Dean's Welcome Address
Welcoming you to the webpage of the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The Faculty is one of the five foundation Faculties with which the University started functioning in 1962. In 1966/67, the Faculty was one of the first units of the University to move to the permanent site at Ile-Ife and it is now one of the 13 Faculties in the University.
In the 1977/78 session, the Faculty offered a unified 4-year degree programme with one year compulsory Internship designed to promote practical exposure to students. A subsequent revised programme resulting from recent national needs and global trends led to the award of undergraduate degrees (B. Agric.) by five Departments – Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology (now Agricultural Extension & Rural Development), Animal Science (now Animal Sciences), Plant Science (now Crop Production & Protection) and Soil Science (now Soil Science and Land Resources Management) while the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences offers a 4-year undergraduate programme leading to B.Sc. Consumer Sciences. The teaching, research and extension facilities in the Departments are complemented by our field laboratory teaching, research and extension facilities in the OAU Teaching and Research (T&R) Farm. Our Faculty is also strongly affiliated with the Institute of Agricultural research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan.
The programmes in the various Departments are equipped and tailored to meet the challenges of the new millennium, promote entrepreneurship in our graduates as well as extend the frontiers of knowledge in the various disciplines.It is my pleasure, therefore, to welcome you to explore our website for detailed information about our Faculty programmes. Please feel free to forward your enquiry to the Dean’s office or to any of the Head of Departments.