The Department of Agricultural Economics offers a 5 – year programme leading to the award of the Degree in Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (Agricultural Economics). The core field of the programme covers subject areas of Farm Management and Production Economics, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Marketing and Agricultural Resource Economics. The importance of Agricultural Economics cannot be overemphasized, it contributes in agricultural policy developments of the nation, such policies like the achievement of food security of the nation, production of raw materials for industrial growth, foreign exchange earning to the nation, providing investment opportunities in the agricultural sector and non-agricultural sectors of the nation, to mention but a few. Agricultural Economics is essentially management in nature, it has to do with decisions of effective allocation of scarce resources to achieve an optimal output. Students of the Department also take courses from Crop Science, Animal Science, Soil Science, Forestry and Wildlife as well as Fishery and Aquaculture, as well as other Sciences and General Studies. These are all designed to give the students professional background in agriculture especially in policy formulation, analysis and implementation and in solving the human, societal and environmental challenges of the nation.