Background information

College of Agricultural Sciences at Kulfo Campus was established in 2007/2008 has had impressive pool of undergraduate, Master (MSc) and PhD programs. Currently it runs nine UG, 12 Masters and one PhD program. Among others, BSc in Agricultural Economics, which after tracer study found to be highly sought-after program in the job market, was launched last year said, Yisehak Kechero (PhD, Associate Professor), Dean of College of Agricultural Sciences.

The College has launched two new MSc programs in Animal Genetics and Breeding, and Post-Harvest Management; PhD in Animal Nutrition is also underway. The main pillars of agricultural sciences are life-long learning, demand-driven curricula, student-centered experimental learning and agricultural leadership development.

In very near future College is poised to acquire state-of the-art research center called - ‘Centre for Livestock and Fishery Research’, which recently has been approved by AMU Board. It being first of its kind in a university set-up in Ethiopia, AMU will be a pioneer in this arena. It will be headquartered at Arba Minch with satellite research stations at Mirab Abaya, Chencha, Bonke, Kucha, Sawula, Konso and South Omo zone.

It’s prime aimed at contributing for the holistic development of region and country by generating, developing and adapting improved livestock production technologies in the area of feeds, nutrition, dairy, meat, poultry, fisheries, aquatic sciences, disease diagnostic, environmental concerns, livestock economics, gender, extension services through integration of innovative, demand-driven and problem-solving research, training, extension and consultancy services to the local, national and international communities.

The Centre will be entrusted with the mandate to generate and catalyze livestock knowledge, innovative technologies dissemination and services for sustainable livelihoods. It also nurtures Gircha Highland Fruits and Vegetable Research Centre based at Gircha in Chencha district of Gamo Gofa zone and Biological and Cultural Diversity Research Centre is also affiliated to it.

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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Skype: yisehak.kechero95

Telephone: +251 9342 64239

P. O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia