Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension

The department was created in August 2005 when the present departmental structure was for the Faculty of Agriculture. At present, the department has many units and performs credibly well wit the increase in number of the academic staff.

Philosophy and Objectives
The philosophy and objectives of the Bachelor of Agriculture (Agric. Economics and Extension option) are similar to those of Animal production and Crop science programmes. However, the difference is in the emphasis on training graduates in agriculture who are versed in the economic aspects of farming and in agribusiness. Graduates of the department are also trained to be agents of change for the rural development.

Laboratories
The department has a well equipped studio with the state-of- the-art equipment.

Departmental Courses

100 Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT (S) SEMESTER STATUS
BIO 101 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I 2 FIRST
CHM 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 FIRST
CHM 103 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2 FIRST
CHM 111 BASIC PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY 1 FIRST
PHY 101 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER 3 FIRST
PHY 105 BASIC EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I 1 FIRST
MTH 105 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA AND SET 2 FIRST
GST 101 COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH I 2 FIRST
GST 10 NIGERIAN PEOPLE AND CULTURE 2 FIRST
AGR 102 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE 3 SECOND
BIO 102 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 2 SECOND
CHM 102 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2 SECOND
CHM 104 INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2 SECOND
CHM 112 BASIC PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY II 1 SECOND
PHY 102 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM 3 SECOND
PHY 118 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS II 2 SECOND
MTH 104 ELEMENTS OF CALCULUS 2 SECOND
GST 102 USE OF LIBRARY 2 SECOND
GST ELECTIVE* 2 SECOND

** GST 104- COMMUNICATION IN FRENCH (2 UNITS)
GST 106/110- COMMUNICATION IN ARABIC (2 UNITS)

200 Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT (S) SEMESTER STATUS
AGE 201 PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 2 FIRST
SOS 201 CLIMATOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY 3 FIRST
CRP 201 CROP ANATOMY, TAXONOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3 FIRST
ANP 201 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2 FIRST
ANP 203 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS 2 FIRST
AGR 201 PRINCIPLES OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2 FIRST
AGF 201 FARM PRACTICE (IRRIGATED FARMING) 1 FIRST
AGF 203 FARM PRACTICE (FIELD SOIL STUDIES) 1 FIRST
FWL PRINCIPLES OF FORESTRY 2 FIRST
CSC 291 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER I 2 FIRST
GST 201 COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II 2 FIRST
GST 203 LOGIC, PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN EXISTENCE 2 FIRST
AGE 204 ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES I 2 SECOND
ANP 202 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION 2 SECOND
AGR 202 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 SECOND
AGR 204 INTRODUCTION TO FOOD AND NUTRITION 2 SECOND
AGR 206 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 2 SECOND
CPT 202 INTRODUCTION TO CROP PESTS AND DISEASES 2 SECOND
CRP 202 PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION 2 SECOND
FAQ 202 INTRODUCTION TO FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 2 SECOND
SOS 202 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE 2 SECOND
CSC 292 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER II 2 SECOND
GST 202 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2 SECOND
GST 222 PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2 SECOND

300 Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT (S) SEMESTER STATUS
AGE 301 INTRODUCTION TO FARM MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION ECONOMICS 2 FIRST
AGX 301 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY 2 FIRST
AGF 301 FARM PRACTICE III (ANIMAL PRODUCTION) 1 FIRST
AGR 301 INTRODUCTION TO FARM MACHINERY 2 FIRST
AGR 305 APPLICATION TO COMPUTER IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 2 FIRST
ANP 301 NON-RUMINANT ANIMAL PRODUCTION 2 FIRST
ANP 303 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE 3 FIRST
CRP 301 ARABLE CROP PRODUCTION 2 FIRST
SOS 301 PRINCIPLES OF SOIL PHYSICS AND CONSERVATION 3 FIRST
CPT 301 PRINCIPLES OF CROP PROTECTION 2 FIRST
GST 301 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS 2 FIRST
AGE 302 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMETRICS 2 SECOND
AGE 304 ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES II 2 SECOND
AGX 302 EXTENSION TEACHING, LEARNING PROCESS AND METHODS 2 SECOND
AGF 302 FARM PRACTICE IV (CROP PRODUCTION) 1 SECOND
ANP 302 RUMINANT ANIMAL PRODUCTION 2 SECOND
ANP 304 AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND METHODS 2 SECOND
ANP 306 FEEDS AND FEED STUFF 2 SECOND
AGR 302 PRINCIPLES OF BREEDING AND GENETICS 2 SECOND
AGR 304 BIOSTATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 2 SECOND
CRP 302 PERMANENT CROP PRODUCTION 2 SECOND
SOS 302 SOIL CHEMISTRY, SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT NUTRITION 2 SECOND

400 Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT (S) SEMESTER STATUS
AGF 401 CROP PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES (PERMANENT, ARABLE AND HORTICULTURAL CROPS) 2 FIRST
AGF 403 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, PROCESSING AND STORAGE 2 FIRST
AGF 405 ANIMAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT 2 FIRST
AGF 407 FARM MANAGEMENT 2 FIRST
AGF 409 FARM DESIGTN, FARM SURVEY AND LAND USE PLANNING 2 FIRST
AGF 411 FARM MECHANIZATION PRACTICES 2 FIRST
AGF 413 SOIL SURVEY 2 FISRT
AGF 402 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY TECHNOLOGY 2 SECOND
AGF 404 CROP PROTECTION, PESTS AND DISEASE CONTROL 2 SECOND
AGF 406 SOIL FERTILITY, SOIL AND WATER MANGEMENT 2 SECOND
AGF 408 FARM MANAGEMENT, FARM RECORDS AND ACCOUNTS 2 SECOND
AGF 410 WORKSHOP PRACTICES 2 SECOND
AGF 412 AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY 2 SECOND
AGF 414 SOIL, PLANT AND WATER TESTING 2 SECOND
AGF 498 REPORT WRITING 2 SECOND

500 Level

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE UNIT (S) SEMESTER STATUS
AGE 501 PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, FRAM MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING 2 FIRST
AGE/AGX 503 RESERACH METHODS IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION 2 FIRST
AGE 505 MICROECONOMIC THEORY 2 FIRST
AGE 507 ECONOMETRICS 2 FIRST
AGX515 AGRIUCLTURAL EXTENSION, PROGRAMME PLANNING AND EVALUATION 2 FIRST
AGX 521 DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION 2 FIRST
AGX 523 AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION ADMINISTRATION 2 FIRST
AGE/AGX 597 SEMINAR 2 FIRST
CRP 503 CROPPING SYSTEMS 2 FIRST
AGE/AGX ELECTIVE** 2 FIRST
AGE 502 MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS 2 SECOND
AGE 504 AGRICULTURAL MPRICE ANALYSIS 2 SECOND
AGE 506 AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE 2 SECOND
AGE 512 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING 2 SECOND
AGE 514 AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT 2 SECOND
AGX 520 LEADERSHIP AND GROUP DYNAMICS 2 SECOND
AGX 522 RURAL SOCIOLOGY 2 SECOND
AGX 524 RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE 2 SECOND
AGE/AGX 598 FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2 SECOND
AGE/AGX ELECTIVE*** 2 SECOND

** AGE 513- AGRO-INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS (2 UNITS)
AGX 516- RURAL YOUTH EXTENSION PROGRAMME (2 UNITS)
AGX 517- EXTENSION PROGRAMME IN HOME ECONOMICS (2 UNITS)
AGX 519- AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS (2 UNITS)
AGX 525- AGRIUCLTURAL JOURNALISM (2 UNITS)
*** AGE 508- INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN AGRICULTURE (2 UNITS)
AGE 510- LAND ECONOMICS (2 UNITS)
AGX 514- ADULT EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE (2 UNITS)
AGX 518- TECHNOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN AGRICULTURE (2 UNITS)

Staff List

Academic Staff

S/N

NAME

NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

RANK

HIGHEST  QUALIFICATION

AREA SPECIALIZATION

1. Dr. M. R. Ja’afar-Furo Academic Reader Ph.D Farm Mgt. & Pro. Econs
2. Prof Peter Bzugu Academic Professor Ph.D Agricultural Extension
3. Dr Mwada. M. Gwary Academic Assoc. Prof Ph.D Agricultural Extension
4. Dr. Joyce D. Moses Academic Snr. Lect. Ph.D Agricultural Extension
5. Khalid Bello Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Rural Community D
6. Hamid Mohammed Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Farm Mgt. & Pro. Econs
7. Andrew O. Donye Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Agricultural Extension
8. Jacob  Fintan Shehu Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Farm Mgt. & Pro. Econs
9. U. A Madu Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Agricultural Extension
10. Altine Justine Madugu Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Agric Marketing
11. Bashir H. Gabdo Academic Lecturer I Ph.D in view Agricultural Extension
12. J. Z. Wycliffe Academic Lecturer II M.Sc in view Agricultural Extension
13. Aliyu Abdulrahman Academic Lecturer II M.Sc Agricultural Extension
14. Abubakar S. Haddbi Academic Asst. Lect. M.Sc in view Agricultural Extension
15. Jalaludeen Usman Academic Asst. Lect. M.Sc Agricultural Extension

Non-academic Staff

S/N

NAME

STATUS

RANK

HIGHEST  QUALIFICATION

AREA
SPECIALIZATION

1. Janet Benham F. Non Academic Con. Sec III ND Secretarial Studies
2. Serah Naftali Non Academic Snr. Clerical Officer ND Business Admin
3. Idris Mohammed Non Academic Studio Assist SSCE NABTEB