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             About the Department

The Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension started to offer the course in 2008 academic calendar. However, the Department of Agricultural Economics is among one of the oldest departments in the Ethiopian Higher Education. Currently, the Department has adopted the new harmonized curriculum as of 2021 and has been offering an undergraduate program leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension by experienced and qualified faculties. The department is running undergraduate program as a regular program.. The program has been making its own contribution to the development efforts through producing skilled and competent professionals, in areas such as socioeconomic research and development, agricultural marketing, agricultural entrepreneurship, and policy analysis etc.

             Department Facilities

The Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension offers courses in comfortable classrooms in the College of Dryland Agriculture. Furthermore, the department has well established and well-equipped computer laboratory for practical courses such as Statistical, Econometrics software, and Computer Applications in Agriculture.

              Department Administration

The Department Head is selected from among the teaching staff of the department on the basis of merit and interest as soon as the college announces the vacancy for the post. The term of office of the Department Head is two years.

Currently, Mr. kedir Ebrahim . is serving as Head of the Department.  

              Contact Address

  • Email:
  • Mobile: +251-925-882-911
  • P.O. Box: 132, Semera, Afar, Ethiopia.