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agriculture - Animals/Nature


The backbone of Indian economy

Agriculture is a field of study which deals with growing food crops, preparing the soil for cultivation, making the land productive and raising livestock. There have been experiments for using science and mechanization for commercial crops all over the world. The field of agriculture has the majority of world population engaged in this occupation. Manufacturing companies in food related products need the expertise of agriculture specialists for developing and introducing new products in the market.
Career Opportunities in Agriculture
Agriculture offers a variety of opportunities for people opting for this profession. Agricultural Universities all over India offer courses in Agriculture form Bachelor’s degree to PhD level. The candidates with these qualifications can find employment in Government departments like rural development, food and agriculture, environment and bio-medical research etc. Banks and financial organizations employ Agricultural graduates for lending to agriculture based ventures.
The study of genetics helps in enhancing the quality and efficiency of food products. They also help in improving the quality of the crop and trees. Animal geneticists help in improving the quantity of milk production, meat and wool. The study of plant and animal genetics also involves breeding techniques for improved varieties of cattle, grains, vegetables, fruits and other crops. Molecular biologists experiment with genes to develop new and superior varieties. Foresters do research in the laboratories and also go into the field to create awareness about forests and train them in techniques of farming and educating them about the vital importance of forests for the human life and environment. Food scientists work in food processing companies helping in preserving, supply and assuring its flavor, color and texture and nutritional value etc. Their knowledge in micro-biology, biochemistry and engineering helps in developing innovative methods of converting vegetables, fruits and livestock into other forms of food products. They work as product developers, quality assurance and processing areas.
Agricultural Economist
Agri-business firms employ Agricultural economists in the area of management as they can use modern methods of analytical management to agricultural production. They do the financial analysis, set up production schedules and develop marketing strategies for the companies involved in agricultural production and processing.
Institutions teaching Agriculture
The Tamilnadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore offers many different courses in Agriculture and allied subjects. The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad offers Post graduate course in Agribusiness Management. Institute of Rural Management, Anand Gujarat offers courses in Rural Management. Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University in Hyderabad also offers courses in Agriculture at various levels.

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