Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education

Photo of Dr. Elias Kuntashula
Dr. Elias Kuntashula
Head of Department

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension is uniquely placed in the School of Agricultural Sciences because of the role it plays in linking social science disciplines to agricultural production, marketing, processing and retailing. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that cover an array of courses that fall within the following focal areas: food security & agricultural productivity, agribusiness  & marketing, rural sociology & agricultural extension, and environmental & resource economics. Specifically, the Department offers two undergraduate degree programmes (Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension), a two-year Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Doctoral degree programme by research. 

Besides training, we are involved in collaborative research with local and international partners on projects that are within our focal areas as well as other emerging issues that have socio-economic and policy implications such as climate change, rural household nutrition and land distribution.

 

Staff in the Department

 

 

Agricultural Science