HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine acquired autonomy from the erstwhile College of Sciences in December 1987. The School of Agriculture remained the only school in the college then but in October 1989, the School of Agriculture was changed to School of Agriculture/Food Science and Technology. In October 1990, two Schools, namely: School of Agriculture and School of Food Science and Technology, were created in the College.
In January 2001, the then College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, was changed to Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine while the School of Agriculture became the Department of Agriculture. Integral part of the Department of Agriculture includes the Discipline of Soil Science.
In line with the directives of the accreditation team of 2002, and an earlier University Council approval of 1998 to split further the Department of Agriculture and conform to what obtains elsewhere, the Department of Soil Science was created.
To be an internationally recognized centre in Agricultural Research and Training of graduates with entrepreneurial and competitive abilities in a globalized economy. Contributing effectively to Regional and National Development in the area of food security.
To engage in high level manpower development, research and community service leading to the production of high quality graduates that will be hub for the transformation of agriculture as a business and extension of the frontiers of agriculture and food science knowledge in the service of agriculture the basic industry.