School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Chinhoyi University of Technology

School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

The Dean Prof S Makuza [ Profile ]

About Us

The School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology encompasses seven (7) Departments: Animal Production and Technology; Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Irrigation and Water Engineering and Crop Science and Post Harvest Technology. The School offers eight (8) unique undergraduate degree programmes. The popular MSc in Post Harvest Science and Technology is offered on Block Release.

The School has highly qualified, dedicated and experienced staff to produce innovative/creative and highly skilled graduates to meet Zimbabwe development challenges of complex and ever changing needs and demands of the agricultural industry.

We have fully functional Biotechnology, Food Science and Technology and MSc Postharvest Science and Technology laboratories. The Strategic Business Unit of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology is the Farm Research, Teaching and Extension Unit with the Livestock section having cattle, sheep, goats, Chicken (indigenous, broilers & layers), guinea fowls, rabbits and pigs. The Crop section grows maize, soyabeans, sorghum, sunflower, bird eye chillies, pastures trees, grasses and legumes among many.

Graduates can be employed as professionals and managers in Government, NGOs, Universities, Colleges, Agro & Food-Industry, Private Sector, banking and International Organisations etc. Our graduates can also be self employed and become entrepreneurs and set up their own business ventures. The undergraduate degree programmes in the School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology are a good grounding for postgraduate studies in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Management

Vision

Our vision is to be the world-class centre of excellence in Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Mission

Our mission is to produce innovative graduates, create knowledge, enhance entrepreneurship and provide community service/outreach through quality teaching, training and technologically-oriented research in Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Departments

Department of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Animal Production and Technology
Environmental Science
Irrigation and Water Engineering
Department of Biotechnology
Department of Food Science and Technology
Department of Crop Science and Post Harvest Technology