Agricultural Economics & Extension Services

Dr. Joseph AHMADU
(Ag. Head of Department)


The Department is poised to turn competent manpower in Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, Agricultural marketing, project appraisal, agricultural extension communication and administration as well as Agricultural Cooperatives and rural development.  To this end, the Department awards two degree options in.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services was envisaged in the 1983/1984 academic session when Faculty of Agriculture was established. Then, three Departments were approved for the Faculty, namely:

  • Department of Agriculture with options in:
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
  • Animal Science
  • Crop and Soil Science
  • Department of Fisheries, and
  • Department of Forestry and Wildlife

In 1991/1992 academic session, the Department of Agriculture was split into:

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
  • Department of Animal Science, and
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science

Prof. W.J. Oyaide was the pioneer Head of the Department during the 1991/1992 academic session, while Prof. J.M Olomu was the Dean of the Faculty

Vision

The Department is poised to turn out competent manpower in Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, Agricultural marketing, project appraisal, agricultural extension, extension communication and administration as well as Agricultural Cooperatives and rural development

Mission

To make effective contribution in the area of capacity building and skills development and application in the immediate community through teaching and research in agriculture and rural development.

Objectives

  • To build students’ capacity in the areas of farm management and quantitative techniques.
  • To turn out self reliant productive graduates in agribusiness management
  • To develop schemes for mobilizing agribusiness operators/entrepreneurs into cooperative societies as a means of poverty alleviation.
  • To develop skills for applying economies of resource allocation in agricultural production.
  • To produce graduates who will profitably put their skills into operation by establishing their own agribusiness
  • To improve responsiveness of agricultural information dissemination.
  • To provide advisory services in farming.
  • To enhance capacity and capabilities in agribusiness, product development and utilization.

Since its inception, the Department had longed to have two separate Departments.

In 2014/2015 academic session, two degree options were approved for the Department. These include:

  • Bachelor of Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Agriculture (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development)

Senate, in its meeting held on the 14th February, 2019 graciously approved the bifurcation of the Department into:

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, This will take effect from 2019/2020 academic session.

Over the years, the Department had produced many graduates who are well placed in cooperate organizations within and outside the country.

Many of the graduates are also Lecturers in the same Department.

Specifically in agricultural economics, we study the following:

  • Organization of farms and identification of their problems for solutions
  • Availability of inputs and their prices such as:  Labour use on the farm,wage rate and incentives to farm workers, Capital and its availability, interest rate, types of capital, etc.
  • Combination of available farm resources and their effective allocation to achieve maximum output and profit
  • Marketing system for various agricultural products
  • Organization of both production and marketing cooperatives
  • Demand for and supply of agricultural products and those of agro-allied industries
  • Policies and programmes of the governments as they affect the national economy
  • Finance of agriculture and the role of banks and other financial institutions in agricultural development
  • Sale of agricultural products in the local and international markets

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION POSTERS STATISTICAL AND MEDIA LABORATORY

FLIP CHAT ON PROGRAMME PLANNING ON CASSAVA PROCESSING BY GROUP 4 FPT (FULL-TIME) STATISTICAL  AND MEDIA LABORATORY

FLIP CHAT ON POSTHARVEST MANAGEMENT OF TOMATO BY GROUP 13 FPT (FULL-TIME) STATISTICAL AND MEDIA LABORATORY

FLIP CHAT ON APPLICATION OF HERBICIDES WITH THE USE OF KNAPSACK SPRAYER BY GROUP 12 FPT (FULL-TIME) STATISTICAL AND MEDIA LABORATORY

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *