FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

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Welcome Address/Introduction of Dean:

Dr Oluwagbenga ALAODr Oluwagbenga Titus ALAO
Ag. Dean
Email:
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You are welcome to the website of the Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management, Ejigbo Campus. The faculty is in line with theNational Universities Commission’s (NUC’s) benchmark for academic programmes and courses in the nation’s Universities/Colleges/Faculties of Agriculture.

The faculty key to Osun State University, Osogbo, envisioned as a centre of excellence through the provision of highly qualitative teaching and learning experiences which will engender the production of well-rounded entrepreneurial graduates capable of impacting positively on their environments while also being globally competitive. Hence, the faculty works toward achieving the University mission to create a unique institution committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skills-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service. 

Location:

The faculty is located at College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus, in Ejigbo local government area, Osun State, Nigeria.

Brief History:

The College of Agriculture was established in 2007 alongside other Colleges in Osun State University. The College took off at the inception of academic activities in the University in 2007/2008 with its first set of students (23 in number) in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, main campus, Osogbo for their 100-level courses.

The College was bifurcated into two Faculties in the year 2021, Namely: i. Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management, and ii. Renewable Natural Resources Management. Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management has four Departments (Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy and Animal Science). The academic staff strength is currently thirty-three (33) with six (6) Professors in the Departments. The entire members of the academic staff are Ph.D. holders. On the other hand, there are one hundred and two (102) non-teaching staff comprising registry, bursary, works, technical and security staff.

 Mission:

To create a faculty that is technologically and professionally sound, committed to the pursuit of academic innovation and skill-based training in Agriculture and National Resources Management and set the pace and tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Vision:

To be a model Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management providing excellent and high-quality teaching and learning experiences which will engender the production of graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit of excellence and globally competitive capabilities.

Academic Programmes:

The Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management has four academic Departments: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management (AEAM), Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AERD), Animal Science (ANS) and Agronomy (AGN). The faculty runs Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) degree programmes with options in Agricultural Economics and Extension, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Agronomy and Animal Science. Furthermore, the faculty runs PGD, M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy and Animal Science.

 Physical Development:

The Physical structures in the faculty includes: road construction, health centres, classrooms complex, ICT centre, Library building, laboratories complex, sports arena and facilities and farm structures. A feed mill factory, Integrated Poultry Pen, Greenhouse, Centres for Apicultural Research, Training and Honey Production, Centre for Agricultural Extension and Outreach Services, Weather Station and a Comprehensive Landscape Design Project. The desire to create a model Agricultural Faculty is driving the tempo of physical development at the Ejigbo campus.

Research Activities:

Some of the research activities carried are:

a Establishment of Open Nucleus Breeding Colony for Rabit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L. 1758) Small-holder Production System in Osun State.

Field screening of sweet potato germplasm for dual-purpose at Osun State University.

Different research on the current issues in all areas of Agriculture.

 

Journals:

The faculty is not hosting any Journals at present but has a plan to do so in future.

Grants and Awards:

The faculty is running a project funded by TETFUND on the Establishment of an Open Nucleus Breeding Colony for Rabit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L. 1758) Small-holder Production System in Osun State and Field screening of sweet potato germplasm for dual-purpose at Osun State University. The grants were awarded in 2023 and will come to an end in 2024. Also, currently, the faculty is in partnership with Kwara State University on a grant on Artificial intelligence for women in Agriculture, sponsored by the Artificial Intelligence Network (GRAIN)  

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The faculty offers training for farmers in Ejigbo local government on their felt needs to improve their production. Also, the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development is running extension outreach in five communities in Ejigbo local government areas Viz: Araromi-Iwata, Isudunrin, Igbon, Ara and Ola.  

Get In Touch

For enquiries on admissions, please contact

  • Address: Room 228, Admission Office, 
    Administrative building, 
    Osun State University,
    Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.
  • Tel: 08107976419 (9am - 4pm WAT, Mon - Fri)
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