The Faculty of Agriculture (FoA), Agriculture and Forestry University is located at Rampur, Chitwan. The Faculty of Agriculture is one among the 3 faculties under Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)in Nepal. The mission of FoA is to produce competent manpower in agriculture and allied disciplines. It encourages and supports faculty members and students for research and scholarly activities relevant to the needs of Nepalese agricultural and livestock farmers.
It is the vital faculty within Agriculture and Forestry University considering the faculty strength, staff number as well as the number of students enrolled both in undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Its excellence in teaching, research, and outreach activities in agriculture has been recognized both at the national and international levels. This faculty has 9 departments, 2 centers consisting of 52 highly qualified faculty members involved in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses with the support of a team of 67 administrative and technical staff members. Recently, this faculty has expanded its undergraduate program (B.Sc.Ag.) through the College of Natural Resources Management, Puranchaur in Kaski.
It encourages, facilitates, and supports faculty members and students for research and scholarly activities relevant to the needs of concerned stakeholders. The FoA fosters student self-development, commitment, and responsibility for the welfare of Nepalese society through imparting the knowledge regarding modernization and commercialization of the agriculture sector in a sustainable manner.
This faculty has started an undergraduate program as B.Sc.Ag. (4 years) since 2069/70 BS at Rampur and since 2072/73 BS at Puranchaur in Kaski. Besides the production of quality agriculture manpower, this faculty is fully committed to the research and extension activity of the University. In this context, FoA is willing to provide agriculture services to the communities on the basis of mutual cooperation through establishing Science Centers in different agro-ecological zones of the country.
Further, the competent faculty members are conducting various research projects in collaboration with different national and international organizations. Staffs of the Faculty of Agriculture have a good working relationship with other stakeholders of agriculture including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Department of Agriculture, the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC), the National Agriculture Research and Development Fund (NARDF), LiBIRD, USAID/AVRDC, Winrock International, etc. The department is also happy to provide space and accommodation to conduct workshops/seminars and related research activities by the participating faculty members from other countries. Further, FoA has linked up with the well-reputed university abroad for capacity building, enhancing research and laboratory capacity, faculty and student research, etc.