Welcome to Faculty of Agriculture
Ondo State University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources located at Mini campus was established in 2017 immediately after successful completion of resource verification exercise by NUC. The Faculty started academic activities in 2017/2018 session with 300 students distributed across the six Departments, thirteen academic staff and other supporting staff.
Vision Statement (Philosophy):
The philosophy of the Faculty is to widen the educational base for a more practical and functional training in the various areas of Agriculture. The curricula are designed to include the generation of skilled and production-oriented human resources to combat food shortages, provide raw materials for agro-based industries, and generate foreign exchange earnings from agricultural export. The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and National Resources will be one of the Faculties of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology.
The Faculty is organized into six different Departments namely:
(1) Agricultural Economics and Extension
(2) Animal Production and Health
(3) Crops, Soil and Pest management
(4) Food Science and Technology
(5) Forestry and Natural Resources Management
(6) Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology
Each Department in the Faculty will operate a five-year undergraduate training programme leading to the award of the Bachelor’s degree. All Departments have common 100 and 200 level courses.
As from 300 level, students separate to their individual Departments, where they are required to take core courses in their respective Departments as well as elective courses in other Departments.
The intention is that graduates of the Faculty will be equipped with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge needed to combat the myriad of technological challenges confronting the different areas of Agriculture.
The programmes are designed in such a way that the graduates are trained to be technologically self-reliant, entrepreneurial and efficient managers of natural resources, including food, feed and fibre.
This is to encourage them to set up themselves in agricultural production as a means of reducing graduate unemployment and increasing agricultural productivity. Already there is a servicing Teaching & Research Farm.