About the Faculty

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Dean of Agriculture

Professor E Masama

PhD Agriculture (University of Zimbabwe)

MSc Animal Science (University of Zimbabwe)

BSc Agriculture (University of Zimbabwe)

Certificate in Project Management (International Project Leadership Academy)

 

Historical Background

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in June 2014 in recognition of the significance of Agriculture to the national economy and food security and nutrition under ZIMASSET and the increasing need by many would be farmers to acquire sustainable Agriculture knowledge. Zimbabwe’s economy is agro-based with over 20 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Agriculture.  The heavy reliance of the Zimbabwean economy on agriculture and natural resources makes Agriculture an important discipline for sustainable development.
Graduates from the Faculty are employed in international and local research and development organisations, private sector (co-operatives, consultancy firms and agribusiness), higher and tertiary education institutions, public sector and community based organizations. Graduates are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills that enable them to manage their own businesses.

 

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Location

The Faculty is housed at number 45 Samora Machel Avenue,10th Floor Century Towers building in Harare.

Faculty Vision

To become a renowned centre of excellence in scientific research and community empowerment in the area of agricultural science geared to meet current and future challenges for sustainable development.

Faculty Mission

To develop globally competitive agricultural practitioners for sustainable development through provision of relevant programmes, teaching and learning activities, and practical and applied research and extension in Agriculture.

Faculty Core Values

Recognizing strength in team work
Facilitating applied and practical research in Agriculture
Valuing quality and delighting stakeholders through service delivery
Respectful and professional approach
Valuing transparency, integrity and professional ethics in its activities
 

Studying with the Faculty

The general entry requirement is that a candidate must have a minimum of 5 'O' level passes including English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject at Grade C or better, or a Diploma or a Certificate in Agriculture from a recognized institution or ‘A’ level passes in Science subjects.

Special Entry Requirement

Other qualifications and relevant work experience can be considered for mature entry.

Programme Delivery Strategies

Since our programmes are through ODL route, the delivery is through modules, vacation school, weekend tutorials, DVDs and other strategies.

Current department

Department of Agricultural Management

Future Departments

Department of Animal Production  

Department of Soils and Plant Sciences  

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