Campus News

FFA Market Place

BANANAS, tomatoes, melons, and much more are now on sale at the Faculty of Food and Agriculture (FFA) Market Place. The Market Place at the FFA’s headquarters in the Dudley Huggins Building on the St Augustine Campus was launched in March. It carries locally-grown products such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sustainably reared gourmet meats, milk, plants, seed kits and many other items, and is also a campus community-building project. One of its goals is to nurture the entrepreneurial skills of FFA students.

The opening of the FFA Market Place is particularly significant because 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the faculty in its original form as the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA). Describing FFA’s century-long legacy, Professor Mark Wuddivira, Dean of FFA, said:

“Our marketplace is a testament to the vision and dedication of our faculty and staff members, who have worked tirelessly to create a dynamic and engaging environment that fosters creativity and innovation. We are proud to have a faculty that is not only committed to academic excellence, but also to the practical application of that knowledge.”

The FFA Market Place is open to the campus community from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, in Room A on the ground floor of the Dudley Huggins Building.