An Agricultural Sciences and Production graduate is able to conduct productive processes and improve the biological and economic efficiency of production.
Latin American governments and international organizations have redefined their development model based on a rapid, export-led industrialization. In most cases, they have seen the need to return to a focus on agriculture to guarantee food security, develop strong national industries, and increase commerce within the region. By following international standards they seek to improve quality and bring greater protection to the environment in all agricultural production areas.
Agricultural engineers (graduates from the Agricultural Sciences and Production Department) can conduct productive processes and improve the biological and economic efficiency of production. They can do so in diverse environments with different environmental and ecological conditions by generating and adapting technical and scientific knowledge.
- Produce healthy foods and other non-food products such as fibers and industrial oils.
- Manage effluents and waste from agricultural operations without generating adverse environmental impacts.
- Plan, analyze, and manage agricultural production businesses as well as implement strategies to enhance export categories.
- Assess productive operations from a financial standpoint.
- Analyze and identify markets and commercial windows of opportunity at national and international levels.
- Use the scientific method to develop technology and innovation in productive businesses and research and educational centers.
- Manage agricultural production projects that help increase food security in rural communities.
- Manage soil and water resources in a rational and sustainable manner.
- Use modern instruments, such as the Geographic Information System (GIS), for the conservation, management, and use of soil.
- Manage commercialization variables, companion planting, and production and irrigation systems.
- Manage crop, animal, and urban pests in a rational and integrated manner.
- Use records and information for assessing efficiency and making decisions