Nigeria. Before oil was discovered, agriculture was the major source of revenue for Nigeria. These opportunities are still available today for those who will pursue a degree in Agriculture and invest in it. There are agro-allied industries and agribusinesses that employ graduates of Agriculture.
Graduates of Agriculture have good enterprising opportunities in Nigeria, so think enterprising in agriculture after graduation instead of job hunting. Graduates of Agriculture are given certificates bearing a title of either; B. Agric. [B. Sc (Hons), B. Tech. (Hons) and B. Agric. Tech.]
Agriculturist, Farmer, Animal Scientist, Crop scientist, Agricultural economist, Rural development worker, Agricultural Extension Officer, Fish Farmer, Forester, Soil scientist, Food Scientist or Technician, Home Economist, etc.
All Agriculture courses have five (5) years duration in Nigeria Universities.
Essential skills for Agriculturists
- Ability to take initiatives
- Good communication skills
- Technical and analytical skills
- Business acumen
- Teamwork and collaboration skills
- Computer skills
- Sales and persuasion skills
- Management skills
- Science skills