DCP STUDENT MANAGING THE HEALTH OF THE PLANTATION

National Diploma in Crop Production and Management program produces graduates with basic scientific knowledge and practical skills in crop production, soil science, agricultural mechanization, agricultural extension, agricultural marketing, farm management and agricultural economics among others. It is designed to contribute to the national objectives of increasing household incomes, employment creation and food security among others. The program has a key course of farm practices and special projects that is designed to provide daily hands-on practical experience to students in the farm and an outreach course in which students in their last academic year interact with farming communities to disseminate key modern skills and technologies to farmers. 

General Objective
The overall objective of the program is to offer both scientific and practical knowledge to trainees with a view to produce proficient graduates who will offer practical solutions to Ugandan agricultural sector development needs through research and innovation transfer.
 
Specific Objectives

  • Have attained knowledge, skills and good attitude for effective employment in agriculture and other related sectors.
  • Conduct research in the field of crop and other related disciplines to provide solutions to farming communities development needs.
  • Have acquired new knowledge and skills on crop production and be able to disseminate them to communities while implementing government policies and programs in the agricultural sector.
  • Establish and manage crop-based enterprises profitably.
  • Acquire background knowledge, skills and attitude for further training.

Target Group

The program targets students with Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent, who opt to pursue a carrier in agriculture.

Persons who have a certificate in agriculture or agriculture related field are also eligible.