• Virtual International Conference on Agricultural Transformation in the ECOWAS Sub-Region
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My Vision

My vision is that of a Faculty that will respond to the academic and welfare needs of staff and students; a centre of excellence in research, innovation and entrepreneurship and where all members of staff will have a sense of belonging, live in peace, harmony and mutual respect all geared towards the upliftment of our University.

What I will do to achieve My Vision for the Faculty

As the Dean of the Faculty, my strategy and actions toward achieving my vision is anchored on four key areas, namely
a. Faculty Administration;
b. Teaching, Learning and Research Environment;
c. Fund Generation& Management; and
d. Infrastructure Development.

Read More at...http://agriculture.unn.edu.ng/deans-statement/


Agwu Ekwe Agwu, a Professor who teaches in the Department of Agricultural Extension University of Nigeria Nsukka is equally the Director, University of Nigeria Agricultural Projects Limited (UNAPL) and is currently the President, Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON). He obtained his professional training at the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he graduated with a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree in Agricultural Extension (with First Class Honors) in 1994; a Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He has been involved in teaching and research in agricultural communication, rural development, extension policies and institutional reforms, as well as, agricultural innovation systems, agro technology generation, transfer and use since 1995. Professor Agwu has consulted extensively on issues of information communication technology, natural resources management; roots and tuber crops, rural development, extension reforms, value chain analysis and climate change adaptation and food security (using the innovation system framework). He has published widely in national and international scholarly journals with over One Hundred and Twenty (120) publications to his credit and has supervised over twenty-five (25) postgraduate, as well as, over fifty (50) undergraduate students. Prof. Agwu was the Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Assistant Director, External Studies, Office of the Vice Chancellor, UNN as well as a Development Officer to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria between 2009 and 2014. He coordinated the dissemination of proven technologies using the Adopted Village Concept in communities around the University of Nigeria, for the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), a World Bank assisted Programme for the countries of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), under the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN). Prof. Agwu, who hails from Umuobuna Etiti-Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, is happily married to Ebere and blessed with three children – Miracle, Destiny and Goodness. http://agriculture.unn.edu.ng/profile-of-the-dean-faculty-of-agriculture/


The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nigeria, Nsukka was founded in October, 1960 as the firs land Grant Faculty of Agriculture not only in Nigeria but in Africa. Founded at the wake of Nigerian Independence, the faculty Of Agriculture was among the first set of faculties of the University to start classes on the 17th of October 1960. This was barely 10 days after the formal opening of the University (7th October, 1960) by Her Royal Highness the Princess Alexandra of Kent who represented Queen Elizabeth II at the Nigerian Independence celebration.
The Faculty was founded with the assistance of the Michigan State University under the auspices of USAID (Unites States Agency of International Development) to be one of the leading centers of teaching and research in Agriculture in the continent of Africa.

Read More at.. http://agriculture.unn.edu.ng/about/history/



The Faculty of Agriculture University of Nigeria Nsukka has come a long way. The Faculty was founded in October 1960 as the first Land Grant Faculty of Agriculture not only in Nigeria but in Africa. Founded at the wake of Nigerian independence, the Faculty of Agriculture was among the first set of Faculties of the University to start classes on 17th of October 1960. It was founded with the assistance of the Michigan State University under the auspices of USAID (United States Agency for International Development) to be one of the leading centres of teaching and research in Agriculture in the continent of Africa. It was the first Faculty of Agriculture in Nigeria. The founding fathers of the Faculty set aside more than 209 hectares of farmland to take care of field crops, plantation crops, cattle paddocks and production units for poultry, sheep/goat, pigs and rabbits with each unit having necessary farm structures and enabling modern facilities for effective practical training of students in the various areas of agriculture. Less than four years after its inception, the Faculty became the pride of Nigeria, boosting of modern facilitates at that time, setting the pace in practical agriculture and with its graduates taken the lead in the different aspects of Agriculture in the country. Read more at..http://agriculture.unn.edu.ng/developmentaction-plan/