Our strategic posture for the future is derived from our highest aspiration - our vision, which provides us with a strong sense of purpose, identity and a compelling image of a preferred future. It will serve to drive the College to strive for excellence in all its endeavours and provide the context for the national and global solutions we seek to achieve with our faculty, staff and students. Our mission is a reflection of the vision, providing the framework within which we operate and indicating what can be expected from every interaction with the College.
Internationally acclaimed African institution for scientific innovations in sustainable agriculture and human development to meet national and global challenges
We will be committed to providing a world class academic environment through quality teaching, research and extension, integrating system-wide innovation to realize tangible results
Our Values will be fundamental to all the activities and interactions of the College and are intended to describe the ethos and character of the College. These are the traits that we will aspire to and will ensure that everyone acts and behaves in a manner, supportive to the realization of the College's goals. In all our pursuits, endeavours and aspirations we shall strive to achieve excellence through:
We will take full responsibility for all decisions and actions that we undertake including matters concerned with the proper management of our time and resources.
We will be quick to respond and react appropriately to both internal and external needs of the College and our stakeholders.
Honesty & Transparency
We will be sincere in our interactions with each other, and will share information in a manner that will facilitate openness among students and staff to promote goodwill.
We will be consistent in all dealings with stakeholders and maintain the trust and confidence they have in us
Regardless of role or position, we will work together to achieve a common purpose, recognising that each of us has a personal and a professional contribution to make.
We will be dedicated to our core purpose of providing scientific innovations in agriculture, relevant to the needs of our world.
The invaluable contributions of Agriculture to the development of Ghana coupled with the need to train the required manpower to help improve the contributions of this viable sector to national development motivated the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board (CMB) to donate a sum of £1 million to the University College of the Gold Coast in 1949/50, for the establishment of a Faculty of Agriculture. Teaching began in 1953/54 under a Department of Agriculture. By 1962/63 four Department had been established, namely;