- Category: CFNR
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- 1. Agroforestry (AF)
To develop forestry activity in conjunction with agricultural development, by producing competent and skilful graduates.
To train professionals/graduates who contribute to the country’s development effort in reducing poverty, increasing food and nutritional security, meeting wood & energy demands and improving the environment through the use of introduced and indigenous agroforestry and other tree farming technologies.
- to produce graduates with good understanding of the rural setting, and with the knowledge and skill on maximizing benefits (to the land-holders and the environment) from integrating trees, crop and animal resources at the farm and watershed levels; and capable of communicating with and transfer agroforestry technologies to communities
- to carryout research, mainly participatory, and disseminate new technologies in order to improve the livelihood of the society and reduce environmental degradation through Agroforestry-based interventions
- to provide consultancy services and policy advise on issue related to Agroforestry
- to forge collaboration with relevant research, development and academic institutions at home and abroad who are engaged in a similar mission
Upon the completion of the BSc program in Agroforestry, the graduate should be able to:
- Understand the biology and ecology of plants and animals, and be familiarize with soil and water conservation strategies
- Characterize agroforestry (AF) systems with respect to their structures, functions, ecological and socio-economic attributes
- Analyze the rural setting, livelihood strategies of farmers and assess risks and uncertainties related to AF schemes vis-à-vis alternatives
- Identify and/or design best AF practices and advise/introduce them to communities to improve livelihood, prevent land degradation and achieve sustainable development
- Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate AF projects that are participatory
- Identify trees and shrubs with proven economic and ecologic importance,
- Quantify available woody-biomass resources on farms and estimate the productivity of different agroforestry systems
- Assess resources and devise strategies for sustainable utilization and development
- Design and implement AF experiments under the guidance of senior investigators, analyze data and communicate results in writing and orally.
- Initiate a small-scale Agroforestry related business project and be self-employed
- Become a self-reliant, team-playing, and innovative professional in Agroforestry