Dean’s Message

Distinguished visitors,

It’s my pleasure to invite you to College of Agricultural Sciences. The College was established in 2012/13. The decision of the establishment of the college was initiated from the belief of the Wachemo University administration to achieve the policy and strategies set by the government in the agricultural sector economic development. The College had three departments in the beginning namely, Plant Science, Animal Science and Natural Resource Management departments. In addition, Horticulture, Environmental Science and Food Science and post Harvest Technology departments were also established later on. The College aims to excel in agro processing to help solve local and regional challenges facing agricultural sector. One of the most pressing issues is how to feed a fast growing population by producing problem solving professionals and by undertaking problem solving researches.

The College of Agricultural Sciences also seeks to achieve excellence in all endeavors like producing highly skilled and competent professionals based on the modern education and training methods who contributes effectively to the development of the society through providing solutions to the most important problems facing the agricultural sector. To achieve these, the College has well equipped laboratories and demonstration sites. There are farms like dairy, beef, bee keeping; improved forage development site and different agricultural research centers (Shone, Lambuda, Shonkolla) that can be used for teaching, research and community service activities.

The College currently (through its academic departments) grants a master’s and bachelor degrees both in regular and extension programs. The new facilities, outstanding academicians, students and programs make the college very interesting to join. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me or one of the departments in the college.

You are welcome to explore our website and visit our college.