Faculty of Agriculture

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria

Welcome to Faculty of Agriculture Zaria

The faculty has a mission to advance the frontiers of knowledge, break new grounds through teaching,research and community/ Extension Services; to produce high-level manpower in Agriculture by training good quality undergraduate and postgraduate students to enable them use modern knowledge of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management through effective teaching, research and publication of the highest quality to promote sustainable Agricultural development and Environment in Nigeria in other to tackle problems of ignorance, poverty, land degradation while increasing agricultural production and other industrial raw materials.

Faculty ofAgriculture

The faculty of agriculture is a key player in the production of quality graduates who will make meaningful contribution towards the production of food and fiber for the growing population and raw materials for industries; engage in impacting modern Agricultural Knowledge and techniques; an instrument for the transfer of modern technology through well trained Agriculturist in food production, research, extension and natural resource management.

Prof. Olufunmilola Alabi

Dean Faculty of Agriculture

Welcome Message

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in October, 1962 as one of the six pioneer Faculties of Ahmadu Bello University. Initially, the Faculty functioned as a single unit, with no sub-division into Departments. However, in 1965/66 Session, four Departments, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Animal Science, Plant Science and Soil Science were created. In 1968, the Department of Crop Protection was carved out of Plant Science while in 1970 the Department of Agronomy was created in 1975, the Department of Agricultural Engineering took off. Thus, the Faculty had seven (7) Departments, but in 1976, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was transferred to Faculty of Engineering to enable its graduates qualify to be registered as engineers in Nigeria. In spite of this change, the Department of Agricultural Engineering has maintained its link with the Faculty of Agriculture.