SS3 Agricultural Science 3rd Term

SS Three
Agricultural Science
First Term

2022/2023 Session

SS3 Agricultural Science 1st Term Scheme of Work by Week

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Week 1: 18-09-2023 for SS3 Agricultural Science 1st Term

The scheme of work has the following topics:

Factors of production – land; capital; labour – characteristics and classification; management or entrepreneur

Farm management – meaning of a farm manager; functions of a farm manager; problems faced by farm managers

Basic economic principles – scarcity; choice; scale of preference, law of diminishing returns

Principles of demand – definition of demand; law of demand; factors affecting demand for agricultural produce; movement along the demand curve; shifts in the demand curve

Principles of supply – definition of supply; law of supply; movements along the supply curve; shifts in the supply curve; factors affecting the supply of agricultural produce

Implications of demand and supply for agricultural production – price support; price control; subsidy programme and its effects on agricultural production

Agricultural financing – meaning of agricultural finance; importance of agricultural finance; source of farm finance

Farm records and accounts – importance of farm records; types of farm records; designing farm records and farm accounts

Marketing of agricultural produce – meaning and importance of marketing of agricultural produce; marketing agents and their functions; marketing functions; marketing of export crops; export crops in West Africa; corporate bodies, cooperative societies and individuals engaged in exporting agricultural produce; importance of exporting agricultural produce; problems of marketing agricultural produce

Agricultural extension – meaning and importance of agricultural extension; agricultural extension method; agricultural extension programmes in West Africa; problems of agricultural extension programmes in West Africa

Agricultural insurance – meaning of agricultural insurance; importance of agricultural insurance; types of insurance policies for agricultural production; insurance premium; problems of agricultural insurance

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SS 1 SS 2 SS 3
1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

Week 2: 25-09-2023 for SS3 Agricultural Science 1st Term

Factors of production

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Week 3: 02-10-2023

Farm management

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Week 4: 09-10-2023

basic economic principles

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Week 5: 16-10-2023

Principles of demand

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Week 6: 23-10-2023

Principles of supply

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Week 7: 30-10-2023

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1. Which of the following implements is not a tractor-coupled implement? WAEC 2018, Q6


2. The land tenure system which involves the outright purchase of land is —2018, Q3


3. The chemical composition of soil is mostly influenced by —2018, Q12


4. Which of the following practices ensures that a young animal has resistance against diseases? 2018, Q38


5. A groundnut plant showing stunted growth with yellow or mottled leaves is likely to be infected with —2018, Q30


6. Assuming that brown colour is dominant over black colour in cowpea, what percentage of the F1 will have brown colour , if a homozygous brown cowpea is crossed with a homozygous black cowpea? 2018, Q25


7. A disadvantage of vegetative propagation is that —2018, Q28


8. Which of the following plants is not a pasture grass? 2018, Q23


9. A beneficial effect of bush burning on the soil is the —2018, Q16


10. A groundnut variety produces a steady yield of 350 kg per hectare. What will be the yield of the variety on a 10 – hectare farm? 2018, Q21


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Week 8: 06-11-2023

Agricultural financing

Because agricultural activities deal with nature, it is important to certain factors before financing any agricultural project. The following video highlights and explains some of these factors.

Week 9: 13-11-2023

Farm records and accounts

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Week 10: 20-11-2023

Marketing of agricultural produce

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Week 11 27-11-2023

Agricultural extension

Period 2: Methods of disseminating new ideas and techniques to farmers

Learning Objectives – By the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:

State five (5) ways an extension agent used in teaching and informing farmers about new ideas and techniques of planting, weeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, storage, processing, animal rearing, etc.

SS3 Scheme of Work by Topic

Basic economic principles |

Factors of production |

Principles of demand |

Principles of supply |

Implications of demand and supply for agricultural production |

Farm management |

Agricultural finance |

Farm records and accounts |

Marketing of agricultural produce | Agricultural insurance |

Agricultural extension |

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