The agriculture curriculum at UNIVEN was first established in 1986 as part of the then Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. In January 1995, the School became autonomous with five (5) academic departments. The Department of Forestry was first established in 1998, with the first batch of students being registered in 1999. The department offers Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Forestry Specialisation).
Within the framework of the mission of the School of Agriculture, the Department of Forestry is dedicated to developing scientists who will be competent in sustainable management of forest resources, be aware of environmental conservation issues and able to address the Sustainable Development Goals to suit local community and global needs.
To excel in teaching, research, and community engagement to facilitate utilization and sustainable management of forest resources.
The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Forestry Specialization).
The programme aims at developing scientists who will be competent in sustainable management of natural resources (land, forestry and wildlife), aware of environmental conservation and be able to help communities in sustainable use of forests and trees.
The programme covers a broad range of modules in agriculture (plant production, protection, propagation, breeding, soil science, and agricultural economics) and in forestry (forest ecology and conservation, wood products and utilization, silviculture and harvesting in natural and planted forests and community forestry. Upon completion, graduates can be employed in:
♦ Community forestry and agro-forestry initiatives;
♦ Conservation and ecotourism;
♦ Training, research and extension and planning in government departments and NGOs;
♦ Management of operations in commercial plantations and wood processing industries as well as engage in private entrepreneurship in forestry and/or wood processing.
Below is a list of the modules offered by the department.
|CODE||NAME OF MODULE|
|FRT 2541:||Forest ecology and tree identification|
|FRT 2543:||Wood Anatomy and Properties|
|FRT 2641:||Introduction to Forestry engineering|
|FRT 2642:||Wood and non-wood-based materials|
|FRT 3544:||Forest Resources Assessment|
|FRT 3642:||Forest Policy|
|FRT 3643:||Silviculture of planted forests|
|FRT 3644:||Forest Protection|
|FRT 3645:||Logging and Roads|
|FRT 4542:||Forest Conservation|
|FRT 4642:||Community Forestry|
|FRT 4643:||Timber transportation and planning|
|FRT 4644:||Silviculture of natural forests|
|FRT 4081:||Project and seminar presentation|
The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Forestry.
Name: Mr Precious Munyanduki
Name: Prof Peter Oluremi Adesoye
Designation: Prof/Ass.Prof/Senior Lecturer
Name: Mr Phindulo Rollet Ramavhale
Designation: Part-Time Lecturer
Name: Mr Rabelani Marikhele
Designation: Teaching Assistant Forestry