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The Department of Crop Science is one of five departments within the School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences. It however stands out as the largest Department within the school with a relatively large workforce and a high number of total students.  It trains students at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Crop Science, Horticulture and Post Harvest Science and Technology.

The Department collaborates with several units within the College of Basic and Applied Sciences to regularly review its programmes and conduct research to respond to the changing needs of the society as well as changes in environmental and climatic factors to ensure food security. It also has strong links with major local and international research institutions and Universities

The programmes offered in the department provide its graduates with a strong foundation and a wide range of competencies which enables them to compete effectively on the job markets anywhere. 

The teaching faculty, technical and support staff of the Department are very competent, pleasant and results- oriented, ensuring students and stakeholders are placed high on the agenda of all its targeted activities.

The Department has as its mission to provide an enabling environment that will attract and maintain high caliber crop scientists to develop quality graduates and strategies for sustaining production of crops through strengthening of basic and applied research, teaching/training and extension.

You are assured of a significant positive impact on both your person and your academic qualification should you choose to study in the Department of Crop Science. Welcome.