Summary of the Faculty
The Faculty of Agriculture was established in 2014 after it had existed as a Department in the Faculty of Science and Technology since 1997. The Faculty currently has one department but two more are planned after accreditation of new programmes. The mandate of the Faculty is to train and capacitate students and communities with knowledge and skills to support agricultural production in the country and beyond. Zimbabwe’s economy is agro-based with over 20 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) coming from Agriculture. The heavy reliance of the Zimbabwean economy on agriculture and natural resources makes Agriculture an important discipline for sustainable national development through provision of the necessary raw materials for downstream industries. The Faculty promotes partnerships with various organizations to roll out innovative technologies that aim to mitigate the effects of climate change and global warming. 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.