The mission of the Department of Crop Resources Management is to provide students with improved knowledge of basic principles of crop production and protection; and to keep them abreast of recent improved crop production and protection techniques. It is also the responsibility of the Department to conduct research into generally improvement of crops, agronomy of crops, protection, storage, processing and utilization of the crops.
The Department is to assist farmers within its environs to meet the challenges of crop production, protection and improvement through collaborative linkage with relevant organizations.
The philosophy of the undergraduate degree programme of the Department of Crop Science is to retain and equip skilled manpower that can be self employed and take up job opportunities in other private and public sectors of the economy. Emphasis is placed on practical training and research that will produce managers, who are knowledgeable and well trained to manage farms, small scale food processing industries in rural areas, to reduce post-harvest losses and make food available to consumers.
The vision of the Department of Crop Resources Management is to constitute a formidable base for improved crop production, protection and development through effective teaching, research and collaborative research networking to prepare students with interest to take-up farming as a career in addition to academic pursuit.
The goals of the Department of Crop Resources Management are to carry out teaching and research on crop production, protection and development with the aim of graduating students both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with enough crop production, protection and improvement skills as well as research capabilities towards increased food production.