Background information

College of Agricultural Sciences was established in 2008 G.C with an objective of transforming the country’s agriculture sector through training, research, technology transfer, community engagement and services; it’s situated at Kulfo Campus. Since its establishment, it’s endeavoring to produce qualified professionals through rigorous, theoretical and practical education, innovative, demand-driven and problem-solving research, adaptation and dissemination of appropriate technologies. It has the humble beginning with 200 undergraduate students in four departments i.e. Animal and Range Sciences, Horticulture, Plant Sciences, and Rural Development and Agricultural Extension. After the graduation of first batch in 2010, the college has introduced more UG programs in various fields of study. As of now, it hosts over 2000 students in eight fields of studies.

Presently, it runs one PhD program in Animal Nutrition and its 12 post-graduate programs are Animal Production, Animal Nutrition, Animal Genetics and Breeding, Rural Development and Agri Extension, Agronomy, Sugarcane Technology, Irrigation Agronomy, Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Post-Harvest, Agroforestry, Watershed Management.

Its UG programs i.e. Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, Animal and Range Sciences, Animal health, Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources Management, Plant Sciences, Rural Development and Agricultural Extension. The College has recently launched ‘OMO International Journal of Sciences, which is an achievement in itself.

A collaborative initiative projects particularly with VLIR-UOS, Wonji and Omo Kuraz Sugar Corporation Research and Training Centers in the region has widened the area of practical and applied research exposure to its students. In the course of time, the college with its research-oriented staff is continuously streamlining its ongoing UG and PG programs and fastening it with the components that give them edge in the working environment.

Vision

It aspires to be one of the principal agricultural colleges in the world and thus giving its share to the realization of the University’s vision at large by 2050

 

Mission

It is committed to train high caliber national and international professionals in the areas of agriculture, veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, and food science and post-harvest technology, undertaking demand-driven, novelty and problem-solving research, technology transfer and offering community services.

Objectives

Train high caliber professionals both at UG and PG levels

To partner with training, research, industry and extension/service institutions both locally & globally

Advance agricultural development through training, knowledge generation and service delivery in the world

Dean of the College

Yisehak Kechero (PhD, Associate Professor)

Kulfo Campus

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Telephone: +251 9342 64239

P. O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia