College Of Agriculture And Environmental Science


About the College

1. Background

The Haramaya University College of Agriculture, the then Alemaya College of Agriculture, was established in 1954. The first eleven graduates completed their studies in the summer of 1957, and were granted BSc degrees in general agriculture at a convocation ceremony held at Alemaya Campus, in January 1958. In fact, Emperor H/Selassie I inaugurated Alemaya campus in the same month, January 1958.

The Alemaya College of Agriculture functioned as a chartered member of the Addis Ababa University until May 27, 1985 when it was upgraded to a full-fledged University of Agriculture. Then, after three decades of rich experience, Alemaya University of Agriculture was further upgraded to a multi-disciplinary University in 1996, and it was renamed as Alemaya University (AU) in 1996 and Haramaya University (HU) in 2006. As a result, the College of Agriculture resumed functioning as one College of the Haramaya University. Recently, as result of reorganization of programs, departments, schools and colleges in the university, the College has been named as College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

2. Vision

The vision of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is to be a center of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management and Environmental studies in Ethiopia and beyond through efficient utilization of available resources.

3. Mission

The mission of the College is to produce highly qualified professionals in agriculture, natural resources management and environmental sciences through rigorous theoretical and practical education and to develop and disseminate problem solving agricultural production technologies through conducting demand-driven research in Ethiopia.