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Message from Dr. Mohamad Sadik, Head of Agriculture Department

Welcome to your new home!

Dr. Mohamad Sadik, Head of Agriculture Department

Welcome to the Department of Agriculture at the University of Guyana!

The world is in an era of rapid technological advances amidst growing needs for increased food security and environmental conservation. Modern agriculture must address these interacting realities through relevant education and training of key stakeholders involved in different stages of food production. The Department of Agriculture at the University of Guyana is Guyana’s premier institution for tertiary education in Agriculture and our mission is to train graduates who are equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills to further the development and relevance of the agriculture sector of the country and beyond. Over the past three and a half decades we have established a proud record of producing graduates who have distinguished themselves as successful entrepreneurs, educators, research scientists, policy makers, administrators and extension officers contributing to the growth and modernisation of agriculture in Guyana and the wider Caribbean.

We are a young and vibrant entity that is continually evolving to meet the changing needs and challenges of contemporary agriculture. Our undergraduate curriculum has recently been revised and a new major in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquaponics has been introduced. A major in Food Science and Technology is currently being developed. We are also expanding into post-graduate studies and have launched a Master’s in Agrotechnology and Business.

The Department of Agriculture has an energetic and highly-motivated complement of friendly staff with a wide range of expertise and research interests. We offer an exciting and enriching experience for both students and staff as they work together to achieve our training and educational goals while fostering their individual development. We have strong links with several institutions and organizations that collaborate with us to conduct research and deliver quality education to our students through guest lectures, field trips and attachments. Field trips and attachments not only provide students with valuable practical exposure that enhances their learning and social skills, but also add some fun and adventure to make the university experience wholesome and enjoyable.

Our Department places a strong emphasis on the all-round development of our students. There are several extra-curricular activities that provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, nurture and showcase their talents and play a meaningful role in the life and activities of the Department. There is the Agriculture Club which is a vibrant student-run organization that hosts social events throughout the year. Students represent the Faculty in competitive games and athletics and also play active roles in showcasing the Department at several national events.

So, if you are contemplating an agriculture-related career consider the Department of Agriculture at the University of Guyana. Come and be part of our team of enthusiastic students and staff who are excited about taking national and regional agriculture to the next level.

Best Regards,
Mohamad Sadik
Head of Agriculture Department