Blog on Opportunities in Agriculture
Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. It contributes about 16% of the total GDP producing employment to more than 60% population of our country. Agriculture not only provides food, fibre, feed, fuel, medicines, but indirectly supplements all raw materials used in our daily life. Most importantly it involves crop production, forestry, fisheries, livestock and post harvest management.
Indian’s populations is increasing at an alarming rate and to feed such a big population with limited land and water resources is the most challenging task. The basic target is to maximize the agricultural production by reducing the cost of inputs through technological interventions. For this skilled human resource is required therefore agriculture education has taken sharp shift in recent times.
There are large number of employment opportunities in the field of Agriculture which are listed in a very effective way as under:
- Professional degree to have own set-u: Entrepreneurship - Apiculture, Mushroom, Floriculture, Gardening Activities, Livestock & Poultry, Goatery Management, Aquaculture, Organic Farming, Agri. Marketing Stores, Agri-Engineering Workshops , Contract Farming, Agri- Industries, etc.
- Higher Education: Post Graduation (M.Sc. Ag) and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) in any one of the different branches of Agriculture (>11) and many more.
• Agri-Business Management
• Market Forecasting Agencies
Job opportunities :
Public sector -Govt. Agri. Depts., Agriculture Universities -Teaching, Research and Extension activities
• Public sector and Private Sector • Oil Industry • Banking Sector • Poultry Industry • Forest Sector • Precision Agriculture, Hi-tech Horticulture, Landscaping and Gardening • Seed Industry • IT Sector & Remote Sensing • Soil Engineering Industries • Fuel Industry • Pesticide - Insecticide Industries • Clothing Industry • Fertilizer Industries • Quality Control and Quarantine • Post Harvest Technology/ Value Addition Industries • Sugar Industry • Food industries • Agro-Meteorological and Weather forecasting • Agri. Equipment/ Implement Industries • Live Stock Management
Dr. S.R. Maloo
Dean, Pacific College of Agriculture