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2009 ዓ.ም የኢትዮጵያ የከፍተኛ ትምህርት ተቋማት ተማሪዎች ቀን ከግንቦት 18-19/2009 ዓ.ም በወልቂጤ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በደማቅ ሁኔታ ይከበራል፡፡
  1. 1.       Background

Wolkite University College of Agriculture and Natural Resource is one of the colleges started teaching in 2004, at the establishment college of agriculture had 3 departments, namely, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture and Natural Resource Management. Currently, the college has 4 departments’ with addition of one new department, Animal Production and Technology.

In view of the above rationale, field of specialized studies in the area of agriculture and natural resources urged and has been identified (under bachelor program caliber). The existence of a favorable educational policy, regional and national commitments and opportunities of getting qualified man power could also be some of the conditions inviting and justifying the initiation of BSc program in the field the above fields. Moreover, the University is found in the central part of the country where several universities, national and regional research centers. The College is establishing itself and currently one standard laboratory is established and others are on the way. The College is also furnished with well qualified and experienced instructors.

  1. 2.     Vision

Agriculture and Natural Resource College of Wolkite University aspires to be a college of choice for agricultural science studies and the leading college in technology generation and community service by 2020.

  1. Mission

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resource Management has a mission of offering high quality education, conducting demand driven and problem solving research and consultancy as well as community service in the area of agriculture while  protecting  and enhancing the environment.

  1. 4.     Objectives of the College

· Producing qualified and competent graduates

· Enable students undertake demand oriented and problem solving researches

· Develop managerial and entrepreneurship skill of students

· Provide consultancy and advisory service

· Provide students with basic and applied knowledge of natural resources conservation and management

· Produce accountable personnel who would give alternative solutions to socio-economic problems

1.5      Departments within the college

 

Department of Agricultural Economics

 

Department Head: Mesfine Agza

 

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Office Telephone: +251 913618314

 

 

Department of Animal production and Technology

 

Department Head: Dr. Yeshi Hareg Afera

 

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Office Telephone: +251 911554080

 

Department of horticulture

 

Department Head: Mekonen Gebru

 

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Office Telephone: +251 910201824

 

Department of Natural Resource Management

 

 

Department Head: Mengist Belay

 

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Office Telephone: +251 913446082

 

Number of student

 

College

Field of Study

Nomenclature

No of students

 

 

 

 

 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resource

Agricultural Economics

Bachelor of Science(B.Sc.) Degree in Agricultural Economics

221

Animal Production and Technology

Bachiler of Science in Animal Production and Technology

66

Horticulture

Bachiler of Science Degree in Horticulture

101

Natural Resources Management

BSc in  Natural Resource Mangement

164

 

 

 

552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Academic Staff Profile at college level

 

Department

 

 

 ACADEMIC STAFF BY QUALIFICATIONS (in duty)

B.S.C

MSC

PHD

 M

F

Total

 M

F

Total

 M

F

Total

 Natural recourse & management

 2

1

3

5

 1

6

1

0

1

Agricultural Economics

 5

1

6

3

 1

4

0

0

0

Animal production & Technology

 2

0

2

6

 1

6

 

0

0

0

 Horticulture

 3

0

3

8

 

8

0

0

0

 

 

 

14

 

 

24

 

 

1

 

 

Department

Staff in Study Leave

MSC

PHD

Total

Animal production & Technology

 

1

1

Natural recourses & management

 

2

2

 Agricultural Economics

3

 1

4

Horticulture

 2

4

6

 

1.6.   Research Commencements

 

Conducting demand driven agricultural research is also a core mandate of the college. Accordingly the College has started different researches based on the identified themes developed after constraint assessment of the surrounding agriculture sector and natural resources.

 

The following are list of research commencements:

 

 

Research Title

Year Started

Status

JointOrganization

Remark

Generation of Bacterial Wilt Resistant Varieties and Popularization of Released Technologies of Enset in Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

2014

New

Area ARC

118 local landraces (Clones) collected and corms planted

Evaluation of Gurage Coffee (Coffeaarabica) Quality, South Ethiopia

2014

Completed

Jimma ARC

On paper writing

Collection, Evaluation, Characterization and Maintenance of Guraghe Coffee Germplasm

2014

New

Jimma ARC

24 local landraces collected and seedlings raised

Forest Cover and Carbon Stock Dynamics Analysis in Gurage Zone Forests

2014

New

 

 

Adoption of Released Varieties of Economically Important Crops in GurageZone

2013

On going

 

 

Modeling Land use change and Land degradation at Gurage Zone

2013

On going

 

 

Determination of Appropriate N, P, and S fertilizer rate for better yield of Teff

2014

New

 

 

 

 

Contact

Tamiru Demsis (Ph.D)
Ac/V/President
Wolkite University, 07
Wolkite, 07
Ethiopia
+251 11 3220054
Mobile: 0930289749
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Contact

Fitsum Tesfaye
Dean, College of Agriculture
Wolkite University
Wolkite, 07, 07
Ethiopia
+251 11 3220169
Mobile: +251 91 2010743
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