Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is a four year degree program designed to provide students with the skills, aptitudes and technical knowledge necessary to prepare them to enter the fields of agricultural production and farm management.

Many programmes face uphill challenges of being creative to respond swiftly to the needs of our nation, rural communities, and farmers. The challenges of rising population, refugee crisis, and economic recess will require special efforts to double food production (Alexandrato and Bruinsma. 2012). Agriculture remains the backbone of Uganda’s economy, contributing to 25.3 percent of the country’s GDP in 2012/13 and employing about 72 percent of the total labour force (formal and informal) (NDPII 2015 ). Recognizing that agriculture is still the mainstay of economic development in Uganda and many other developing countries and that livelihoods of many rural farmers depend on it, it becomes imperative to train graduates who will become future leaders spearheading the cause of human development through interventions in agriculture. The faculty of agriculture also recognizes that the key to agriculture development relies on increasing production and proper management of agricultural farms. By removing production related constraints, crop production can double. The course intends to address this by providing the science and technical knowledge in crop production, management of farms, management of soil and nutrients, agronomic practices, judicious use of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, integrated pest management and use of appropriate modern technologies and other areas related to production of food and raw materials.  In addition, the programme emphasis on farm management which concerns with organization of farms and its resources to generate profits, good management and organization skills. Good management requires a good knowledge of farm practices and agriculture science as well as field experiences.

The B.Sc. in Agriculture and Farm Management programmes will improve student’s understanding of modern farming by teaching them the process and techniques that enable them identify, diagnose and analyze problems in agriculture and students can design and apply technologies needed in the development of agriculture and food systems. Improvement in agricultural productivity is critically important in creating rural growth, economic growth and reducing poverty among rural and farm communities in developing countries.


Nile University is a Private University, with the aim of promoting quality education, academic excellence, professional practice, and integral growth and development.


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Nile University
P.O.BOX 1070, ARUA, Uganda.
Telephone 1: +256 476 421541
Telephone 2: +256 476 421542
Telephone 3: +256 476 421932


Nile University is located in Arua District in the North West of Uganda 5km from Arua on the Arua – Moyo road on a 32.1 acre piece of land.

The University is open to both male and female students.