Agricultural Economist specializes in understanding the economic activity within the agricultural market. They examine data and statistics to identify trends and make predictions for the agricultural market. These professionals can work in a variety of agricultural sectors and often perform their own research as independent consultants.

All Agriculture courses have five (5) years duration in Nigeria.

Subject Combination

English Language, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and Mathematics


Typically, agricultural economists work for various agricultural businesses, farm management consultancy firms, agricultural development agencies, government, and schools (as instructors). They can also own their farm and apply their expertise to it.

Essential Skills for Agriculturists

  • Ability to take initiatives
  • Good communication skills
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Business acumen
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Computer skills
  • Sales and persuasion skills
  • Management skills

Read: The overview – Agriculture