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The Diploma in Tropical Agriculture is geared towards exploring the intricacies of agriculture
specific to the tropical region. This diploma will delve into the cultural and best practices of
tropical agricultural systems and the strategies used in livestock and crop production. The aim is
to empower individuals both locally and internationally with practical exposure and hands on
learning opportunities to have a deeper understanding of tropical agricultural systems to the
effect of managing their own enterprises or act as advisors in the public or private sectors. The
Diploma in tropical Agriculture programme comprises 78 credits broken down as follows: 31
credits core requirements, 28 credits cognates, and 19 credits General Education requirements.
Tropical agricultural systems are primarily geared towards meeting local demand as a result a
deeper understanding of the dynamics which govern the performance of crops and livestock is
necessary for maximizing the potential output of production. The principles that govern tropical
agricultural systems vary based on location and ambient environmental conditions; therefore,
the suitability of crops for a particular location has to be considered.
With this in mind the diploma in tropical agriculture will provide students with comprehensive
and practical exposure to the dynamics of tropical agriculture systems in relation to
environmental conditions and how they influence drop and livestock performance. Students will
also be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to adequately manage pests and diseases
relative to the location and climatic conditions.
Career Opportunities
The Diploma in Tropical Agriculture is geared towards creating well rounded individuals that can
fit into any aspect of the agricultural field both locally and internationally. Individuals will be able
to enter their own businesses, teaching, research or consultancy. Graduates will also find
employment in commercial companies supplying fresh and processed produce, seeds, fertilizers,
agrochemicals, animal feeds, veterinary products and equipment.


  • Listing ID: 4153
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Private
  • Awarding Body: Northern Caribbean University
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 08 Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries & Veterinary- 081 Agriculture- 0811 Crop & Livestock Production
  • Qualification Developer: Northern Caribbean University
  • Quality Assurance Body: UCJ
    Persons with CXC or GCE passes in Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science,
    one other subject, with at least a grade 3 (III) or a grade of C are eligible for entry or who have
    graduated from HEART Trust/NSTA with a level 3 or above in Agriculture.
  • Number of Credits: 78
Contact details

Manchester Road, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.Northern Caribbean University 18765663088 vivienne.quarrie@ncu.edu.jm https://www.ncu.edu.jm

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