|The University Senate approved the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences as one of the four Departments in the Faculty Agricultural Sciences established in 2000. The basic responsibility of the Department has been to produce graduates who have acquired the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and competencies necessary for productive agriculture and thereby achieve social and economic development and environmental stability in Ekiti State, and in Nigeria as a whole. In 2007, the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental sciences received full accreditation to run two degrees: Bachelor of Agriculture in Crop Production and Bachelor of Agriculture in Soil and Environmental Sciences. The NUC recommended that the Department should be split into two. Also in 2012 at the briefing after the programme accreditation, the NUC team reiterated the earlier recommendation for a split of the department into two. The justification that the Department should be split into two partly rests on the earlier recommendations and that curriculum development for Crop, Horticulture and LandScape Management and Soil Resources and Environmental Management cannot attain optimal potentials under the umbrella of Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental sciences. The splitting was actualized in April 2016.|
The philosophy of the Department is to produce graduates who have acquired the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and competencies necessary for productive agriculture and thereby achieve social and economic development and environmental stability. The problem-solving functions are structured to meet the academic and research needs and the re-training of specialists in renewable resources management. These are with a view to finding adaptable solutions to the problems associated with human quest for food, income generation and sustainable environment.
The programme objectives are to produce graduates who are:
i) technically-equipped with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in land and soil resources management;
ii) capable of managing the soil for sustainable crop production and environmental stability ;
iii) able to carry out in-depth research in soil and environmental resources management for the overall improvement in agricultural productivity.
B. Agric (Soil Resources and Environmental Management)