College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (KNUST)

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Provost Prof. R. C. Abaidoo
Academic staff 90
Students 2,063
Location Kumasi, Sunyani  Ghana
Colours Green and White         
Website http://canr.knust.edu.gh/

The College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources (CANR) is one of the six Colleges of today’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. It was formed in January 2005 following the promulgation of the revised University statuses in December 2004. It emerged from the former Faculty of Agriculture, the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and the School of Forestry. The College has a total of 13 academic departments with a student population of approximately 2000 and an academic staff strength of about 90, and 130 supporting staff.[1]

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About the College

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was established in January 2005, following the promulgation of the revised University statutes in December 2004. It was formed from the former Faculty of Agriculture, the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and the School of Forestry, Sunyani. The College is mandated to train and equip graduates with the requisite academic and entrepreneurial skills in the areas of agricultural production and natural resource management for sustainable national development, in addition to carrying out research and extension services in these areas.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is one of the six Colleges of the University, with a mandate to train, research and disseminate knowledge in sustainable agriculture, renewable natural resources management and rural development.

Academics

The College offers a variety of programmes for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Programmes are regularly reviewed while new programmes are so structured to ensure ready job market for our graduates. Quality training which blends theory with practicals prepare students to face real world situation and also offer practical solution to problems.

The College is involved in a number of collaborative researches with National and International Institutions and Organizations such as FORIG, MOFA, Forestry Commission, ICRA, and CIDA among others.

Faculties & Departments [2]

Located at the west end of the University campus, CANR houses three Faculties:

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Department of Horticulture

Faculty of Forest Resources Technology

  • Department of Social Forestry
  • Department of Land Rehabilitation and Reclamation
  • Department of Ecotourism
  • Department of Wood Processing and Marketing.

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

  • Department of Agroforestry
  • Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management
  • Department of Silviculture and Forest Management
  • Department of Wildlife and Range Management
  • Department of Wood Science and Technology


Research Centres

In addition to the Faculties, CANR has four(4) Research Centres:

  • Bureau of Integrated Rural Development(BIRD).
  • Centre for Biodiversity Utilisation and Development(CBUD).
  • Dairy/Beef cattle Research Station, Boadi.
  • Agriculture Research Station, Anwomaso.


Programmes[3]

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers undergraduate programmes leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science degree as well as postgraduate programmes leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD degrees.

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc degrees are awarded by the College's Faculties with specialisation options in the departments in those Faculties.

  • BSc Agriculture
  • BSc Natural Resources Management
  • BSc Post Harvest Technology
  • BSc Natural Resources Management (offered by the Faculty of Forest Resource Technology)

Postgraduate Programmes

The college runs the following postgraduate programmes.

  • MSc Agroforestry
  • MSc Wood Technology and Management
  • MPhil and PhD programmes are run in all Departments of the Faculty of Agriculture

References

  1. ^ "College of Agricultural and Renewable Natural Resources: About Us". About Us. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology. http://canr.knust.edu.gh/aboutus.php. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ The Vice-chancellor's Report, Kumasi: University Press - KNUST, June 2009 
  3. ^ Dean of Students, KNUST, ed (2010). Student's Guide. Kumasi: University Press, KNUST. pp. 12–13. 

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