*All our postgraduate, academic programmes are suitable for international students
The modern agricultural sector faces the challenges of producing high-quality food and natural fibres in a sustainable, cost- effective manner whilst making meaningful contributions to rural and economic development. These challenges are influenced by a diverse topography and soil types, a variable climate, limited water resources, and adherence to environmental legislation and regulations, as well as stringent production and export requirements for overseas exports. Global supply and demand conditions have presented exciting opportunities to the sector that place significant demands on its human, technological and intellectual capital resources. It is to this need that the Faculty of AgriSciences wishes to respond and contribute, together with its valued partners in the public and private sector. Our academic research expertise and study programmes are aligned with the dynamic needs of the industry and the concomitant scientific advances that are required in plant production, animal sciences, management and natural resource management.
The Faculty consists of eleven modern, internationally-recognised departments with highly qualified staff who are dedicated to teaching, scientific advancement, industry collaboration and community service. In addition to many well-equipped laboratories, the Faculty also has two experimental farms where practical training and applied research are conducted. The Faculty's integrated multidisciplinary approach, our innovation research outputs, our scientific achievements and our problem-focussed research and development activities ensure the continued relevance of our research programmes and our graduates. We strive to make science work for the benefit of humanity and the environment.
The research focus areas of each department are discussed under each department below.
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