Welcome to the Department of Food Production
We are a vibrant and enthusiastic department tackling research issues in agriculture, environment and earth systems. Formed in 1996, it is a part of the School of Agriculture within the Faculty of Science and Agriculture. Since its formation, the Department’s disciplinary base has been expanding. The current list of expertise in the Department includes agricultural scientists (specialists in soils, crops, animal and food sciences, postharvest technology and agronomy), geographers, a biosystems engineer and a biostatistician. The Department’s vision is to become a leader in the teaching and research of tropical agriculture-environment, in addition to, broadening its expertise in the area of natural resources and earth systems.
Staff are involved in research activities involving: food, agriculture, the environment, natural resources, and geography. As a matter of policy pursues a collaborative approach is encouraged in research.
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 cost.
To contribute to sustained improvement of the region’s well being through outreach, provision of relevant education and research in tropical agricultural production, utilisation and sustainable environment, as well as, natural resource management.