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 a unique department offering programmes that combine social science disciplines, applied economics within the field of agriculture. The Department offers two undergraduate degree pro applied research in Soil and Water Management through basic and applied sciences, and offers training in Graduate and Undergraduate programmes in Soil Science. 

Laboratory services 

The Department is equipped with modern laboratory facilities for various services highlighted below:

  • Soil testing and advisory services to guide the choice of crops and nutrient requirements
  • Analysis of soils, plants, water, fertilizer and manures for soil fertility and pollution monitoring 
  • Fertilizer and lime recommendations
  • Irrigation  design and installation
  • Environmental impact assessments 

Short Courses

  • Land and Water Management
  • Conservation and Climate Smart Agriculture
Biochar production training in Mkushi District of Zambia
Biochar production training in Mkushi District of Zambia

Short Courses

  • Land and Water Management
  • Conservation and Climate Smart Agriculture
Agricultural Science