University Of Bahr el Ghazal

College Of Agriculture

The college of Agriculture at the University of Bahr El Ghazal is one of the most prestigious training centers in the country. The college has been trained to provide advanced training in all fields of agriculture, including water and soil management, animal production management, crop production management, and food security management.

Overview

Economic development cannot be achieved without rational policies on human development to exploit resources in a country. Sound economic systems therefore depend heavily on investing in human capital whereby university education of the right kind provides tailored skills in human development.

In light of these universal experiences, the University of Bahr El Ghazal has reviewed its advanced academically to establish the “College of Agriculture and forestry” to ensure the development requirements of Bahr El Ghazal region and South Sudan at large in short- and long term planning processes. Economic development in South Sudan therefore depends heavily on the development of agricultural and forestry resources. Food production in sustainable environment is often a path out of poverty. Hence, the training of manpower in agriculture, forestry and animal production is of paramount importance for the development of the country.

Justification

Agriculture and forestry are the backbone of South Sudan economy. The total area of 684,051 square kilometres of South Sudan is fertile for crops production for natural growth of pastures for livestock and wildlife. The Sudd covered with water is about 8,300 square kilometres while 154,251 square kilometres is covered by dense forests and about 2 million hectares of water surface. This land classification shows that 75% of South Sudan’s land surface is capable of providing fertile land for crops, animals and wood production under good management conditions. The natural forests contain varieties of useful tree species (e.g. Kaya sp. And isoberlinia dika) with high quality timber. Over 90% of the 8-10 million people of South Sudan live in rural areas depending primarily on subsistence crop and livestock production and exploiting a great deal natural forest for survival at the household level. Agriculture and forestry including animal production will, therefore, remain the main source of employment and of income generation for the majority of the people in South Sudan.

Vision and Mission Of the college

The mission is to graduate and train farmers to play more active role in managing forestland in combination with other resources (crops and livestock) to improve their economic conditions. Whereas the training has been subject –specific, there is need to build an inter-disciplinary capacity of agriculturists, forests and animal production.  Graduates are encouraged to undertake understanding of social principle and processes amongst rural communities so that conflicts between crops producers and livestock owners over pasture and water is minimized or completely eliminated by adopting modern methods of crops, livestock and forest management.

Career Opportunities

The Proposed departments of the College of Agriculture and Forestry are as follows

  1. Department of Agronomy,
  2. Department of Animal Production, and
  3. Department of Forestry.

The position is responsible for conducting research on various aspects of the agricultural industry and providing it to the faculty and students, as well as other academic institutions. The incumbent will provide services in the area of agriculture, including but not limited to: crop production, animal husbandry, agronomy, soil science, horticulture and forestry.

Departments of the College

The Proposed departments of the College of Agriculture and Forestry are as follows

  1. Department of Agronomy,
  2. Department of Animal Production, and
  3. Department of Forestry.

Program Objectives

 The primary objective of the College of Agriculture and Forestry is to train skilled human resources in agriculture and forestry with technical know- how in sustainable use of land for crops, livestock and forestry development in Bahr el Ghazal region and South Sudan at large using modern, scientific and integrated management approaches. This revolves around building interdisciplinary capacity of agriculture, foresters, and animal Production graduates. It should also involves communities in managing their natural resources sustainably in an integrated approach.

Academic Programme

Basic common courses are taken in the first two years, which are inter–disciplinary for all students in the three departments of the College. Specializations for different departments start in the last three years (3rd to 5th classes) in addition to inter- disciplinary courses across all the departments.

The curriculum maintained the existing University requirements (20%), common courses (30%) and specialization courses (50%) in all departments of the College. The certificate (degree) is issued after successful completion of five academic years (10 Semesters of 15 weeks per semester) in each of the specialization.

General Courses.
First Year: General

First Year Semester I

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

101

Mathematics I

3(2+1)

102

General Physics

3(2+1)

103

General Chemistry

4(3+1)

104

Zoology I

3(2+1)

105

botany I                                

3(2+1)

106

Intro. to Nat. Resources

3(3+0)

107

English I

2(2+0)

108

Arabic I

2(2+0)

 

 

23

First Year Semester II

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

109

Mathematics II                               

3(3+0)

110

Botany II                                            

3(3+1)

111

Organic Chemistry

4(1+3 )

112

Zoology II                                         

 3(2+1) 

113

Intro. to Computer              

3(2+1)

114

English II

2(2+2)

115

Arabic II

2(2+0)

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

Second Year:  General

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

201

Biochemistry I                    

3(2+1)

202

Microbiology                      

3(2+1)

 203

Principles of Ecology          

4(3+1)

204

Intro. to Rural Sociology   

3(2+1)  

205

Basic Genetics                     

3(2+1)

206

General Geology                 

3(3+0)

207

English I                                

2(2+0)

208

Arabic  1                              

2(2+0)

 

 

 

 

 

22

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

209

Plant Physiology                                      

3(2+1)

210

Statistics                                             

3(2+1)

211

Fundamentals of Soil Science                                 

3(2+1)

212

Entomology                                            

3(2+1) 

213

 Meteor and Climatology                                               

3(3+0)

214

Biochemistry II                                             

3(2+1)

215

Mycology

3 (2+1)

216

English

2(2+0)

217

Arabic

2(2+0)

 

 

25

Department of Agronomy. :

Third Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

301

Corp Physiology

4(3+1)

302

Soil Fertility

2(2+0)

303

Intro. to APH & Remote Sensing

3(2+1)

304

Principles of Economics

2(2+0)

305

Principles of Plant Pathology

3(2+1)

306

Principles of Ani. Husb.

3(2+1)

307

Range Management

3(2+1)

308

Principles of Crop Produ.

3(2+1)

 

 

23

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

309

Mechanization I

3(2+1)

310

Cereals

3(3+0)

311

Pasture agronomy

3(3+0)

312

Produ. Economics

3(3+0)

313

Intro. to Horticulture

3(2+1)

314

Extension &Comm.

3(1+1)

315

Hort. Principles &Prod

3(2+1)

 

 

 

 

 

20

Fourth Year 

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

401

Mechanisation II

3(2+)

402

Cytogenetics and Genetic Engin.

3(2+1)

403

Fruit Production

3(3+1)

404

Crop Pests

3(2+1)

405

Soil Conservation

3(2+1)

406

Computer Applications

2(1+1)

407

Weeds and their control

3(2+1)

408

Surveying

3(2+1)

 

 

23

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

409

Experimental Design & Meths.

3(2+1)

410

Irrigation Principles & Practices

3(2+1)

411

Food Technology

3(2+1)

412

Oil Seeds and Legumes

3(2+1)

413

Farm Management

3(3+0)

414

Land Use Planning

2(2+0)

415

Fieldwork

6(0+6)

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

Fifth year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

501

Research Project

10(0+10)

502

Seminars

3(0+3)

503

Soil- Plant-Water Relationship

3(2+1)

504

Crop Breeding

3(3+0)

505

Marketing 

2(2+0)

 

 

21

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

506

Corp Pests Control & Manag.

3(2+1)

507

Seed Technology

3(2+1)

508

Fibres and Special Crops

3(3+0)

509

Wildlife Management

3(3+0)

510

Agronomy

2(2+0)

 

 

14

Department of Animal Production

Third Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

301

Functional Anatomy

3(2+1)

302

Princ. of Anim. Nutrition

3(2+1)

303

General Ani. Physiology 

3(2+1)

304

Principles of Econ.

2(2+0)

305

Principles of Corp Prod.

3(2+1)

306

Principles of Ani. Husb.

3(2+1)

307

Range Management

3(3+0)

 

 

20

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

308

Farm Building & Mechanisation

3(2+1)

309

Animal Genetics

3(2+1)

310

Poultry Production

3(3+1)

311

Reproductive Physiology

3(2+1)

312

Field Training

6(6+0)

313

Intro. to Horticulture

3(2+1)

314

Extension & Comm.

2(1+1)

 

 

23

Fourth Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

401

Practical Anim. Nutri.

3(2+1)

402

Applied Breeding

3(2+1)

403

Sheep Production

3(2+1)

404

Beef Production

3(2+1)

405

Water Fowl husb

3(2+1)

406

Quality Control of Feed

3(2+1)

407

Animal health I

3(2+1)

 

 

21

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

408

Animal Health II

3(3+1)

409

Farm Management

3(2+1)

410

Dairy Sci. & Tech.

3(2+1)

411

Land Use Planning

3(3+0)

412

Wildlife Management

3(2+1)

413

Experimental Design & Meth.

3(2+1)

 

 

 

 

 

18

Fifth Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

501

Marketing

2(2+0)

502

Small Ruminants & Cam. Pro.

3(2+1)

503

Advanced Poultry

3(2+1)

504

Meat Sci. & Techn.

3 (2+1)

505

Hides and Skins Techn.

3(2+1)

 

 

14

 

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

506

Fish Production

3(2+1)

507

Rabbit and Pig Husb.

3(2+1)

508

Field Training

10(0+10)

509

Research Project

10(10+0)

 

 

 

 

 

26

Department of Forestry

 Third Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

301

Forest Biology

3(2+1)

302

Forest Biochemistry

3(2+1)

303

Intro. To GIS and Remote Sensing

3(2+1)

304

Principles of Econ.

2(2+0)

305

Principles of Hydrology

3(3+0)

306

Wood Anatomy

3(2+1)

307

Range Management

3(2+1)

308

Principles of Crop Prod.

3(2+1)

 

 

23

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

309

Dendrology

3(2+1)

310

Forest and Agric. Ecology

3(2+1)

311

Nursery Techn. & Afforestation.

3(2+1)

312

Conservation Ecology

3(3+0)

313

Forest Entomology

3(2+1)

314

Forest tree Physiology

3(2+1)

 

Forest Production

3(2+1)

315

Introduction to Horticulture

3(2+1)

 

 

24

Fourth Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

401

Forest Resources Management I

3(3+0)

402

Silviculture of Individual Trees

3(2+1)

403

Wood Properties

3(2+1)

404

Forest econ. Planning

3(2+0)

405

Forest Utilization

3(2+1)

406

Forest Policy and Law

2(2+0)

407

Forest Extension

2(2+0)

408

Principles of Ani. Husbandry

3(2+1)

 

 

21

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

409

Silvicultural Systems

2(2+0)

410

Forest Pathology

3(2+1)

411

Forest Resources Management II

2(2+0)

412

Harvesting Operations

3(2+1)

413

Experimental design & Meth.

3(3+0)

414

Forest Engineering

3(2+1)

415

Land use Planning

2 (2+0)

 

 

 

 

 

18

Fifth Year

Code

First Semester Courses

Credit Hours

501

Agro forestry

3(2+1)

502

Community Forestry

2(2+0)

503

Computer applications

2(1+1)

504

Wood Technology

3(2+1)

505

Tree Breeding and Improvement

3(2+1)

506

Agriculture

3(2+1)

507

Marketing

2(2+0)

  

18

Code

Second Semester Courses

Credit Hours

509

Seminars

3(3+0)

510

Wildlife Management

3(3+0)

511

Forest working plan: Surveying and enumeration

3(2+1)

512

Taxation and Siviculture

3(2+1)

513

Technical  Report

3(3+0)

   
   

 

 

15

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