DEAN’S WELCOME ADDRESS/BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FACULTY
It is my pleasure to warmly welcome you to Faculty of Agriculture, AE-FUNAI.
The Faculty was created by the current Vice chancellor, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba on the 1st of July, 2016. The Faculty started with Department of Agriculture and Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture for take-off. The programs being housed under the Department of Agriculture were: Agribusiness and management, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Crop Science and Soil Science. The department of Agribusiness and Management is a stand-alone program. AE-FUNAI is the first University in Nigeria to mount an agribusiness program in line with global trend and in response to the demand of agribusiness and related industry. The recent NUC accreditation team visited the department of Agribusiness and management as a stand-alone program, and recommended in their exit report that the various options in the department of Agric. should be demerged and stand-alone as ‘Departments’ We are therefore expecting approval from NUC for the following departments: Department of Agric. Economics & Extension Management, Department of Animal Science, Department
of Crop Science and Department of Soil Science
VISION OF FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
To train and impart the knowledge and skills of scientific agriculture and related sciences to our students through teaching and research towards achieving self-reliance and employment among our graduates and ensuring food security in the nation and the globe
Take a leading role in fostering the economic development of young agriculturist in the entire Nigeria’s society through specific education, training and outreach activities