Introduction:

The Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management is a group of faculty members who are known for their expertise in teaching and research. Students’ examination, off campus/industrial training and seminars are jointly handled by the faculty members, adjunct and affiliated faculty.  Our students are provided with quality instruction and guidance by our dedicated academic staff and administrators, which makes us fortunate 

Since inception, the Department has been committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring and scholarly research. our program has produced many alumni who have gone on to become researchers, scientists, policy makers, and academic leaders in and outside Nigeria, and we are proud of them.

The Department has a close relationship with the National Park Services of Nigeria (NPS) whose primary aim is to promote and regulate the use of the Federal Protected Areas, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life for the present and future generations. NPS is also committed to programs that focus on research, instruction, and outreach regarding the management, conservation and preservation.

The Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management is in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management and part of the College of Agriculture at the Osun State University, Osogbo. It was established in the year 2007. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a degree in Bachelor’s in Wildlife Management. This degree provides students with strong science and research-based instruction to prepare them for careers as natural resource managers in public, private and non-profit sectors.

The graduate programs at the Department include PGD, MS and PhD degrees in Wildlife Management. Each program has its own area of specialization and faculty members that supervises and serve as advisors.

Kindly see the Departmental Handbook for explicit information with respect to National

University Commission’s (NUC’s) recommended minimum benchmark for the award of Bachelor of Wildlife Management in Nigerian Universities, description, content, unit and other necessary requirements of each of the courses. In addition to this, the handbook provides information on the admission requirements, the course system, Grade Point Average (GPA) system, methods for the evaluation of each student’s academic performance as well as, the rules and regulations governing registration, examination and general conduct of students. Thus, the handbook is an indispensable tool which every student should have and be familiar with the contents. 

I assure every student in the Department that the Department is poise to provide and maintain high standard of training such that our undergraduate and graduate students could complete favorable with their counterparts anywhere in the world. Because it will position our graduates for scholarships, competitive jobs and relevant entrepreneurial ventures. I therefore encourage you our dear students to make good success of this opportunity; maintain consistent attitude of hard work at your studies and all assignments starting from the first day in this University. You are advised to carefully study this Handbook and make it your companion, note all the information concerning the various requirements for programme. 

Location:

The Department is in the College of Agriculture located in Ejigbo. The town is located along the border between Oyo and Osun State. The College currently have two Faculties and six  (6) Departments with students admitted into their programmes.

Brief History of the Department

The Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism started in 2007 as the Department of Wildlife and Environmental Management and the academic programme was B. Wildlife Management. The programme was one of the inception programmes of the University. The Department was later changed in 2011 to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Management to run two programmes viz: Fisheries and Aquaculture and B. Wildlife Management.  

As in other courses in the College, Wildlife and Ecotourism Management commenced her academic courses with the admission of the first set of undergraduate students in 2007/2008 academic session on Wednesday 8th October, 2008, and graduated them in 2011/2012 Academic session on 27th June, 2012. Since its inception the Department has produced graduates who are employed in relevant sectors of the economy and a few have gone for further studies. 

There are well equipped functional laboratories some of which are shared with other

Departments in the College while others are specific to the academic programmes of the Department. The laboratories are well equipped to cope with the teaching of students and for the use of academic staff for research purposes. The Department is endowed with modern equipment in Wildlife Ecology and Monitoring and relevant facilities such as apiary, aviary, snailery and grasscutter rearing facilities and a zoological garden which is used with the Department Zoology.

In the past, Classrooms and Lecture rooms are shared with other Departments in the College. At present, there are adequate Classrooms and Lecture rooms for the Department in the newly furnished building for the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management.

The students registered in the Department offer same courses at the 100 level as their counterparts in basic sciences, at 200 level they offer same courses with related Departments within the College. While in 300 they concentrate on courses relevant to Wildlife and ecotourism management. At 400 level students take in situ practical year courses under the Student Work Experience Programmes during the Harmattan Semester after which they proceed a six-months Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) ex situ in relevant agencies and establishment during the Rain Semester as part of their graduation requirement.

The Department is in close relationships with the Nigerian Conservation Society (NCF), National Parks and the Wildlife Society of Nigeria (WISON).

Academic Programmes

Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management runs B.Wildlife Management programme

The Department offers a B. Wildlife programme at the undergraduate level. The Bachelor’s degree programme covers different areas which include:

  • Wildlife ecology management
  • Range management
  • Wildlife nutrition and production
  • Ecotourism management

Vision of the Department

To produce graduates who are trained to appreciate nature through wildlife resources and in the management of the resources and their environment for sustainability to ensure secured livelihood for those who depend on it in various forms. The Department aims at producing 

graduate through high quality teaching, learning and research experience scholars, researchers and professionals in academics, capable of having impact on their environment and could exploit the potentials in the wildlife resources for their economic benefits. 

Mission of the College

Our mission is to create a unique Department committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skill-based training in Natural Resources Management, a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service and to produce experts in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management that are relevant, highly employable and can create employment in the society.

Physical Development

The Department and the school management continue to provide adequate facilities and enabling environment for the training of the students in the various aspects of the B.Wildlife programme. This includes establishment of the wildlife domestication unit (grasscutter, apiary, aviary and snailry). The desire to have a sustainable source of food for the animals in the domestication unit has led to the establishment a food system for these animals combining it with butterfly garden to conserve some of the declining charismatic pollinators (bees and butterflies) that potentially contributes to 15 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Work is on-going and the desire to introduce the newly establish orchard where only indigenous fruit trees are planted not to only improve the health of the ecosystem but also the human wellbeing to the neighbouring communities in no distant time in on the high tempo

Research Activities

Basic and applied research in wildlife and biodiversity conservation is embarked upon by members of academic staff in the department. Areas of research covered include wildlife ecology, nutrition,  entomology, ornithology, social aspect of  biodiversity conservation, ecotourism etc.

Research facilities being developed include:

Teaching and research domestication unit

On station demonstration

Teaching and research laboratory

Teaching and research laboratory complex

Information and communication technology (ICT) College and Departmental libraries

Grants and Awards:

Adewumi A A 2014. TETFund Research Grant intervention programme. Grant No: UNIOSUN/TETFund/14/0021. Preliminary Evaluation of Ostrich Husbandry in Osun State

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The Department in collaboration with the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management engaged in tree planting outreach to neighbouring hospitals, secondary schools and the local Government Secretariat.

Welcome Address/Introduction of HOD of the Department

I welcome you to the Department of Forest Resources Management, which is strategically positioned in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management, College of Agriculture, to promote sustainable production and utilisation of forest resources, as environmental friendly substitutes to non-renewable natural resources. The Department adopts an accommodating approach to ensuring integrity in teaching and impartation of knowledge to students and staff through effective teaching, seminars and relevant field experiences; geared towards producing forestry professionals who are able to engage the changing world in activities geared towards sustainable forest production and utilization. 

The Department has evolved from the sustained yield concept of forest management to a broader scope that focuses on sustainable management of the entirety of ecosystem services and to this end, the Department has developed an underlying philosophy which prepares world-class graduates for the challenges that face the environment and human dependence on it. This is to bridge the gap for trained capacity in the field of forest production and its utilisation while creating pragmatic and sustained solutions to the problems encountered in food, fuel and fibre production; deforestation and forest degradation; loss of tree genetic diversity, forest and climate change as well as poor data management and conservation. 

The Department of Forest Resources Management operates in an atmosphere that encourages free flow of knowledge among students and members of staff. The intention of this practice is to in turn create excellent relationship with professional colleagues outside the department over the years.   

Location of the Department

The Department is one of the departments in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management, in the College of Agriculture which is located in Ejigbo town of Osun State. Ejigbo, is situated along the border between Oyo and Osun States. The Department is in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management building.

Brief History of the Department

The Department of Forest Resources Management, Osun State University Nigeria, was established in the year 2019. The stated aim of the Department was to provide professional personnel qualified in forestry and allied land management. 

Mission of the Department

  1. To produce competent graduates of forest science who are able to cope in a competitive world 
  2. To assist in wealth creation, through judicious use of forest produce and allied natural resources
  3. To continue to engage the changing world in activities geared towards sustainable forest production and utilisation 
  4. To serve as bridge for forestry stakeholders through robust advocacy for broad based management of forests as well as forest products utilisation 

    

Vision of the Department

To build a department that will be a Centre of excellence for training and research in forest science and environmental management in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.   

Academic Programme

  1. Forestry Management

 

Physical Development

The Directorate of works and physical development continues to supervise the on-going physical development projects which include approach road construction, health centre, classroom complex, ICT centre, library building, laboratories complex, sports arena and facilities and farm structures. A feed mill factory, standard fisheries and aquaculture complex. 

There are three functional laboratories in the College that serve the academic programmes of the Department. The laboratories are well equipped to cope with the teaching of students and for the use by the academic staff for research purposes. Well-equipped class rooms and lecture rooms are also available for the smooth running of academic programmes in the department, faculty and the college as a whole.

The desire to create a model department of Forest Resources Management in the college of agriculture is the driving tempo for the physical development in the department, faculty and the college. 

Research Activities

The global population continues to seek environmentally friendly solutions to issues pertaining to forest resources utilisation, with a special focus on sustainability of the renewable natural resources found in forests. The Department of Forest Management has evolved from the sustained yield concept to a broader scope that focuses on sustainable management of both tangible and intangible forest products. To this end, the Department has developed an underlying philosophy which prepares world-class graduates for the challenges that face the environment and human dependence on it. The aim is to bridge the gap for trained capacity in the field of forest production and its utilisation while creating pragmatic and sustained solutions to the problems encountered in food, fuel and fibre production; deforestation and forest degradation; loss of tree genetic diversity, forest and climate change; poor data management and conservation. The proposed curriculum focuses on sustainable forest resources management, maintenance of ecological integrity and integrated approaches to forest resources utilisation, with the aim of producing versatile graduates with sound knowledge and entrepreneurial skills in resource utilisation without exceeding the carrying capacity of the environment.

Journals:

  • Journal of Forestry Association of Nigeria
  • Journal of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Journal of forestry, environment and sustainable development
  • Journal of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife Environment
  • Journal of Forestry, Environment and Sustainable Development  Nigerian Journal of Forestry
  • Online Journals
  • Ecological Society of Nigeria
  • UNIOSUN Journal of Agriculture and Renewable Resources  Renewable Resources Journal

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The Department has evolved from the sustained yield concept of forest management to a broader scope that focuses on sustainable management of the entirety of ecosystem services and to this end, the Department has developed an underlying philosophy which prepares world-class graduates for the challenges that face the environment and human dependence on it. This is to bridge the gap for trained capacity in the field of forest production and its utilisation while creating pragmatic and sustained solutions to the problems encountered in food, fuel and fibre production; deforestation and forest degradation; loss of tree genetic diversity, forest and climate change as well as poor data management and conservation. The department engages in sensitizing the young foresters on the better way to produce seedlings and economic trees for commercial purposes. 

Welcome Address/Introduction of HoD of the Department

The essence of running the undergraduate (B. Fisheries and Aquaculture) and post graduate (PGD, MFA, M.Sc., and Ph.D.) programmes in fisheries and aquaculture is to develop graduates with all round knowledge in theory and practice in the arts and science of ordering and managing aquatic resources for sustainable productivity and uses based on the detailed understanding and analysis of global and societal needs, goals and objectives. These are within the socio-economic and physical environmental frameworks. These graduates will be exposed to the rudiments of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources management to meet our societal changing needs. 

The Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme is conceived to produce graduates to serve as middle level officers. The programme is developed to encourage intellectual growth with relevant practical and professional competence required for scientific resolution of social, economics, biological and environmental issues relating to aquatic and associated resources in this contemporary time with the aim of ensuring optimum sustainability management and productivity of the resources

Location of the Department

The Department is one of the departments in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management, in the College of Agriculture which is located in Ejigbo town of Osun State. Ejigbo, is situated along the border between Oyo and Osun States. The Department is in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management building.

Brief History of the Department

The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management started as a unit that offer degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture as a programme in the Department of Animal Science and Fisheries at inception. In 2011, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife management was created to offer two programmes respectively viz: Fisheries and Aquaculture and Wildlife Management programmes. In 2019, the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management was created with three Departments under it and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management was one of them.

The first set of students were admitted on the 8th October, 2007 and graduated with Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture on 27th June, 2012. The Department has since, been producing highly qualified graduates who are employed in different relevant works of life, while some are on further studies. The Department offers programme leading to the award of Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture, as well as post graduate programmes (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in the different areas of specialisation of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The Department has so far graduated two (2) different sets of M.Sc. Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management students, while the Ph.D. candidates are still running their programme.  

The Department has been a leading element in advancing frontiers in research and knowledge within Nigeria. For the past few years, the members of the academic staff in the Department have won several grants from reputable organizations which include the institutional based research (IBR), Tet-Fund and National Research Fund (NRF) grants. 

The Department has cordial relationship with Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Association of Nigerian Scientists (ANIFS), World Aquaculture Society (WAS), West African Region of World Aquaculture Society African Chapter, Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of

Nigeria (NOAN), and National Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture in Africa (KCOA).      

The Department is endowed with sophisticated equipment in fish processing, fish breeding, nutrition and production, water quality monitoring test kits, earthen ponds, concrete tanks and other fish holding receptacles’ design, construction and management, fish hatchery design and construction, production of insects such as maggots, grasshoppers, black soldier fly larvae etc. to feed fish, aquaria design and production, ornamental fish culture and production, integrated fish production.      

The students registered in the Department offer same courses at the 100 level as their counterparts in basic sciences, at 200 level they offer same courses with related Departments within the College, while in 300 level, they concentrate on courses relevant to Fisheries and Aquatic Resources management. At 400 level, students take in situ practical year courses under the Student Work Experience Programmes during the Harmattan Semester after which they proceed on a six-month Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) ex situ in relevant agencies and establishment during the Rain Semester as part of their graduation requirement. 

The Department operates academic curricular that are tailored along the stipulations contained in the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark for Minimum Academic Standards. The academic programmes in fisheries and aquatic resources management, are being run to produce graduates to serve as middle (graduates) and upper (postgraduates) level officers. The programme is developed to encourage intellectual growth with relevant practical and professional competence required for scientific resolution of social, economics, biological and environmental issues relating to aquatic and associated resources in this contemporary time with the aim of ensuring optimum sustainability management and productivity of the resources.

The Department therefore aims at:

  • Producing skilled middle and upper level officers who could engage in fisheries and aquaculture activities, provide the needed manpower and create employment opportunities.
  • Provides opportunities for the interested candidates to develop effective skill and career to encourage better contributions and advance cutting edge of knowledge in aquaculture and fisheries management.
  • Enable the upcoming generations of renewable natural resources scientists to acquire training in critical and objective analysis of issues with balanced judgments which will give them a good standing in research, culture and the management of fisheries, aquatic and associated resources

Mission of the Department

Our mission is to create a unique academic centre of excellence providing high quality teaching and learning experiences in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management that will engender the production of entrepreneurial graduates in this discipline, capable of impacting positively on their environment while being globally competitive. The programmes aim at development of creative, innovative and self-reliant human resources in form of graduates with entrepreneurial culture, good communication skills, computer literacy and problem-solving abilities who will transform the society for the better. 

Vision of the Department

To be an exemplary Department of excellence in providing high quality teaching, learning and research experience in the areas of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management that will lead to the production of scholars, researchers and professionals in academics, capable of having impact on their environment while being globally competitive.

Academic Programme

  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. M.Sc. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Options in: Fisheries Management    Aquaculture
  3. Ph.D. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Options in:  Fisheries Management    Aquaculture

Physical Development

The Directorate of works and physical development continues to supervise the on-going physical development projects which include approach road construction, health centre, classroom complex, ICT centre, library building, laboratories complex, sports arena and facilities and farm structures. A feed mill factory, standard fisheries and aquaculture complex. 

There are three functional laboratories in the College that serve the academic programmes of the Department. The laboratories are well equipped to cope with the teaching of students and for the use by the academic staff for research purposes. Well-equipped class rooms and lecture rooms are also available for the smooth running of academic programmes in the department, faculty and the college as a whole.

The desire to create a model department of fisheries and aquatic resources management in the college of agriculture is the driving tempo for the physical development in the department, faculty and the college. 

Research Activities

Basic and applied research in fisheries management, aquaculture, fish processing, water quality, etc. are being embarked by the members of academic staff in the department. Areas of research coverage include: fish nutrition, fish ecology, toxicology and water pollution, fish preservation and value addition, aquaria design and construction, ornamental fish production, ornamental fish feed production, mono and poly culture fish production, food and feeding habits of different freshwater fish species, acute toxicity of extracts from some of the fish feed plant ingredients or other chemical materials which are always being used for agricultural production. The members of staff in the department are in collaboration with various departments from different Universities in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

The TetFund-NRF research grant won by a team in the department is titled “Nutrition and health implications of processed insects as protein supplements in the diets of Clarias gariepinus and Heterobranchus bidorsalis.” This study considers the use of different processed insects as replacement of fish meal in the diets of the named fish species. The study aims at investigating the possibility of replacing fish meal with black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) or grasshopper, and examine the growth effect and the health implication of these processed insects on the fish species being fed with them. The potential tendencies of these processed insects as cheaper animal protein sources over the expensive fishmeal would also be investigated. However, this study is still ongoing.  

Journals:

  • Nigeria Journals of Fisheries
  • Field guide to Nigeria freshwater fishes
  • Journal of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Journal of aquatic sciences
  • Journal of forestry, environment and sustainable development
  • Fish and human health
  • Fisheries and fish toxicology
  • Fish production and management manual
  • Freshwater Aquaculture
  • Deep water fisheries of the North Atlantic Oceanic slope
  • Proceedings of the 30th FISON conference Delta 2015
  • Sustainable integrated pond based aquaculture with rice and poultry production: economic, social and environment assessment
  • Integrated fish farming: fish, rice and pig
  • African Journal of fisheries
  • Journal of Association of Nigerian Fisheries Scientist
  • Journal of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Online Journals

Grants and Awards:

TETF/ES/DR/&D-CE-/NRF 2020/SETI/20/VOL.1 (Ipinmoroti et al.). Funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund National Research Fund (TETFund-NRF).  

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The department engages in sensitizing the fish farmers on the better way to produce their fish, produce their fish feed and value addition to their produced fish in order to make better profit. The alternative and cheaper fish feed ingredients to use in fish production. The Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Osun State Chapter was established by the department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management such that the results of the research studies carried out by various researchers in this profession could be introduced and discussed with the practicing fish farmers. This has been encouraging the fish farmers. The meeting holds at the main campus of the Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State. Through the interaction with organic societies (NOAN & KCOA) in Nigeria and abroad, the department has also been able to sensitize fish farmers on the way to produce and sell organically produced fish as a means of improving their income or profit.

Introduction:

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness over the years has played pivotal role in producing the knowledge base that has sustained the link between agriculture and other sectors of the economy at the national and global levels. Therefore, programmes in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management have shown the capability to produce high level manpower that can engage in teaching and research, capable of providing solutions to the very complex problems arising from the linkages of agriculture with other sector of the economy. The Department offers courses in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management that prepare the students for all levels that study in Agricultural economics and Agribusiness Management or to pursue a career as an agricultural economist in the public or private sector. The products of this famous department without doubt have been competing with their counterparts across the globe either as they progress in their academic career, multinational as well as working in public or private sector.

Location:

The Department is located in the ancient town of Ejigbo in the College of Agriculture. Ejigbo is one of the oldest local governments in the old Oyo state before the creation of Osun State. It shares boundaries with Oyo state, and Local government areas like:Iwo, Ola Oluwa, Egbedore and Ede North.  The vegetation of Ejigbo is tropical Savannah and major crops are Cashew, Cocoa, maize, cassava, and oil palm.  

Brief History:

The department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management came into existence following the bifurcating of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension during the 2021/2022 academic session. The first set of students were 27 in number. The department has continued to witness unprecedented growth and development in all areas.

Vision of the Programme:

The vision of the department is to be one of the outstanding departments of excellence providing high quality teaching and learning experiences in the business of farming and research in agriculture. This, we hope, will produce globally competitive graduates capable of standing out on their own as shining examples anywhere they find themselves. One of the most important ingredients we inculcate in our students is entrepreneurial spirit of excellence in agricultural economics and agribusiness management.

Mission statement:

The mission of the department is to establish a department that is technologically and professionally sound as a model centre of excellence committed to the pursuit of academic innovative and skill-based training in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management. This will set the pace and tradition of excellence in teaching, high innovative technology, research and community service. 

Academic programmes:

The Department offers courses leading to the award of:

  1. Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
  2. MSc. Agricultural Economics (Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Marketing and International Commodity Trade, Agricultural Development and Policy))
  3. Ph.D. Agricultural Economics

Physical Developments:

Physical Development projects in the department include: Head of department office, Agric, Economics Data Laboratory, classrooms complex, laboratories complex, and farm structures. Training and visit to major markets. Others include: Conducive and Serene, Environment for learning, Comfortable Classrooms, Modern E. Technology Library, and Computer room for research. 

Research activities:

Sustainable Goats and Sheep Production to Enhance Food and Economic Security of Rural Households in Osun State, Nigeria. Tetfund Institution Based Research (2023)

Grants and Awards:

Sustainable Goats and Sheep Production to Enhance Food and Economic Security of Rural Households in Osun State, Nigeria. Tetfund Institution Based Research (2023). Grant Number: UNIOSUN/TETfund/17/10

Community Empowerments Service Projects:

The department collaborates with the department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in the establishment of Outreach centres and also plays major role in development of major markets within and outside Ejigbo. 

 

Welcome Address/Introduction:

The Department of Animal Science formally known as the Department of Animal Science and Fisheries came to being alongside with other Departments during the establishment of the College of Agriculture in the year 2007. This Department opened its door to commence academic activities as well as admit its first set of undergraduate students in 2007/2008 academic session on Wednesday 8th October 2008, and graduated them in 2011/2012 academic session on 27th June, 2012.The department of Animal Science since its inception has continued to offer courses without any disruption of academic session.

Livestock production is ever dynamic due to dynamism in the human population and demand pattern for livestock and its product. These shifts bring about changes in production systems. In the last decades, new technologies, innovation, emphasis and challenges to livestock production have emerged. Of necessity, new ways have to be found to make room for the adoption of these new technologies, embrace the new emphases and have to proffer solution to the new challenges. Pursuant to these therefore, and in line with the vision and mission of this University, the Department of Animal Science propose a research agenda to be put forward for consideration as part of the Postgraduate programmes of the University.

Location:

Department of Animal Science is among the seven departments floated by the College of Agriculture in the Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management, which is located in Ejigbo. The town is located along the border between Oyo and Osun State. The faculty is currently having four (4) Departments with students admitted into their programmes.

Academic Programmes:

The following are the department’s programmes at undergraduate:

B.  Agric. (Animal Science) and postgraduate: PGD. M.Sc. Ph.D. Animal Science

Vision of the Department:

Our vision is to graduate excellent students that can contribute to the development of livestock industry, ensure the sustenance of livestock product and by-product for human and provision of affordable animal protein. 

Mission of the Department:

Our mission is to be an exemplary department of excellent providing high quality teaching, learning and research experience, this will lead the production of employable graduate, entrepreneurs, scholars, researchers and professionals in the field of livestock production and managements, and animal health management that will be capable of having impact on their environment while being globally competitive.

Research Activities:

The Department research activist is centred on basic and applied research in general Animal science, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Nutritional Biochemistry, Livestock Production and Management, Animal Health Management and so on

Research facilities being developed include:

  • Teaching and research farm – 2000 broiler capacity pen, herds of cattle, 3000 layers capacity pen, breeding and production pen for sheep and goat, pig and rabbit
  • Teaching and research laboratory 

Grants and Awards:

  1. Grant Number: UNIOSUN/TETFund/17/12 on “Establishment of open nucleaus breeding colony for rabbit (Oryctolagus cunniculus) small holder production system in Osun State” by Osunkeye, O. J., Ajayi, B. A., Fakolade, P. O. and Alao, O. T.
  2. Grant Number UNISOUN/TETFund/14/005 on “Performance, carcass characteristic and economics of production of broilers fed cowpea testa-based diet” by Fakolade, P. O., Olorede, B. E., Alabi, B. A., Osunkeye, O. J., and Akinduro, V. O.


Welcome Address/Introduction:

The Department of Agronomy conducts basic, applied and adaptive research on the management of tropical soils, technology of seed production, and all aspects of horticulture. The department is aimed at training high level manpower for the Universities and Research Institutes, and provides human development capabilities for the general Nigerian economy.

Location:

The Department of Agronomy is one of the departments under College of Agriculture in Ejigbo. The town is located along the border between Oyo and Osun State. The Department of Agronomy has teaching and non-teaching scientists who are versatile to produce high level of agricultural graduate with broad based advanced-knowledge in soil management, crop production, agricultural mechanization, land resources management, and environmental protection. She also trains professional agronomists for both private and public sectors of the economy.

Academic Programmes:

  1. B. Agric. Agronomy
  2. M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Agronomy

Vision of the Department:

To be a model Department providing excellent and high-quality teaching and learning experiences which will engender the production of graduates with entrepreneurial spirit of excellence and globally competitive capabilities.

Mission of the Department:

To produce graduates that are technologically and professionally sound, committed to the pursuit of academic innovation and skill-based training in Agronomy and set the pace and tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service and provide food security to the world at large.

Physical development:

The department has functional Screen House, Garri Processing Unit, Oil Palm Plantation, oil palm processing units, pineapple plantation, post-harvest/value addition laboratory, Tractors with Implement, Power Tiller, Tractor Shed, Teaching and Research Farm, Reading Room for undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Departmental Library. Department has well-equipped functioning laboratories that serve the academic units of the Department. The laboratory is well-equipped to cope with the teaching of students and academic staff for research purposes. Well-illuminated and ventilated classrooms and seminar rooms are also available for students’ use in the Department. Nursery unit (for raising seedlings of permanent crop as well as ornamental crop for practical purposes and for community services). Weather Station and Perimeter fencing for border demarcation are in the pipeline.

Research Activities:

Basic and applied research in agronomy is embarked upon by members of academic staff in the department. Areas of research coverage: • Soil Science, • Natural Resources Management, • Crop Production, Crop Physiology, • Plant Breeding and molecular Genetics, • Seed Science, • Crop Protection, • Horticulture. Research facilities being developed include: Teaching and research farm; Teaching and research laboratory; Screen house; Nursery; Information and communication technology (ICT); and Departmental libraries.

Grants and Awards:

  1. Field evaluation of sweet potato germplasm for dual purpose in Osun State University
  2. Partial rhizosphere drying and regulated irrigation effects on photosynthesis and the concentration of bioactive compounds in green amaranth (Amanrathus cruentus L.)
  3. Nutrition and health implications of processed insects as protein supplements in the diets of Clariuas gariepinus and Heterobranchus bidorsalis

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The department establish centers and project for community empowerment. These are:

  1. centre for research demonstration The centre packages and disseminate research findings as well and improved seedlings for adaptation trials as well adoption by the people.
  2. sparri and garri processing outreach Establish to promote sparri (garri production from sweet potato) and garri from cassava production enterprises by interested individuals.
  3. Oil palm production outreach Establish to promote hygienic oil palm production enterprises by interested individuals and sale to the community at reduced prices

Good day dear readers.

I welcome you warmly, to the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, one of the core Departments at the Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management of College of Agriculture of Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.

No doubt, agricultural extension experts are change agents and change they say, is the only permanent thing in life. And so, I implore you all to keep evolving to radiate desirable change(s) always as your best is surely yet to come. However, please endeavour to have positive disposition about life, at all times. 

Location:

The Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, a product of the bifurcation of the defunct Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, is housed by the College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus of Osun State University. The ancient town of Ejigbo, Osun State shares border with Oyo State. The people of Ejigbo having an elite king are quite accommodating and receptive and so the indigenes pose little or no threat to the peaceful and fruitful stay of our students on and off campus, all through and even beyond the length of their study time.

Academic Programmes:

The Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development offers academic programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our undergraduate programme leads to the award of Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric.) Degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development while we run postgraduate degree programmes at the following levels:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development;
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development;
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. 

Vision of the Department:

To be a reference point in the provision of all-inclusive world class teaching and learning experiences to spawn undergraduate and postgraduate products with unequalled global competitive advantages, across board. 

Mission of the Department:

To be exemplary in the uptake of global technological and professional innovations in pursuance of top-notch resourceful training in agricultural extension and all-round advisory services towards achieving the substantiable development goals. 

Philosophy of the Department:

The Philosophy of the Department is to produce thoroughly bred, skilful and self-reliant graduate and postgraduate change agents who are highly relevant to nation building particularly in the agricultural development sphere at the national and international levels. The Department is also committed to the achievement of the two foremost sustainable development goals of No poverty and Zero Hunger, hence we are engaged in quality agricultural extension and advisory outreach services targeted towards boosting the productive capabilities of local farmers across the three agricultural zones in Osun State and beyond. We are equally open to public private collaborations geared towards improving the livelihoods of resource-poor farm families within and outside Osun State, our primary environment.

Physical Facilities and Development:

The Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development can boast of the following functional physical facilities:

  • a standard well-equipped and decent Departmental office
  • a communication studio for agricultural journalism and;
  • a well- stocked home economics laboratory

In the near future and in preparation towards having a full-fledged proposed Department of Livelihood and Consumer Sciences as an offshoot of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, we are working towards having other complementary home science facilities including:

  • a caregiver centre (creche) for minding toddler children of staff and/or some married students on campus
  • a recreation centre for indoor games like Ludo game, Ayo Olopon, Scrabble, Monopoly etc.
  • Apparel laboratory for sewing and other relayed practical works, among other facilities

Research Activities

Members of academic staff in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development are constantly engaged in impactful basic and applied research across different aspects of agricultural production with the ultimate aim of improving the living standards of the farming folks. 

Introduction:

Dr Abraham ADEWUMIDr. Abraham Adebayo ADEWUMI
Ag. Dean
Email:
 dean.rnrm@uniosun.edu.ng

Welcome to Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management. If you have always respected the environment, the trees, fish and wildlife that call it home as well as exploring the possibility of an education in the field of natural resources. We are excited about the chance for you to pursue a career in habitat preservation, and it begins with the Renewable Resources Management Program.

The Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management, through offerings in the Departments of Fish and Aquatic Resources Management, Forest Resources Management and Wildlife and Ecotourism management provides an integrated education in renewable natural resource management, conservation, and utilization as well as a valuable perspective for understanding and solving critical contemporary environmental problems at local, regional, and global scales.

All undergraduate programmes of this Faculty are designed to provide a professional education that starts with core courses emphasizing physical, biological, and social sciences, along with concepts of renewable natural resource management. The principles and practices of specific disciplines are taught through more advanced courses, as well as advanced skills in communication and computer useage. Students are prepared to become professionals and pursue careers in public and private agencies that manage forests, water, wildlife, fish and recreation resources. As well as with firms concerned with producing, manufacturing, and marketing wood products; with planning agencies and private firms utilizing skills in environmental and land-use analysis and geospatial techniques; or for graduate studies.

Within the three departments in FRNRM, we offer three undergraduate degrees, as well as academic and professional masters programs and two doctoral programs; all with options (graduate programs) aimed to meet the career goals and aspirations of individuals who desire to work in a variety of jobs. The solid curriculum backed by outstanding research in our degree progrmmes prepares students for a successful career. Our standard is to be unwaveringly committed to grooming outstanding academic talents. Faculty members are easily accessed due to our student-to-lecturer ration and open-door policy

FRNRM emphasizes the importance of participating in industrial trainings/relevant entrepreneurial programs to gain practical experience while our students are pursuing their education. More in-depth information on undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on the departmental and Graduate School web pages and prospectus respectively. 

For further inquiries, assistance, or information, students and others are encouraged to visit or contact the Deans Office

Once again, you are welcome to the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management

Location:

The faculty is in the College of Agriculture located in Ejigbo. The town is located along the border between Oyo and Osun State. The College currently have two Faculties and six (6) Departments with students admitted into their programmes.

Brief History of the Faculty

The faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management was established in 2019 from the default Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Management which was running two programmes (B. Fisheries and Aquaculture and B. Wildlife Management). The formation of Departments of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management, and Wildlife and Ecotourism Management in 2018 gave birth to this new faculty from the College of Agriculture with addition of the departments of Forest production and products, and Social and Environmental Forestry. However, the two departments in forestry were later merged as one to become the Department of Forestry, thus making the faculty to have only three departments for now. A permanent and newly equipped building facility containing the departmental offices, classrooms and a lecture theatre was provided for the faculty and was occupied in 2022 when it was used for the National University Commission accreditation exercise for the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management and Wildlife and Ecotourism Management Departments in December, 2022. The faculty presently has 13 academic staff comprising of 1 Professor, 3 Senior Lecturers, 3 Lecturer 1, 5 Lecturer II, and 1 Graduate Assistant. In addition, faculty has 6 non-teaching staff and 2 support staff. The faculty is endowed with a fish farm and apiary which are being used to train the students. The forest plantation is also being made for the students in forestry for their practical, since the mission of this faculty is to produce well experienced and dedicated students who are able to compete with their peers from other universities and outside world. Wellequipped laboratories and other research or training facilities for the students and academic staff are available for quality research studies. The quest to make the faculty appropriately staffed, the University management is in the process of staff recruitment for the departments in the faculty, especially the newly created department of forestry which is also due for accreditation this year, 2023.

 Academic Programmes

The Bachelor’s degree programmes in the faculty includes

  • The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management
  • Forestry Resources Management
  • Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

Vision of the Faculty

To produce graduates who are trained to natural resources and their environment for sustainability to ensure secured livelihood for the present and future generation graduate through high quality teaching, learning and research experience scholars, researchers and professionals in academics, capable of having impact on their environment and could exploit the potentials in the wildlife resources for their economic benefits. 

Mission of the College

Our mission is to create a unique Department committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skill-based training in Natural Resources Management, a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service and to produce experts in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management that are relevant, highly employable and can create employment in the society.

Physical Development

The Faculty have adequate facilities for the training of the students in the various aspects of the three programme. This includes forestry…………….; fish recirculatory system, ponds, concrete tanks, feed mill and wildlife domestication units

Research Activities

Basic and applied research in fisheries, forestry, Geospatial analysis, wildlife and biodiversity conservation is embarked upon by members of academic staff in the faculty. 

Research facilities being developed include:

Tree nursery

Tree sample plots

On station demonstration

Teaching and research laboratory

Teaching and research laboratory complex

Information and communication technology (ICT)

College and departmental libraries

 

Grants and Awards:

Adewumi A A 2014. TetFund Research Grant intervention programme.  Grant No: UNIOSUN/TETFund/14/0021. Preliminary Evaluation of Ostrich Husbandry in Osun State

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The Faculty in collaboration with the three departments engaged in the awareness of tree planting neighboring communities in Osun State.

Welcome Address/Introduction of Dean:

Dr Oluwagbenga ALAODr. Oluwagbenga Titus ALAO
Ag. Dean
Email:
 dean

You are welcome to the website of the Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management, Ejigbo Campus. The faculty is in line with theNational Universities Commission’s (NUC’s) benchmark for academic programmes and courses in the nation’s Universities/Colleges/Faculties of Agriculture.

The faculty key to Osun State University, Osogbo, envisioned as a centre of excellence through the provision of highly qualitative teaching and learning experiences which will engender the production of well-rounded entrepreneurial graduates capable of impacting positively on their environments while also being globally competitive. Hence, the faculty works toward achieving the University mission to create a unique institution committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skills-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service. 

Location:

The faculty is located at College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus, in Ejigbo local government area, Osun State, Nigeria.

Brief History:

The College of Agriculture was established in 2007 alongside other Colleges in Osun State University. The College took off at the inception of academic activities in the University in 2007/2008 with its first set of students (23 in number) in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, main campus, Osogbo for their 100-level courses.

The College was bifurcated into two Faculties in the year 2021, Namely: i. Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management, and ii. Renewable Natural Resources Management. Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management has four Departments (Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy and Animal Science). The academic staff strength is currently thirty-three (33) with six (6) Professors in the Departments. The entire members of the academic staff are Ph.D. holders. On the other hand, there are one hundred and two (102) non-teaching staff comprising registry, bursary, works, technical and security staff.

 Mission:

To create a faculty that is technologically and professionally sound, committed to the pursuit of academic innovation and skill-based training in Agriculture and National Resources Management and set the pace and tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Vision:

To be a model Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management providing excellent and high-quality teaching and learning experiences which will engender the production of graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit of excellence and globally competitive capabilities.

Academic Programmes:

The Faculty of Agricultural Production and Management has four academic Departments: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management (AEAM), Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AERD), Animal Science (ANS) and Agronomy (AGN). The faculty runs Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) degree programmes with options in Agricultural Economics and Extension, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Agronomy and Animal Science. Furthermore, the faculty runs PGD, M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Agronomy and Animal Science.

 Physical Development:

The Physical structures in the faculty includes: road construction, health centres, classrooms complex, ICT centre, Library building, laboratories complex, sports arena and facilities and farm structures. A feed mill factory, Integrated Poultry Pen, Greenhouse, Centres for Apicultural Research, Training and Honey Production, Centre for Agricultural Extension and Outreach Services, Weather Station and a Comprehensive Landscape Design Project. The desire to create a model Agricultural Faculty is driving the tempo of physical development at the Ejigbo campus.

Research Activities:

Some of the research activities carried are:

a Establishment of Open Nucleus Breeding Colony for Rabit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L. 1758) Small-holder Production System in Osun State.

Field screening of sweet potato germplasm for dual-purpose at Osun State University.

Different research on the current issues in all areas of Agriculture.

 

Journals:

The faculty is not hosting any Journals at present but has a plan to do so in future.

Grants and Awards:

The faculty is running a project funded by TETFUND on the Establishment of an Open Nucleus Breeding Colony for Rabit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L. 1758) Small-holder Production System in Osun State and Field screening of sweet potato germplasm for dual-purpose at Osun State University. The grants were awarded in 2023 and will come to an end in 2024. Also, currently, the faculty is in partnership with Kwara State University on a grant on Artificial intelligence for women in Agriculture, sponsored by the Artificial Intelligence Network (GRAIN)  

Community Empowerment Service Project:

The faculty offers training for farmers in Ejigbo local government on their felt needs to improve their production. Also, the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development is running extension outreach in five communities in Ejigbo local government areas Viz: Araromi-Iwata, Isudunrin, Igbon, Ara and Ola.  

The College of Agriculture is located in Ejigbo. The town is located along the border between Oyo and Osun State. The College is currently having four (4) Departments with students admitted into their programmes.

Get In Touch

For enquiries on admissions, please contact

  • Address: Room 228, Admission Office, 
    Administrative building, 
    Osun State University,
    Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.
  • Tel: 08107976419 (9am - 4pm WAT, Mon - Fri)
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