Careers and Job Opportunities for Agricultural Economics Graduates in Nigeria

According to Wikipedia Agricultural economics originally applied the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock. However in modern times it covers many fields, all of which utilize the application of core concepts and principles of economics.

In agricultural economics, economists apply theories and principles of economics to better understand and optimize agricultural markets. Those in agricultural economics address problems ranging from clean air and water to questions regarding how poverty can be alleviated. Relationships between supply and demand are examined using data, statistics and market trends.

Job Opportunities for Agricultural Economics Graduates

Job opportunities in agricultural economics exist in many areas including agribusiness management, finance, policy, natural resource economics and economic development.

Graduates of Agricultural Economics in Nigeria can work as follows;

– Commodity Brokers
– Farm Managers
– Economists in Agricultural Research Institutes and Agro Allied Industries
– Agribusiness Manager
– Writer for Trade Journals, Magazines etc
– Research Assistants, Economists etc
– Accountants
– Supervisors

Places and Sectors Where Agricultural Economics Graduates Can Work in Nigeria

– Accounting firms
– Agriculture (Farms, Research Institutes etc)
– Breweries, Distilleries, Bottling Plants
– Tobacco Companies
– Food Processing & Manufacturing Firms (eg flour mill, cassava processing plants, Cake makers)
– Furniture Manufacturing
– Leather Tanning, Footwear Manufacturing etc
– Logistics and Supply Chain
– Government Agencies & NGOs
– Sawmills, Paper Products Manufacturing
– Textiles Industries

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8 Comments

  1. Kingsley chibueze says:

    pls. Mr Paul EZE am kind of Interested in your page as a graduate from agric economic

  2. Faithwin says:

    Agric economics has been my future career but i don’t get encouragement from people around me.

  3. Olanipekun Oluwabusola Elizabeth says:

    please sir, I will like to get more insight and depth to the job opportunities of an agricultural economist in Nigeria.

  4. pls is Nigeria economic not affecting agric econ….and is agric econ thriving well in Nigeria?

  5. joyce runor says:

    Good morning all, i need more encouragement on agric econs becos i hav been given admission in aau bt am contemplating

  6. ADELEYE PRINCESS says:

    Do they accept two sitting

  7. juwaira says:

    Pls i need an advice coz i got an admission to study agric econs and extension .what are the carries in the feild?

  8. PRECIOUS says:

    please sir i need to be enlightened on agric econs,based on job opportunity,how thriving it,etc

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