Semera University Horticulture Department
Semera University Horticulture Department – Check Below:
Horticulture Department was one of the pioneer departments when Samara University started its programs and the first department together with Department of Animal Science to establish the Dryland Agriculture College (used to be Faculty) to meet the needs for highly skilled Horticulture professionals in the country.
This general objective of the program is to produce high – level manpower equipped with adequate knowledge and skill to design and implement the activities indicated in the perspective graduate profile.
The program will have the following specific objectives in the undergraduate program of Horticultural sciences:
Provide students with basic and applied knowledge and skills of horticultural crops production & management, breeding, protection and soil fertility management principles & concepts
Enable the students to understand and realize problems in horticultural crop production and seek solutions through exposure to research, extension and management.
Provide the students with the knowledge of handling horticultural fruit plants and their products.
Integrate teaching-research activities with extension activities so as to extend the new improved technologies to the farmers
VISION AND MISSION OF THE PROGRAM
The vision of the department is to become a full-fledged center of excellence in the field of horticulture that would put the University to be one of the top African universities in agriculture with worldwide recognition.
The program will contribute to the development of agricultural sector and thereby ensure food security and self-sufficiency through;-
Teaching and research activities in the area of horticultural crop production and management
Generating knowledge and producing skilled manpower in the field of horticultural
Offering tailor-made trainings and consultancy services for those involved in horticultural crop production, either small scale producers and commercial as well
Modernizing horticultural crop production sector by supplying it improved technologies i.e. improved seed or planting material, propagation techniques, optimum fertilization, irrigation etc.
Improving the quality of living of the society by supplying surplus production by maximizing productivity.