Agriculture Bursaries Available
Agriculture Bursaries Available – The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is offering significant number of bursary opportunities within the ARC. Successful bursaries applicants will be based for the duration of your studies at one of the ARC Institutes, depending on your discipline and mentor. This bursary opportunity offers mentorship where bursars will work under mentorship on projects prescribed by the council.
If applicable, you may be expected to attend some courses at the University concerned. This call is for studies that will commence from 2016.
Agriculture Bursaries Available Requirements
Bursary applicants must have a B Tech/BSc Honours, Masters or Doctorate in the discipline of Agricultural Economics and Capacity Development:
Have evidence of significant academic achievement in previous studies.
Be planning a long-term career in agricultural research;
Be able to appreciate diversity and facilitate change
Have excellent interpersonal skills and good professional conduct;
Be proactively involved in your own career development;
Be completely dedicated to the mentorship process; and
Be able to cope with pressure and to interact effectively in sensitive situations.
Before applying, ensure your profile is up-to-date and you that you have uploaded all the required documentation as required by this advert.
How To Apply for Agriculture Bursaries Available
If you are interested in applying for this Agriculture Research Council bursaries please visit the council’s website and apply.
Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years; people gathered wild grains at least 105,000 years ago and began to plant them around 11,500 years ago before they became domesticated. Pigs, sheep, and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Crops originate from at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture has in the past century come to dominate agricultural output, though about 2 billion people worldwide still depend on subsistence agriculture.
Modern agronomy, plant breeding, agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, and technological developments have sharply increased yields from cultivation, but at the same time have caused widespread ecological and environmental damage. Selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have similarly increased the output of meat, but have raised concerns about animal welfare and environmental damage through contributions to global warming, depletion of aquifers, deforestation, antibiotic resistance, and growth hormones in industrially produced meat. Genetically modified organisms are widely used, although they are banned in several countries.
The major agricultural products can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels, and raw materials (such as rubber). Classes of foods include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, oils, meat, milk, and eggs. Over one-third of the world’s workers are employed in agriculture, second only to the service sector, although the number of agricultural workers in developed countries has decreased significantly over the past several centuries.