Philosophy and Goals
The need to transform the very rich and diverse Agricultural and natural resources of our catchment Zone within the South-South region in particular and the nation in general for sustainable socio-economic development formed the first basis of the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1983. Built within this philosophy is the additional goal of development process of economic transformation . These are the driving forces behind the activities of the Faculty. The 21st century has now been predicted to be the century of "Knowledge" particularly as it relates to Science and Technology applied to Agriculture, information technology and industrlization. The challenge of Nigeria today and the 21st century is therefore the transformation of its educational, Science and technology values; to eradicate poverty and improve quality of life by actively responding to the basic needs of food scarcity among others. The achievement of these goals require adequate funding for teaching, research and students practical laboratory and field training programmes
- To develop programmes covering the broad area of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
- To turn out production-oriented graduates in agriculture, forestry and fisheries by making it mandatory for each student to maintain a plot in the field, a pen of animals or be in a team to manage fish ponds
- To train personnel capable of teaching and conducting relevant research in Agriculture Fisheries, Forestry and wildlife, and capable of taking up employment anywhere in Nigeria in any aspect of Agriculture and related areas.
- To produce graduates who will profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprises.
- To produce extension workers who should be able to communicate effectively with rural farmers.
- To conduct research into various aspects of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife and Fisheries.
- To establish a viable commercial farm.
- To engage in other agricultural activities
Faculty Board Of Studies
This is the highest academic statutory committee in the Faculty, whose decisions are subject to the recommendation/approval of the University Senate especially on Academic matters. The Dean of the Faculty is the Chairman of the Board, while other members of Academic staff in the Faculty as well as representative each of Nigerian. Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN), Edo State Ministry of Agriculture, Faculty of Life Science, University of Benin etc also members while the Faculty Officer is the Secretary to the Board.
The Faculty has a Journal (JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES [JAFF] ) that was inaugurated in the year 1994 for the spade work. The first issue of the Journal came up in the year 2000. It started with publishing one a year, but it now publish twice (every six months) a year (June & December). Articles can be sent to the Editor –in-Chief, JAFF, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. E-mails: email@example.com. GSM: +234 805 525 8441.(with a handling charge of N500.00 0r $10.00).
External Linkage Programme
This is a very important arm of our Faculty activities. Apart from Community Service, it is a unit with a global mission bearing in mind the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) with respect to the University/Faculty/ Departments Mission, Vision and Objectives. For example, the Kilishi Plant Coordinated by Professor J.O.Igene of Animal Science Department in Collaboration with Wilberforce University, USA has already made its global mark. Also, a lot our members of staff are on local and International collaboration at different levels. Continuous collaborations for the benefit of mankind for sustainable research work can be initiated. Interested Organizations and Individuals can contact: The Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria or The Chairman, Faculty Linkage and Exchange Committee. E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Tel. +234 52 602 967.