The need to transform the very rich and diverse Agricultural and Natural resources of our catchments zone within the South-south region, in particular, and the nation in general, for sustainable socioeconomic development, formed the first basis of the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1983. Built within this philosophy is the additional goal of developing the human capacity to undertake the development process of economic transformation. These are the driving forces behind the activities of the Faculty.
The 21st century has now been predicted to be the century of “Knowledge” particularly as it relates to Science and Technology applied to Agriculture, Information Technology and Industrialization. The challenge of Nigeria today and the 21st century is therefore the transformation of its educational, science and technology systems, which must be anchored in its traditions and values; and to eradicate poverty and improve quality of life by actively responding to the basic needs of food security, amongst others.
The Faculty has, as its objective, the training of production-oriented graduates in the various areas of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. It is expected that many of such graduates shall take up Agriculture as a career when they graduate from the University…
Prof R.E. Orhue.
Dean, Faculty of Agric