University of Agriculture, Makurdi

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University of Agriculture, Makurdi
MottoInnovation and Service
Type Public
Established1988;33 years ago (1988)
Chancellor Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari (Emir of Ilorin)
Vice-Chancellor Professor Anande Richard Kimbir
Location, ,
CampusUrban
Website uam.edu.ng

The University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM) is a higher education institution in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. [1] [2]

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The university was established in 1988, following the recommendations of a 1987 federal government White Paper on Higher Education curriculum and development in Nigeria. [3] The vice-chancellor is Professor Anande Richard Kimbir, [4] and the chancellor is the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari CFR. [5] On the 14th of July 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a bill renaming it the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University. [6]

Faculties

The University of Agriculture, Makurdi has over 30 departments in ten colleges:

For outreach and public service support, UAM has established a Co-operative Extension Centre (CEC) and a Centre for Food and Agricultural Strategy (CEFAS) which focus on practical agricultural extension liaison support and public policy support services, respectively.

Research and extension programmes

The Cooperative Extension Centre through its training and extension liaison services coordinates the outreach programmes. The Centre for Food and Agricultural Strategy coordinates the public service support in food and agriculture. UAM is forming links to ensure that agricultural technologies and the output of its research reach average small-scale Nigerian farmers, the intended beneficiaries of the university's research and extension programmes.

Institutional links are being forged with federal and state Ministries of Agriculture and other related agencies to identify areas of collaboration and technical support from the University. The university has been involved with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in research on the socio-economic aspects of soybean production. [7] The university is making its presence felt in Benue State through such collaborative programme and protects. Training programmes are being conducted for participants from other states.

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References

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