Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

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

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

Degree programmes


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.

Our Vision

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.

Core Values
In addition to the University Core Values, the Faculty embraces the following:

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Community Centeredness

Contact Details
Phone: +263 271 6505;
Email: or

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

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Astra Complex
Trojan Road
Mashonaland Central
Phone: +263 271 6505