FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
“The Faculty of agriculture and Agriccultural Technology (FAAT) is foremost among the Faculties of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Nigeria. Established in 1980, as one of the pioneering Schools, it has programmes in agricultural Economic and Extension, Animal and crop production. The School fosters the exchange, dissemination and learning of basic and advanced technological knowledge and expertise, to meet the need for well-trained personnel in the private and public sector of the national economy.
The School which started with two Professors and nine other Lecturers now has 37 Professors and 94 other academic staff, 51 Administrative and Professional staff and 49 staff at the Teaching and Research Farm. At inception, there were 20 students, but currently, FAAT has an enrolment figure of 1232 post-graduate students. There are also postgraduate Diploma,Masters and Doctorate Degree students. The School has produced outstanding graduates from more than ten countries who now hold key positions throughout West Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. Some of the graduates have been absorbed into the School as Lecturers, and have become Professors.
The Faculty has a Teaching and Research Farm set on an agricultural landscape. The University land along Abubakar Tafawa Balewa way is planned for commercial agriculture and forest plantation for teaching, research and industrial development of the University in the nearest future.
Department of Agric. Economics & Extension
- PhD and M. Sc Economics
- PhD and M. Sc Agricultural Extension
- PGD Agricultural Economics & Extension
Department of Animal Production
- PhD and M. Sc Animal Science in the Following Areas;
- Monogastric Nutrition & Mgt
- Animal Science
- Ruminant Nutrition & Mgt
- Animal Breeding & Genetics
- Reproductive Physiology
- M. Sc Animal Prod. & Health
- PGD Animal Prod. & Health
Department of Crop Production
- PhD and M. Sc. Agricultural Entomology
- PhD and M. Sc. Agronomy
- PhD and M. Sc. Genetics & Plants Breeding
- PhD and M.Sc. Plant Pathology
- PhD and M. Sc Soil Science
- PGD Agronomy and Farm Management