Welcome to the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
The Department (formerly the Department of Agricultural Engineering) is one of the oldest Departments in the Faculty of Technology. Currently there are 250 undergraduate students and 15 Masters and Doctoral degree students. The current staff strength of the department is 29 comprising 19 Academic staff, 4 Technologists, 3 Technical staff and 3 Administrative staff members
The expertise of the Academic staff covers four areas of specialization, namely Farm Power and Machinery; Post-Harvest Engineering; Soil and Water Resources Engineering and Farm Structures and Environmental Engineering
Detailed information about our areas of specialization and the research focus of staff members can be found in the Department Handbook. The Department collaborates with local and foreign Universities to ensure that staff members are adequately trained to develop the students.
Our vision is to train Agricultural and Environmental Engineers to be self reliant and innovative in an environment that is conducive for learning. Modern facilities are available for learning in our classrooms, laboratories, workshops and experimental fields. We have close links with Engineering and Agro-allied industries, governmental agencies, and farmers in order to address real time problems and challenges in Agriculture and the Environment. There is a cordial relationship between the staff members and students.
On behalf of the Agricultural and Environmental Engineering staff team, I welcome you to participate in our undergraduate and post graduate programmes and assure you that you will be glad you did.
The vision of the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering is to create a teaching and research environment for imparting appropriate skills and knowledge in Agricultural and rural development in an environmental friendly and sustainable manner.
It also has as a component of the vision to conduct cutting edge researches, that will advance frontiers of knowledge and contribute a substantial proportion of innovations and inventions in Nigerian Agricultural system and pursuit of academic excellence to foster the development of Agricultural food and allied industries in Nigeria.
Aviara, N. A., Godwin, O. Owolarafe, O.K. Ogunsina , B .S. and Oluwole Fasiu (2018): Effect of Pre-processing Conditions on Oil Point Pressure of Sheanut (Vitellaria paradoxa) Kernel in a Hydraulic Press. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, 14(2): 272 -291
O. D. Raphael, K. Ogedengbe, J. T. Fasinmirin, D. A. Okunade, I. Akande and A. Gbadamosi (2018). Growth-stage-specific crop coefficient and consumptive use of Capsicum chinense using hydraulic weighing lysimeter. Agricultural Water Management, 203: 179-185.
Adeboye, O.B., Amaka P. Adeboye, Samuel O. Andero, Olumide B. Falana (2018). Evaluation of AccuPAR LP 80 in Estimating Leaf Area Index of Soybeans Canopy (Glycine max (L) Merr) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Agricultural Research, doi:10.1007/s40003-018-0371-1.
Idowu, D.O and Owolarafe, O.K. (2017). Mathematical modelling of the performance of an impact snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina. L) seed sheller. CIGR Journal, Vol 19 (1): 142 - 148
Okunade David Adebimpe, Adekalu Kenneth Oludolapo and Raphael Olorungbon Davids (2017). Cowpea response to compaction and mulching on a sloping loamy sand soil in Southern Nigeria. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 19(1): 26-32
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