The Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education is part of the School of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Zambia. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree programme with a specialization in Agricultural Economics. The Department has expertise in all areas within the field of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education. These areas include Project Appraisal, Monitoring, and Evaluation; Agribusiness Management; Rural Sociology; Extension Education; Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Policy; Agricultural Finance; Econometrics; Micro and Macro Economics, International Trade, Research Methods, etc. These areas of agricultural economics and extension are fully offered in the various courses that are taught to undergraduate students.
The Department as an entity and through individual consultants has been hired to conduct research and consultancies in the past by both local and international institutions. These institutions include: FAO, the World Bank, The University of Wisconsin, Anglican Church of Netherlands, DFID, UNDP, USAID, JICA, FINNIDA, SIDA, GTZ, the European Union, MACO, EEOA, and Makeni Ecumenical Center etc. Specifically, the Department is very experienced in the following areas: Monitoring and Evaluation; Impact assessment studies; Environmental assessment; Land tenure systems in Zambia; Baseline studies; Costing of donor aided programs; Training needs assessment; Marketing problems in cooperatives and credit; Poverty and food security issues; Farming System studies; and Gender Analysis.