Faculties

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Faculty of Agriculture

To develop well trained human resources to meet the growing needs of the various sectors of agriculture and allied industries in Botswana.  To co-operate with other Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture and outside the Faculty in training and producing high quality human resources in agriculture and related fields.  To combine theory and practices in order to inculcate critical thinking in all agricultural courses.

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Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

To train middle level cadre of staff capable of surveillance and evaluating livestock disease outbreaks and responding appropriately to such situations in collaboration with all stake holders. To train, in conjunction with other department of the College, middle level manpower that can advise farmers on animal production and management practices. To impart skills and positive attitude necessary for learners to venture into animal agricultural industry as entrepreneurs. To train graduates with a strong foundation in science and practice of animal agriculture. To produce graduates with specialization in ruminant animal production. To train graduates with specialization in non- ruminant animal production. To produce graduates with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will prepare them as entrepreneurs in the animal agriculture industry. To produce graduates who can further their knowledge in animal science at post graduate level in order to prepare themselves for careers in research and teaching.

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Faculty of Agri-Business, Education and Extension

The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to supply continuously updated science-based information that farmers and people in agriculture-related industries require to increase food production, and to increase quality of life in our rural set-up. At the end of this programme the graduates should be able:                                 To serve as trainers in various rural training and agricultural vocational centers in the country. To plan, implement,  evaluate and monitor various agricultural development projects in the country. To provide leadership in the process of participatory technology development and dissemination. To mobilise people  for  implementing   agricultural development policies. To participate in formation of relevant farmers’ groups. To develop positive change in knowledge level, skills, attitudes and aspirations of people towards improving their quality of life. To promote awareness of farmers on issues relating to agricultural production and development. To organize and conduct extension meetings. To take up farming as a business. To serve as a link between farmers and government. To produce competent agricultural education teachers for senior secondary schools. To co-operate with other Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture and outside the faculty in training and producing high quality Agriculture teachers. To combine theory and practice in all agricultural and education courses. Analyze agricultural policy problems in relation to production and marketing. Advise farmers on farm business management. Conduct market research in the agricultural industry.

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Faculty of Natural Resources

To collect, organize and analyze range resource data by applying various inventory and survey methods and compose suitable results for management and planning of rangeland and its resources. To assess and apply appropriate range animal management practices such as proper stocking rates, monitoring, application of appropriate grazing systems and mixing of different kinds of animals to ensure resource stability for sustainable utilization of rangelands. To identify the different land use systems, interpret Land Act and other related Acts and also use these as frameworks to regulate and bring about sustainable management and utilization practices in consultation with other land users. To demonstrate skills in managing integrated range resources at commercial, subsistence and recreational levels by identifying the socio-economic values of range products and showing how to process, package and market range products.

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Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences (FoS), is one of the recently established faculties in Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN).  The mandate of the faculty is to (i) advance the BUAN’s mission of ‘producing market-ready graduates for the agriculture and natural resources sectors’ by developing and teaching relevant science based academic programmes and (ii) lay a solid foundation of sciences for all the University’s science based academic programmes.  Structurally the Faculty has three (3) departments namely Biological Sciences (BS), Biometry and Mathematics (BM) and Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS). Once Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA) completes the registration and accreditation processes of the qualifications, the Faculty will offer Bachelor Science in Biodiversity (BScBD) with Conservation, Ecology and Taxonomy as streams, Bachelor of Science in Biometry (BScBMe) and Bachelor of Science in Biomathematics (BScBMa). The latter two qualifications provide the critical support in the development of research, innovation and technology and, advance the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) goals. The former qualification, BSc Biodiversity, deals with the diversity of living organisms, their origin and evolution and their conservation which is crucial to the sustainable development of our society and a sound management of land and the environment. Qualifications in biometry and biomathematics would enable the holders to find employment as data analysts, teachers or lecturers, researchers and consultants either employed or setting up their own companies. A qualification in biodiversity would enable the holder to find employment as biodiversity officers in government, parastatal and private organisations, tourism industry, researchers, lecturers, herbarium and botanical gardens as curators and taxonomists, ecologists and conservationists, operate their own businesses as tour guides and consultants. FoS also teaches Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Skills Fundamentals to all BUAN first year students as well as other science courses in the upper years. The Faculty is also developing a diploma qualification in Chemical Analysis. Other new qualifications at all level Certificate, Diploma, BSc, MSc and PhD are also being considered for development.

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Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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