Available courses

AEB317 RURAL SOCIOLOGY (2021 SEMESTER 1 FT)

The course AEB317 (Introduction to Rural Sociology) is a two credit core to most undergraduate and Higher Diploma programmes.
It is offered in semester 1 (August to December).

Rural Sociology isa branch of sociology that has its concern with rural social structures, rural livelihoods, rural cultural settings including rural political leadership and other issues that concern rural communities.

With these aspects of the course, the students who take this course are prepared to understand rural development issues.

AEB418 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS (2022 SEMESTER 1 FT)

The study of Economics is based on theoretical assumptions about the behaviour of economic agents. Econometrics can be employed to estimate economic relationships and quantify the effects of changes in economic fundamentals on the behaviour of economic agents, as well as their welfare. It applies mathematical and statistical tools on economic data to test and verify theoretical models, and to assess the behaviour of economic agents as well their response to changes in economic variables and public policy, and to conduct hypotheses testing. This course will therefore equip students with econometrics tools for estimating equations for explaining economic relationships. Topics covered include simple linear regression models, multiple linear regression models, functional forms, hypothesis testing, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, regression on dummy independent variables and regressions on dummy dependent variable.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Define econometrics and state its purpose
• Estimate coefficients and related statistical measures for simple regression equations.
• Specify and estimate multiple linear regression models.
• Estimate regression models with alternative functional forms.
• Diagnose classical regression model violations and identify remedial measures.
• Estimate regression models with dummy independent variables.
• Estimate regression models with dummy dependent variables.

AED312 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING (2022 SEMESTER 1 FT)

AED 312 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING

The main objective of this course is to enlighten students about the basic functions of agricultural marketing, its various role players and related activities. The course also introduces students to approaches to the study of food marketing, competition, risk management, coordination and integration of agribusiness marketing activities.

The Lecturer for the course is Mr R. Mabe

Contacts: ormabe@buan.ac.bw

Office D07, Resource Centre
Teacher: Royal Mabe

AEB322 FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (2021 SEMESTER 1 FT)

Agricultural production has changed from subsistence to commercial agriculture, whereby the focus of agricultural production is market-oriented. this inevitably necessistates specific attention to the managemnt of the farm as a business.

AEB422 PROJECT APPRAISAL AND EVALUATION (2021 SEMESTER 2 FT)

This course covers the various aspects of project appraisal and evaluation in relation to the project cycle. It emphasizes on the analytical tools that can be applied to identify, measure, and value costs and benefits of given agricultural projects for purposes of estimating the income-generating potential of such projects. The course exposes students to both undiscounted and discounted measures of project worth and aspects of monitoring and evaluation of an agricultural project.

AEB325 RESEARCH METHODS IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (2021 SEMESTER 2 FT)

This course covers the fundamental principles of agricultural economics research. It covers topics such as : what is research, types of research, data collection and survey techniques, statistical and econometric analysis of both qualitative and quantative data.

AEB216 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR ECONOMISTS (2021 SEMESTER 1 FT)

This course is designed to cover basic statistical concepts and tools and their application to economic data. The course covers basic statistical concepts, descriptive statistics, probability theory and hypothesis testing.

AEB312 PRICE ANALYSIS (2021 SEMESTER 1 FT)

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction into the principles of price analysis. The course will expound on the basic principles of consumption and production theory covered in AEB 212 to expose students to the role that prices play in allocating agricultural resources and products. The students will learn how seller and buyer competition affects prices and quantities of products produced and consumed and how products are allocated through time, space and form.

Goals of the course:
The course is designed to familiarize students with price and market analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the use of computer for statistical and regression analysis. As a result of taking this course, you will acquire tools for empirically analyzing prices, supply and demand conditions in various markets.

AEB229 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE (2021 SEMESTER 2 FT)

Welcome to AEB229: Financial Management in Agriculture and congratulations for having proceeded to level 200 in your studies. The course is about managing finances of a typical farm business. At the end of the course learners should be able to:
1. discuss the content and organisation of financial statements
2. prepare financial statements of a typical farm
3. analyse the financial statements
4. Discuss risk and risk management strategies