Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension


    The philosophy of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa is to produce practical-oriented graduates. In line with this philosophy, the Department, is designed to train graduates with broad-based knowledge of the various aspects of agriculture with a bias towards Agricultural Economics and Extension. Graduates of the Department are exposed to the rudiments (basic) knowledge of solving real life socioecomic problems associated with sustainable agricultural production and rural development. Different quantitative techniques of addressing agricultural problems with regards to micro- and macroeconomic theories, project planning and appraisals, marketing problems, managerial economics, applied statistics and farm management are taught.

    It also has as its concern, the responsibility of improving the agricultural potentials of local farmers by providing extension services that bring the results of its research to the use and benefit of local farmers. The programme also provides opportunities for visits by local farmers to the Teaching and Research Farm of the University for mutual and beneficial interaction. It introduces relevant short-term training for those involved in production and management of farm products for the acquisition of techniques for improved production. Through the programme, there are collaborations with the Federal and State Government, Parastatals, Agencies and other organization in the areas of research in agricultural production and extension services. The graduates of the programme are suitable for employment in all areas of human endeavours, including financial and academic institutions, ministries, consultancy outfit, among others.


    The objectives of the programme are to:

    a. Train undergraduate students in the field of Agricultural Economics and Extension with emphasis on the application of economic principles to the management of agricultural business;

    b. Extend modern farming techniques to the farmers through extension services

    c. Train undergraduate students in basic research techniques in agricultural economics and extension;

    d. Prepare undergraduate students for self-employment in all aspects of agriculture;

    e. Provide services in the economics of Science and Technology of Agriculture that will be of practical use to farmers, policy makers, government and the international community; and

    f. Collaborate with communities, Local, State and Federal Governments, parastatals, as well as other national and multinational agencies in the areas of research, consultancy and advisory services. 

    View Course Information: B.Tech Agricultural Economics and Extension


    Names and Cadres of Lecturers in the Department





    Dr. P.T. Owombo

    Lecturer II/Acting HOD


    Dr. E.O. Bamigboye

    Lecturer II


    Dr. L.A. Oyebode

    Lecturer II


    Dr. O.O. Aminu

    Lecturer II


    Mr. J.O. Ikuerowo

    Assistant Lecturer


    Mr. O. A. Tehinloju

    Assistant Lecturer

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    About OAUSTECH

    Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa was established by the Ondo State government in 2008. It was initially named as Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH).

    It is a technology-based institution, which aims at providing the needed manpower training for industrial and technological development of Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole.

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    • Admissions Office, 
      Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Senate building, 
      Olusegun Agagu University of Science & Technology,
      Km. 6, Okitipupa-Igbokoda Road,
      P.M.B. 353, Okitipupa,
      Ondo State, Nigeria
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