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Faculty of Agriculture

The Faculty of Agriculture was founded jointly with the Faculty of Natural Resources in 1991. In 2007, the Faculty of Agriculture separated from the Faculty of Natural Resources and commenced its academic teaching and research activities on an independent basis. It is currently one of the major providers of research in agricultural fields in the region. Both training and research are undertaken at the highest professional level and a wide range of agriculture based scientific courses are offered to graduate and postgraduate students. The faculty's mission is to develop resources and technology to provide contemporary and future needs of the agricultural sector of Kurdistan province, to advance and disseminate knowledge and to provide advice and guidance in the field of agriculture for sustainable economic development. The faculty has 10 departments, offering 13 undergraduate degree programmes and 29 postgraduate degree programmes (including 8 PhD courses), comprising of:

 

 

 At present, the Faculty of Agriculture has over 1600  students and 66 full-time academic members of staff. The faculty has many laboratories and research centers including Soil Chemistry Laboratory, Soil Physics Laboratory, Plant Breeding Laboratory, Plant Pathology, Genetics Laboratory, Entomology Laboratory, Poultry Production Unit, Quail Production Unit, Dairy Cattle Production Unit and 50 hectares of agricultural research fields. The below table lists all degree programmes offered by the faculty. 
                    
 
Faculty of Agriculture List of Degree Programmes
Department Degree Programme BA/BSc MA/MSc PhD
Animal Science Animal Science   ✓

Animal Breeding
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Animal Physiology


Poultry Nutrition
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Agronomy & Plant Breeding Agronomy

Plant Breeding


Agricultural Biotechnology


Agroecology


Crop Physiology

Plant Biotechnology


Horticultural Science Horticultural Science

Pomology

Postharvest Physiology and Technology of Horticultural Products

Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics of Horticultural Products

Physiology and Breeding of Flowers and Ornamental Plants


Soil Science Soil Science & Engineering


Soil Biology and Biotechnology


Soil Physics & Conservation


Soil Resources & Land Evaluation


Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics


Agricultural Policy & Development


Agricultural Extension & Education Agricultural Extension & Education


Plant Protection Plant Protection


Agricultural Entomology


Plant Pathology

Mycology


Biological Control


Water Sciences & Engineering Water Sciences & Engineering


Irrigation & Drainage Engineering


Biosystems Engineering Biosystem Engineering


Design and Construction


Postharvest Technology


Food Science & Technology Food Science and Technology



Food Industry Machinery Engineering


Landscape Engineering Landscape Engineering