Agriculture

Professor O.J. Jayeoba
Dean

The repositioning of Agriculture as the key and sustainable driver of our national economy requires the evolution of curricula that will equip students with necessary skills required to engage them as active players in the agricultural value chain and in conformity with National goals as guided by regulatory bodies like the National University Commission (NUC) minimum standard of training and the Nasarawa State University’s vision.

 Agriculture is by far the most important of the world economic activities. Yet, the study of agriculture receives relatively little attention from youths. This is an attempt to provide young people with a good knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of Agriculture and the motivation with which they can translate this knowledge into real improvement in agricultural productivity as a means of their livelihood and self employment..

The establishment of Faculty of Agriculture and the siting of same in Lafia to collaborate with the College of Agriculture Lafia is a bold institutional arrangement for agricultural research, training and extension that could rapidly transform farmers’ skills in agricultural production, harvesting, post-harvesting technology, utilization and marketing. It  is envisaged that it would further empower the state to become the largest exporter of food to other states and beyond.

The Faculty of Agriculture of Nasarawa State University started with five academic Departments as follows:

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Department of Agronomy (Crop Production and Soil Science)
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Department of Home Science and Management (with options in Food and Home Science, clothing and Textiles and Nutrition and Dietetics)

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For any inquiries

faculty-agric@nsuk.edu.ng

+234 801 234 5678