What is Agribusiness? Scope and Career opportunities

What is Agribusiness?

What is Agribusiness?
Agribusiness encompasses all activities from the 'paddock to the consumer', that are relevant to the eventual production, transformation / value adding, distribution and retailing of food, fibre and associated products.

It is a business that earns most or all of its revenues from agriculture. An agribusiness tends to be a large-scale business operation and may dabble in farming, processing and manufacturing and/or the packaging and distribution of products.

What is the scope of Agribusiness?
A degree in agribusiness offers opportunities to be involved in areas such as production, finance, sales and land management. Agribusiness is concerned with the financing, marketing, and management of food production. It is a growing industry that provides wide range of career options.

What are the career options for Agribusiness:
A degree in agribusiness can open up many doors. Career in Agribusiness can seek into a multitude of industries as well, including farming, real estate, retail marketing, food processing, food production and farming industry.

Agribusiness is an important field because agriculture-related industry, from farming and livestock to food production and human nutrition, encompasses a significant portion of careers worldwide.

The field of agriculture is different from other business sectors, and the government intervention is in the form of taxes, trade barriers, etc.

What are the job roles for Agribusiness?

  • Agribusiness Office Assistant
  • Agribusiness Food Manager
  • Agribusiness Marketing Coordinator
  • Farm appraiser
  • Agricultural Analyst
  • Farm Manager
  • Crop Producer
  • Market Analyst
  • Quality Controller

Who can study this course?

  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 in science discipline can join bachelor's degree in Agriculture field.
  • Candidates who have passed Bachelor's degree in Agriculture can join Master degree in Agribusiness in Indian Universities and also at foreign universities.

Industries / Companies / who hire these professionals:

  • Food Production Companies
  • Farming Industries
  • Public and Private Sector
  • Marketing Industries
  • Retail Industries

Top Colleges / Universities in India offering Agribusiness:

  • Anna University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Allahabad Agricultural University
  • National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
  • G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

Top Colleges / Universities in abroad offering Agribusiness:

  • Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Cornell University
  • Iowa State University
  • Ohio State University

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