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About Agricultural Economics

About the Department

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development is housed within the School of Agriculture and Food Security. The department offers courses related to the business, socio-economic, and extension aspects of Agriculture. 


To be the department of choice for Agricultural economics, agribusiness and extension studies within the region.  



To produce graduates who are competent and able to serve effectively in the food and agricultural sector. 

Core values

  1. Integrity – To offer services to students and the community with integrity and zero tolerance to corruption 
  2. Quality – To provide quality university education in the three areas of study
  3. Respect – To nurture respectful interactions between students and staff in the department
  4. Efficiency –To provide regular services in an efficient manner to avoid unnecessary delays in studies and other assigned tasks