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Agribusiness Technologies

Language of instruction

lithuanian

Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded

Professional Bachelor of Agriculture Sciences

Place of delivery

Vilniaus m. sav. Vilniaus m. J. Jasinskio g. 15

Institution that has carried out assessment

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Institution that has performed accreditation, accreditation term

Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras, 8/31/2020

Data provided or updated (date)

2/26/2018

Order on accreditation

SV6-36
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Summary of the Profile

Objective(s) of a study programme:
To prepare highly qualified professional bachelors of agriculture for agricultural production and infrastructure companies, who are able to select plant and animal production technologies for various farming systems applying rational use of resources, who have the knowledge in economics and management, are able to manage agricultural technologies, develop and build a competitive, sustainable agribusiness, and who are ready for personal and professional development.
Learning outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:
1. Explain biological characteristics of the plant, development regularities, plant growing conditions, the importance of maintaining soil fertility, plant nutrition processes.
2. Describe biological and economic characteristics of different farm animal species, as well as genetics, breeding, housing, hygiene, welfare and farm animal nutrition technology.
3. Apply precision farming technologies in plant cultivation and use GIS systems and databases.
4. Explain the production, treatment, storage and processing of food raw materials.
5. Apply the theoretical knowledge and models of the social sciences in professional activities.
6. Apply the knowledge of the common agricultural policy and its objectives in the field of agriculture and rural development challenges oriented to the European Union (EU) strategy.
7. Analyze, evaluate economic data and apply the results of the data analysis for decision making and action planning.
8. Analyze plant and animal production quality testing and quality control results.
9. Select innovative plant and animal production technologies for different farming systems; conserve existing natural resources and biodiversity.
10. Evaluate crop yield formation principles and patterns.
11. Manage plant and animal production storage, the initial processing and preparation for sale and choose suitable raw material and modern equipment when implementing food technologies.
12. Evaluate processes and results of economic activity of agribusiness, select marketing strategies and models for agricultural products.
13. Use farm management software to acquire data, store it, process, analyze and use in farm business planning.
14. Plan, organize and control the activities of agricultural entities, main agricultural production processes, foresee and select financing sources, types of credit, investment (innovation) agricultural or rural development projects.
15. Communicate and collaborate in different communication situations, present argumentative ideas during consultations.
16. Formulate the issue, set a goal and make rational decisions.
17. Use the scientific literature, guidelines and legislation, analyze and apply them in practice.
18. Work independently and in a team, solve problems, make decisions and submit proposals on agricultural business management.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, practical classes, laboratory work, instructional literature analysis, task solving, preparation and presentation of the literature review, course projects, self-study assignments, professional practice, final thesis project.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Cumulative assessment is applied. Certain learning outcomes foreseen by the curriculum are assessed by components of the cumulative assessment. Each subject or module is completed with the final examination or the evaluation of the student's individual work (project). The final grade consists of the cumulative assessment components, which are indicated in the curriculum of the study subject (e.g. intermediate settlements, self-study assignments, examination). The percentage of the final grade is indicated in the curriculum of the study subject.
Framework:
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General college-level study subjects (18 credits): Professional Foreign Language; Basics of Communication; Applied Mathematics and Informatics.
Study field subjects (110 credits): Soil Science; Agricultural Chemistry and Analysis; Plant Pathology and Protection; Plant Breeding and Seed Production; Plant Nutrition; Horticulture; Genetics and Breeding of Farm Animals; Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals; Housing and Hygiene of Farm Animals; Farm Animal Nutrition and Fodder Accountancy; Agricultural Machinery; Agricultural Product Quality, Storage and Processing Simulations; Basics of Economics; Marketing and Market Research; Agricultural Business Management; Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Production Economy; Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Law; Accounting and Taxes; Agricultural Market and Trade in Agricultural Products; Research Methodology and Applied Statistics; Meat Product Technology / Bread Baking Technology; Biotechnology in Horticulture and Animal Husbandry.
Practices (32 credits): Farm Management Software; Agrochemical; Agrochemistry and Field Practice; Professional; Final.
Specialisations:
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Optional courses:
Organic Farming; Biodynamic Farming; Horse Breeding and Rearing Foals; Beekeeping; Gardening; Renewable Resources and Energy Crops.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Students are encouraged to improve professional skills in practice, and get the possibility to develop special skills by choosing
alternatives.
Access to professional activity or further studies:
Access to professional activity:
You will be able to work in international agricultural business structures, agriculture-related state and non-governmental organisations, agricultural raw material processing companies, agricultural businesses, agricultural advisory institutions, or start a personal business.


Access to professional activity or further studies:
Access to professional activity:
You will be able to work in international agricultural business structures, agriculture-related state and non-governmental organisations, agricultural raw material processing companies, agricultural businesses, agricultural advisory institutions, or start a personal business.
Access to further studies:
Access to the second cycle studies upon meeting requirements set by the accepting higher education institution.

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