In line with the general philosophies of the Faculty for the Bachelor of Agriculture Programme, the Department will:

  1. Impact on students knowledge of basic principles of Animal Nutrition, Breeding, Health, Animal Products and Procession;
  2. Expose students to practical animal keeping and;
  3. Look into cheaper and alternative means for animal production with a view to increasing availability of cheap sources of animal protein.


Dr. Fayeye T.R

B.Sc. (Ibadan), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ilorin) (Animal production)

In line with the general philosophies of the Faculty for the Bachelor of Agriculture programme the Department will:

  1. Expose the students to the principles of Micro and Macro Economics;
  2. Impart the theory and practice of the management of resources and the economics of resource use;
  3. Expose students to the influence of government policies, programmes and projects as well as the international economies on the management of agricultural enterprises for increased profitability.

The Department was founded in 1982/1983 session when the Faculty of Agriculture was established.  The previous Heads of Department are:  Professor M. B. Awolola (1984 – 1994 and 1998 – 2004), Dr. A. A. Adekoya (1994 – 1995), Mrs. A. F. Olatunde (1996 – 1998), Professor O. A. Adekunle (2004 – 2008 and 2010 – 2013), Dr. I. Ogunlade (2008- 2010) and Dr. B. M. Matanmi (2013 to date). 

In order to make effective contributions to the achievement of the Faculty philosophies and objectives, the Department will:

  1. Undertake practical training in various aspects of Crop Protection techniques;
  2. Impart on students the basic principles of Crop Protection through practical demonstration on the field;
  3. Provide professional advice to farmers.

Brief History of the Department of Forest Resources Management

The Department of Forest Resources Management was established in January 2010 as the seventh academic department in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin. The Department was established bearing in mind the need for the University to contribute to the production of high quality manpower to enhance national development through the production and development of forest resources and biodiversity; maintenance of ecological resilience and stability,