SS1 Agricultural Science Scheme of Work for First Term

SS1 Agricultural Science Scheme of Work for First Term

The table below is the SS1 Agricultural Science Scheme of Work for First Term.

Developed by the

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)



S/NTopic(s)Content
Sub: Theme
BASIC CONCEPTS
1.Meaning anf
Importance of
Agriculture
a. Definition and branches of
Agricultural Science.

b. Importance of Agricultural
Science to individual, community
and nation.

2.Problems of
Agricultural
Development
and Possible
Solutions
a. Problems related to:
Land tenure, Basic amenities,
finance, transportation, storage
and processing facility,
agricultural education and
extension; tools and machinery,
farm inputs, marketing system,
environmental degradation,
etc.

b. Possible solutions to
identified problems.
3.Meaning and
differences
between
Subsistence and
Commercial
Agriculture
a. Meaning of Subsistence and
Commercial Agriculture.

b. Differences between
Subsistence and Commercial
Agriculture based on their
Characteristics.

c. Advantages and disadvantages
of Subsistence and Commercial
Agriculture.

d. Problems of Subsistence and
Commercial Agriculture.
4. Role of
Government in
Agricultural
Development
a. State the roles of Government
in Agricultural Development.

b. Explain:

i. Agricultural policy
ii. Agricultural programme
iii. Discuss past and present
Agricultural programmes and
policies of Government.
5.Role of
Governmental
Organizations in
Agricultural
Development
a. Meaning and importance of
Non-Governmental Organizations
(NGOs)

b. Roles of NGOs in Agricultural
Development e.g.
– capacity building
-extension services etc.
6. Agricultural Laws
and Reforms
a. Land Tenure system in Nigeria.

b. The land use decree of 1978
and its implications for agricultural
development.

c. Advantages and Disadvantages of
the land use decree in Nigeria.
Sub-theme
AGRICULTURAL ECOLOGY
7.Meaning and
Importance of
Agricultural
Ecology
a. Meaning of Agricultural ecology and
ecosystem.

b. Components of farm ecosystem e.g.
biotic, abiotic, autotrophism and
heterotrophism.

c. Interactions of the components in the
terrestrial and aquatic agro-ecosystem.
– mono or sole cropping system
– mixed farming system
– mixed cropping system
fish ponds
– forest (rainforest or savanna).
8.Land and its usesa. Meaning of land

b. Characteristics of land
– free gift of nature, immobile, limited
in supply, etc.

c. Uses of land:

i. Agricultural purposes
– Crop production
– Wild life conservation
– Game reserves
– Livestock production etc.

ii. Non-agricultural purposes
– Industry
– Housing
– Transport etc.

9.Factors Affecting
Land Availability
for Agricultural
Purposes
a. Factors affecting land availability
for agricultural purposes.

– Land tenure system
– Population pressure
– Soil type
Topography, etc.



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