The Faculty of Agriculture was established in June 2014 in recognition of the significance of Agriculture to the national economy and food security and nutrition under ZIMASSET and the increasing need by many would be farmers to acquire sustainable Agriculture knowledge. Zimbabwe’s economy is agro-based with over 20 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Agriculture. The heavy reliance of the Zimbabwean economy on agriculture and natural resources makes Agriculture an important discipline for sustainable development.
Graduates from the Faculty are employed in international and local research and development organisations, private sector (co-operatives, consultancy firms and agribusiness), higher and tertiary education institutions, public sector and community based organizations. Graduates are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills that enable them to manage their own businesses.
The Faculty is housed at number 45 Samora Machel Avenue,10th Floor Century Towers building in Harare.
To become a renowned centre of excellence in scientific research and community empowerment in the area of agricultural science geared to meet current and future challenges for sustainable development.
To develop globally competitive agricultural practitioners for sustainable development through provision of relevant programmes, teaching and learning activities, and practical and applied research and extension in Agriculture.
Faculty Core Values
Recognizing strength in team work
Facilitating applied and practical research in Agriculture
Valuing quality and delighting stakeholders through service delivery
Respectful and professional approach
Valuing transparency, integrity and professional ethics in its activities