Agricultural Education Department

Agricultural Education Department

The Department runs eight agricultural colleges where Diplomas and Certificates in Agriculture under conventional and block release arrangements are offered.

Tailor-made short training courses in agriculture are also offered. Youth Desk is housed here

Photos from Agricultural Education Department's post 16/10/2021

Agricultural Education, leading by example, that's our Director, Cde Dr J Dondofema, well done


Well done Mlezu Agricultural College
Makorokoto, Maita zvakanaka

Photos from Agricultural Education Department's post 20/08/2021

Department of Agricultural Education join other Departments in the MoLAFWRR and government institutions in the setting up of integrated community business hubs ,this is Makoni District, Manicaland Province.

The following developments will be realized shortly :

1.Dip tank
2 Solar Powered borehole
3.Community Nutritional garden
4.Youth Orchard
5.Pasture Plot
6.Indigenous Poultry


A-Z Information regarding Department of Agricultural Education an entity under the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement.
Our thrust remains knowledgeable, skilled and entrepreneurial Agricultural Graduates and to have a highly productive and sustainable agricultural sector.
• Team Work
• Integrity
• Honesty
• Gender sensitive
• Professionalism
• Empathy/Humility

Functions of the Department

• Develop and review curricula and syllabi for Agricultural Colleges and Farmer Training Institutions in line with developments in the sector and Government policies and standards;

• Manage Agricultural Education and Farmer Training programmes;

• Provide career and farmer guidance to agricultural students and members of the farming community;

• Train farm managers, farm supervisors and foremen;

• Mainstream youth projects in agriculture through the Youth Desk; and

• Facilitate entrepreneurial programmes and innovations by youth in the agricultural sector.

Main Disciplines
1. Animal Production
2. Animal Health Production
3. Crop Production
4. Horticulture Production
5. Agricultural Engineering
6. Farm and Agri-Business Management
7. College Farm Operations and Entrepreneurship

1. Chibero Agricultural College
P.O. Box 901
0773 292 380
E-mail: [email protected]

2. Esigodini Agricultural College
P. Bag 5808
0774 749 467/0288-297/7
E-mail: [email protected]

3. Gwebi Agricultural College
P. Bag 376B
0772 586 755
E-mail: [email protected]

4.Kushinga Phikekeka Agricultural College
P. Bag 3705
E-mail: [email protected]

5.Mazowe Veterinary Agricultural College
P. O Box 20
0779 043 639
E-mail: [email protected]

6.Mlezu Agricultural College
P. Bag 8062
0773 421 670/0772 212 277
E-mail: [email protected]

7.Rio Tinto Agricultural College
P. O. Box 702
0775 534 438
E-mail: [email protected]

8.Shamva Agricultural College
P. Bag 2100
0772 922 485
E-mail: [email protected]

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Photos from Agricultural Education Department's post 19/06/2021

Do you want to invest in Poultry Business for Sure? --

Here is how to get started in commercial broiler management.

There's great need for a good start which must include but not limited to the following 👉🏿
➡ House preparation
➡Temperature management
➡Air circulation and ventilation
➡Light management
➡Water & Feed management
➡Bio security
➡Poultry Nutrition

☑Housing | Cleaning | disinfection
▪The construction of the house is as topical as it is relevant! It must be constructed using the East to West orientation. The eastern and western sides must therefore be built to the roof were as the brick wall on the sides of the house must be 0.5m. The height must be at least 2.6m on the higher sides of a flat sided roofed house.. The roof overlap should be 30cm. For easy cleaning all brick surfaces must be plasted and the surfaces must be of concrete.
▪Cleaning. This must be done using a detergent first! The procedure will be to first of all raise or remove curtains and equipments followed by dry cleaning, removing manure and sweeping. The detergent can now be used in scrubbing the floors the commonly used detergents are Super wash and vet gel. After all this leaf the house to dry.
▪Disinfection. This is the most critical part of the cleaning processes because it kills all pathogens within the environment. Spray the whole house, equipment and curtains with a powerful disinfectant eg Vet superwash, Ultracide GL40 or Virukill. *Do not use Jick*.
After cleaning rest the house for a minimum of 10 days and 14 days if it's commercial. This period allows the chemicals to work efficiently and also for the oudor to disappear!

☑Brooding | Temp management
This is the beginning of quality rearing, you either make or break it here! The period last from 1-21 days in winter and 14 days in summer. The aim will be
1. To enhance structured development and feeding capacity
2. To get optimum performance benchmarks which are
Age | target weight | mortality
Day 7 | 175g | less than 1%
Day 14| 487g | less than 2%
Day 21| 932g | less than 3%
▪Brooder setup. The house must be divided into 1/3 to place chicks at 33birds per square meter!
▪How and when to increase floor space
Day 1-7 use 1/3 to 1/2 of the house
Day 7-10 use 1/2 to 2/3 of the house
Day 10-14 use 3/4 to whole house
The floor space must not necessarily be increaced it must therefore be depending on some of these factors
1. House insulation
2. Outside temperature
3. Equipment availability
4. Growth rate
5. Stocking density
The stocking density can be easily calculated by this formular
Number of chicks divided by 33 = total area for brooding
Thermometers must be used as aids to temperature control of great importance is the gun thermometer.
▪Results of poor brooding
1. Poor livability
2. Poor uniformity
3. Poor performance
4. Target weight 📉
5. Poor feed conversion ratio
6. Condemnation of birds
7. Cost/kg

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Photos from Agricultural Education Department's post 19/06/2021

Agricultural Education for production, productivity and profitability.

Are you ready to enroll for a National Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture, if so say Yes if you are ready


Agricultural education remains the panicea for sustainable agriculture, enhanced livelihoods and sustainable development

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