The Department of Agricultural Economics prepares students to analyze economic problems systematically and objectively, and to come up with practical solutions. It seeks to equip students for a wide range of roles in the private sector as well as in the public sector. The faculty keeps contacts, with students after they graduate, and seeks to reinforce work with personal guidance, useful research studies and training for their associates. This Department offers an introductory course in Agricultural Economics and Development Issues, Rural Sociology and Farming Systems Management, that are taken by all students in the university. Elective courses in accounting and entrepreneurship are also offered.
The Department strives to make these courses as understandable, useful and interesting as possible. Many of the students continue to complete M.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Agricultural Economics. The first year of post-graduate work is devoted to advanced courses. These courses include Agriculture Production Economics, Advance Micro and Macroeconomics, Research Methodology, Advance Marketing Analysis, Agriculture Price Policy Analysis, and Resource Economics. In the second year, each student prepares a thesis based on his/her own research. Sometimes financial help and valuable teamwork experience are offered by linking thesis studies to research or consulting project of the University, pilot programs in rural areas, or internships with national agencies. Additionally, the Department also offers Ph.D. degree in various fields of Agricultural Economics such as Agricultural Marketing, International Trade, Agricultural Policy and other related areas.
Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
Office Phone: +92 91 9216885 Ext: 3211
Fax: + 92 91 9216520
Mobile: +92 333 9181172
Mailing Address: Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.