Rural Production Systems

Pre requisite: None

Course Contents
Concepts of rural production systems, Evolution of rural production systems, farming systems approaches to rural production, Farm and non-farm linkages, the role of rural non-farm activities in rural development, Development of non-farm activities in Africa and Tanzania, Women in farm and non-farm activities.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • ¬†Understand concepts and evolution of rural production systems
  • Describe farming system components and their interactions
  • Apply knowledge of farming systems to sustain rural development initiatives