The Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science (FAES) was established in 2001 in recognition of the significance of Agriculture to the national economy and the increasing need to manage the environment sustainably. Zimbabwe’s economy is agro-based with over 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Agriculture. Mining, Forestry, Wildlife and Ecotourism also contribute significantly to the GDP. The heavy reliance of the Zimbabwean economy on agriculture and natural resources makes Environmental Science an important discipline for sustainable development.
There are eight BSc. Honours degree Programmes that are taught in the Faculty namely Agricultural Science (Animal Science); Agricultural Science (Crop Science); Agricultural Science (Education and Extension); Agricultural Economics and Management; Safety, Health and Environmental Management; Wildlife Ecology and Managanent; Natural Resources Management; and Environmental Science (Forestry). Currently FAES has one taught Master Programme namely Master of Science degree in Agroforestry.
Departments in the Faculty
- Department of Agricultural Economics, Education and Extension
- Department of Animal Science
- Department of Crop Science
- Department of Environmental Science
- Department of Natural Resources
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.
We intend to provide our clients with the best research, teaching and learning environment, characterized by innovation and use of modern technology.
To contribute to sustainable development through excellence in teaching and learning, research and community engagement in Agriculture and Environmental Science. The Faculty shall provide an environment that is conducive to its clients and rewarding for members.
In addition to the University Core Values, the Faculty embraces the following:
Faculty Office Staff
Dean – Dr Innocent Wadzanayi Nyakudya
Assistant Registrar– Mrs Conelia Dorcas Nyama
Secretary to the Dean – Ms Maria Musasa
Secretary to the Assistant Registrar – Mr. Daniel Muchirewesi
Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Phone: +263 271 6505