This course is broadly concerned with the use of economic principles to agriculture related activities. In particular, this course is concerned with the institutional aspects with regard to farming in developing countries. Many farmers in the developing world are constrained by various institutional aspects, related to physical resources, such as land, labour and capital that are needed to do production, as well as other supporting services including credit, marketing, transportation etc. Hence, the course aims to deepen students' understanding of how economic principles that guide production as well as the institutional constraints farmers face, especially in developing countries like Sri Lanka.