Part of the M square (Mission and Mandate) of the University of Agriculture Makurdi is to improve the productivity of farm animals, thereby improving the supply of animal products for food and industrial use. A result of this will be more efficient and productive farms, richer farmers and higher GDP.
To achieve these things, it would be necessary to inform and train existing farmers, produce a new generation of scientific livestock farmers that would employ themselves as well as employing others, and also produce the skilled manpower required to formulate and implement the policies and technologies that can bring these things about.
The Department of Animal Production, the “Mother” department of the College of Animal Science is, by philosophy, design and scope, in a position to supply these requirements, thus, sustainably enable the University to accomplish her mission and fulfil her mandate.
Dr. S.N. Carew
Head of Department