Welcome to the Department of Food Production

We are a vibrant and enthusiastic department tackling research issues in food, agriculture, environment and earth systems within the Faculty of Food and Agriculture. The Faculty of Food and Agriculture is founded on a long, rich history in teaching, research and outreach activities dating back to the 1920s. It has its roots in the old Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA). Since the Department of Food Production formation in 1996, its disciplinary base has been expanding. The current list of expertise in the Department includes food and agricultural scientists and technologists (specialists in soils and the environment, natural resource management, tropical crops, livestock production, animal breeding, food science, postharvest technology and agronomy, food safety and quality, tropical crop protection, microbiology, tropical landscaping, biostatistics and biosystem engineering).

Undergraduate programmes are offered in the B.Sc General Agriculture, B.Sc Agriculture revised) with special options in Agricultural Technology. Soil Science and the Environment, Crop Science and Production and Livestock Science and Production and the Postgraduate programmes offered include Postgraduate Diplomas, M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Animal Science, Crop Science, Agri-Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Tropical Crop Protection, Tropical Animal Science and Production, Horticulture Tropical Commodity Utilization and Earth and Environmental Science.

The undergraduate diploma (UDA) in agriculture creates an environment that would widen access to tertiary level of training in agriculture through flexible entry and exit points. Candidates must satisfy the lower level matriculation requirements of the University of the West Indies (UWI) of five (5) GCE O’ Level or CSEC subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, and have at least one science subject, which may include Agricultural Science (both the single and double awards count as one subject), Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Integrated Science, Environmental Science or Physics.

As part of its support to stakeholders, the Department provides consultancies in areas of competencies in the Department. Laboratory services are accessible to the public at a cost.

Mission Statement

The Department of Food Production is one of three Departments in the Faculty of Food and Agriculture (FFA).The mission statement of the FFA is to advance agricultural, environmental food and nutritional and family sciences education and create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, public service, intellectual leadership and outreach in order to support the inclusive (social, economic, political, cultural and environmental) development of the Caribbean region and beyond.

The Department of Food Production mission is to contribute to sustained improvement of the region’s well being through outreach, provision of relevant education and research in tropical food and agricultural production and utilization and sustainable environment, as well as, natural resource management

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