To be an internationally recognized centre in Agricultural Research and Training of graduates with entrepreneural 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 Management Development, Research and Community Service leading to the production of high quality Graduates that will be the hub for the transformation of Agriculture as a business and the extension of the frontiers of Agriculture and Food Science Knowledge, in the service of Agriculture… The Basic Industry.
HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Abia State University 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 were created in the college, namely: (i) School of Agriculture; and (ii) School of Food Science and Technology.
In January 2001, the then College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine changed to Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine with the School of Agriculture changed to Department of Agriculture. An integral part of the Department of Agriculture was the disciplines of Agricultural Economics and Extension practices. These disciplines were merged and In line with the advice of the Universities regulatory body- National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2002 and an earlier University Council approval of 1989 to split the Department of Agriculture and conform to what obtains elsewhere, this department (Agricultural Economics and Extension) was created in the year 2007.