Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Dr Innocent Wadzanayi Nyakudya Prof. Innocent Wadzanayi Nyakudya – Executive Dean

Introduction
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.

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


Our Vision

We intend to provide our clients with the best research, teaching and learning environment, characterized by innovation and use of modern technology.

Mission
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.

Core Values

  • Honesty – Upholding the virtues of integrity, meritocracy, uprightness and fair play in all activities.
  • Respect – Valuing everyone’s contribution or opinion, due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.
  • Quality Customer Service – Provide the right service, at the right time to our clients.
  • Student Centredness – Student at the centre of everything, concern for the quality of the student. Related actions include provision of a wide variety of educational programmes, learning experiences, instructional approaches and academic support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations or cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students.
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Sharing – Lifelong learning, continuous renewal of knowledge, valuing experience and reflecting. Typical actions include on-the-job-training, job rotation and maintaining a repository of ‘lessons learned.’
  • Teamwork and Diversity Acceptance and respecting differences, inclusivity, agreeing to disagree, seeking to understand, cooperation, caring for each other’s success, receptiveness to others, solidarity, defending the absent, receiving and giving criticism, trusting others intentions.
  • Innovation and Excellence – Outstanding quality, above the norm, raising the bar, efficiency, effectiveness, creativity, initiative, originality, solving problems, listening and learning culture, converting mistakes into learning points.
  • Commitment and Discipline – Dedication to duty, loyalty, sacrifice, order, respect authority, obedience, compliance
 

Degree programmes on offer in our faculty

Undergraduate

Postgraduate by coursework


Postgraduate studies by research

  • MPhil and DPhil Studies in the disciplines mentioned in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes


Graduates Employment Opportunities

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.

Faculty Office Staff
Dean – Dr Innocent Wadzanayi Nyakudya
Assistant Registrar– Ms Sandra Mkwayi
Secretary to the Dean –
Secretary to the Assistant Registrar –

Physical Address
Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Astra Complex
Trojan Road
Bindura
Mashonaland Central
Zimbabwe

Contact Details
Phone: +263 271 6505;
Email: faes@buse.ac.zw or faesbuse@gmail.com