Agricultural Economics was created in 1965/66 Session as one of the cradle Department of both the Faculty of Agriculture and Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR). Until 2017 the Department had bifurcations, which create Agricultural Extension and Rural Development as a new Department which Emanated from the initial known name; Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department.
The Department teaches courses in agricultural economics at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes in the Faculty and conduct Socio-economic and farming system researches in the savannah areas of Nigeria. It is physically located within the premises of the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR). The historic co-existence of IAR and the Faculty has promoted a healthy collaboration among teaching and research staff of the university.
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