Sunday, 28 May 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION, SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

B.Agric. (Crop Production and Soil Management) & Bachelor of Forestry and Environmental Technology Degree Programme

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PHILOSOPHY

Crop Production and Soil Management (CRP) programme is aimed at the production of graduates with comprehensive theoretical knowledge, practical skills and demonstrations required for engaging in productive and economic agricultural production. The programme is designed to equip her graduates with sound diagnostic measures, rapid crop multiplication techniques, crop varietal development and improvement. In addition to development of result oriented research, the program embraces the balancing of the natural ecosystem through the use of bio-control measures to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability.
OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the CRP programme are:

(i) to produce graduates geared towards self employment and self reliance;

(ii) to produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurship skills who will be involved in production, research and entrepreneurship in any aspect of agriculture and other related disciplines;

(iii) to produce graduates farmers that are relevant to the industry and the society and who can contribute effectively to national development goals in agriculture;

(iv) to produce experts in post-harvest management who would tackle the huge losses of agricultural produce;

(v) to develop result-oriented research towards foods security;

(vi) to create unique learning opportunities through various approaches.

 

Bachelor of Forestry and Environmental Technology Degree Programme

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

PHILOSOPHY

Forestry and Environmental Technology (FET) is a developmental programme designed to provide a distinct dimension to contemporary reforms in environmental control by teaching appropriate technologies that utilize rural-urban provisions for the management of industrial and environmental issues. Sustainably managed resources are planned to be ecologically sound, socially acceptable and economically feasible. FET embraces forestry-related practices, biodiversity conservation, silvicultural treatments, non-wood forest resources management, forest industrial development, reduced impact logging (RIL), in addition to general industrial monitoring and evaluation basics that employ the use of analytical chemistry and industrial microbiology. In general, the programme adopts the green, clean and lean concepts as viable development paradigms.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the FET programme are:
(i) to produce graduates in all aspects of environmental management needed to catalyze positive transformation of a polluted environment;
(ii) to produce conducive learning environment and facilities that will train students to use their intellect and hands to achieve results in their chosen profession;
(iii) to improve on existing stock of knowledge available to town planners, engineers, agriculture and forestry experts, industrial technocrats and financial planners on how the present world should be efficiently and sustainably managed;
(iv) to fashion out problem-solving applied researches of vital importance to the society;
(v) to produce income generating services that give additional financial backing to the department and the university.