Professional license – Agronomy

Domain: Sciences, technologies and health in tropical environments

Course: Agriculture and sustainable development in a tropical island environment

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate + 3

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus
Le Tampon – Le Tampon Campus

Type of training : Bachelor's degree

Training regime: Initial training, Continuing training

Training summary

The Professional License (LP) in agronomy, agriculture and sustainable development in a tropical island environment, is a diploma course specializing in agronomy and agriculture.

Training aims

  • Acquire new knowledge and know-how necessary in the implementation of the supervision of sustainable agriculture in a tropical island environment

  • Acquire skills as a facilitator and project manager in order to promote sustainable agriculture on a regional scale for better management of natural and cultivated spaces

  • Acquire skills adapted to the particular context of tropical and island areas where unique environments are subject to strong anthropogenic pressures

Advantages of the training

Hybrid training in work-study and initial training, the courses are carried out equally by teachers (university and agricultural high school) and partners from the professional and institutional world.

Targeted skills

  • Digital uses

  • Use of data for analysis purposes

  • Written and oral expression and communication

  • Positioning in relation to a professional field

  • Liability action within a professional organization

  • Carrying out a diagnosis and/or an audit to provide advice

  • Application of sector regulations in terms of: quality, health, safety and environment

  • Management and adaptation of production processes

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

  • Upgrading in agronomy: general zootechnics, agricultural economics or scientific upgrading: geology, biology, ecology

  • Individual and collective communication

  • Advice, surveys and interview techniques

  • Agricultural business diagnosis: elements of a global approach, agro-environmental diagnosis tool, case study – putting the tools into practice

  • Legislative framework: sustainable development law, rural law, local public planning policy

  • Territorial diagnosis: Geographic Information System (GIS), territorial dynamics, landscape approach

  • Essential tools in English: assessment, grammatical revisions

  • Professional vocabulary: environment, development and agriculture

  • Environmental issues: water and water quality, soil preservation, agroecology and biodiversity

  • Agricultural practices and quality approach: general regulations, audit and control methodology, product quality and traceability agro-environmental certification

  • Agro-environmental regulations applied to the use of pesticides in agronomy agricultural practices: fight against crop pests, agricultural practices and waste management in agriculture


  • Environmental immersion course or agricultural immersion course

  • 10-day field course in partnership with the national park

  • Supervised project

  • End of study dissertation

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

After study of the file, Baccalaureate + 2 level or equivalent

Continuing Studies

This training essentially aims to enable students to enter the professional world. The teaching team can support students who would like to join a Master's degree or an agronomy engineering school after one or two years of validated professional experience.

Career opportunities

  • Farm manager

  • Facilitator in rural areas

  • Agricultural trainer

  • Sustainable agriculture advisor

  • Environmental technician

  • Technician manager of protected natural areas

  • Quality control technician

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