Agricultural Education is the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management through hands-on experience and guidance to prepare students for entry level jobs or to further education to prepare them for advanced agricultural jobs. This book provides number of features to enhance knowledge, information and skills requirements in agricultural sector for better decision-making by policy-makers, entrepreneurs and students. It analyses the scope and future requirements of agricultural graduates in various traditional and emerging areas in both public and private sector. The book also explains the present educational facilities at their current level of output and steps required to meet the future requirements by proper educational planning to ensure availability of faculty in adequate number and quality with institutional arrangements for systematic upgradation of their knowledge and skills. It discusses the skill-specific education with clarity of basics as well as hands-on technical expertise among the students almost in all the sectors of agriculture. It also examines the adequacy of institutional funding and infrastructure and effective management are some of the areas that directly made an impact on quality of education.
Dr. Lokesh G.B. , is the Assistant Professor , Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS , Raichur. He is a recipient of two International Fellowship awards for attending international courses: 1. Exploration, Exploration and Management of Groundwater Resources at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel sponsored by Mashav , Foreign Ministry , Govt. Of Israel (2003) 2. NAIP-ICAR International Fellowship for attending International Training on Commodity Markets at IFPRI, Washington DC, USA (2013) awarded by NAIP-ICAR, New Delhi, Govy. of India. He has successfully complete two national and four Govt. of Karnataka funded research projects on various issues related Agricultural Policy. He also teaches courses in Agricultural Economics for both undergraduate post graduate students at College of Agriculture, Raichur since 2011. Prior to his teaching and research experiences in agriculture, he has also worked 5 years in corporate sector in providing analytical solutions for solving the business problems in fast moving consumer’s goods, software marketing and retail financing sector at global level, etc. To his credit totally 15 research articles published in reputed national and international journals and three in book, in chapters. He also contributed in the form presentation and participation in national and international conferences. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.G. Chandrakanth is currently Director of Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Nagarabhavi, Bangalore. He was Professor and University Head of Agricultural Economics and former Dean of College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UASB), India. He completed B.Sc. (Agri.) in Agricultural Economics in 1976 under Professor Noel SP Rebellow, and obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 1981 under Dr. JV Venkataram from the UASB. He Served the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India, as an Assistant Professor in the Rural Economics Unit from 1982-1983 and joined the UASB as an Associate Professor in 1983. He has been teaching agricultural economics, production economics, mathematical economics, advanced micro-economics, institutional economics and history of economics thought, natural resources and environmental economics courses.