Planning of Surveys or Experiments
The students would be exposed to concepts of Agricultural statistical system in the Africa, various surveys conducted at national level and planning and designing of experiments.
- Agricultural statistical systems in Africa, Organization of agricultural and livestock census, Nature of surveys - adhoc or repetitive, Methods of data collection, Problem of sampling frame, Choice of sampling design.
- Agricultural surveys - some case studies, Crop estimation surveys, Statistics of livestock and livestock products, Fisheries statistics, Land use statistics, Prices of agricultural commodities, Crop forecasting, Role of different organizations engaged in data collection, Sources of agricultural statistics.
- Planning and designing of experiments, Preparation of layout plans and field visits related to applications of designs. Sampling in field experiments, Quality of experimental data. Experiments on cultivators’ fields. Long-term and rotational experiments. Intercropping and agro forestry experiments.
Designing of schedules and instruction manuals for conducting surveys, Conducting crop cutting experiments, livestock surveys etc. Planning and designing of experiments, Preparation of layout plans and field visits related to applications of designs. Sampling in field experiments, Experiments on cultivators’ fields. Intercropping and agro forestry experiments; Long-term and rotational experiments.