AFRICA'S INVESTOR BASE DWINDLING

There is little doubt that the University of Namibia has a big part to play in the country’s Agricultural development. Bearing testament to the latter, UNAM was largely responsible for the novel research which made Government’s Kalimbeza Rice Project a national success, and has been avidly involved in teaching various communities about innovative agricultural methods such as mushroom cultivation.

If you are looking for innovation in Agriculture, look no further, the University of Namibia should be your next stop. Four of the University’s 12 campuses are dedicated to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management.

Ogongo Campus is nestled in the lush green vegetation of Omusati Region in Northern Namibia, barely a stone’s throw away from Ruacana Falls and the renowned tourist attraction, Etosha National Park.

Students there enjoy courses at various levels, from Higher Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees and Postgraduate Programmes up to Master’s level.  On 4,350 hectares of land, students can choose to study from various choices in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Environmental Science.

Accommodation, internet, a library and various other learning facilities are available on Campus.

Then there is Neudamm Campus, located on the periphery of Namibia’s Capital City, Windhoek. Neudamm’s awkward yet loved name has its origin from as far back as 1897, when a gracing farm license holder returned this land to the council due to a lack of water in the area. Subsequently, in 1904, a German named Albert Viogts constructed the first large dam in Namibia, in that area, to graze cattle and sheep seized during the German-Herero War, hence the name “Neudamm”, which translates to mean New Dam.

Today, this lively agricultural haven of a campus spreads over 10,187 hectares of arable land. Like Ogongo, this campus offers a variety of Agricultural programmes as well as Natural Resource Management and Environmental Science. Students who love animals and are interested in Veterinary Medicine are also taught at this Campus. Veterinary Medicine at UNAM, aims to impart practical skills to serve the society through diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of diseases between animals and humans and for production of wholesome foods of animal origin for a healthy society

Sam Nujoma Campus is based in Hentiesbay, a small yet beautiful coastal town. Students there enjoy a constant view of the ocean, as they apply their minds at the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, also part of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources. A four-year Degree programme leading to B.Sc. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences is offered, along with research based postgraduate programmes, leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. postgraduate degrees in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

For over 10 years (2002 to 2012), the Department was generously supported by the Norwegian Government, through provisions of teaching and research facilities, facilitation of visiting Lecturers and research / field trips for both staff and students.
North East of Namibia, just across the banks of the great Zambezi River, home to crocodiles and hippos, Katima Mulilo Campus beckons visitors with its large open gate.  Though not exclusively an agricultural Campus, Katima Mulilo offers students a rare and much sought thrill of working with wild animals. A Bachelor of Science in Wild-life Management and Ecotourism, as well as a Higher Diploma in Animal Health are exclusively offered at this campus. Here, with most wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos and etc. within easy reach, students experience a true African Safari.

For more information about entry requirements in this Faculty, visit our website at www.unam.edu.na, email: enowaseb@unam.na or call 061 206 3363.