Mattu University

Yuunivarsiitii Mattuu

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Mattu University

Department of Natural Resource and Agricultural Economics

About the Department

Welcome to the vibrant world of Agricultural Economics at Mattu University We're thrilled you're considering our renowned program, recognized as a driving force behind Ethiopia's development by training skilled professionals who shape the future of our agri-food systems.

Empowering professionals, influencing change:

Our graduates make a difference, serving as educators, researchers, bankers, project managers, and administrators. They delve into rigorous problem-solving research and spearhead transformative community initiatives that tackle critical challenges like economic efficiency, poverty reduction, food security, and sustainable resource management.

Beyond textbooks, real-world solutions:

Our curriculum focuses on cutting-edge topics like agribusiness management, agricultural policy, climate change adaptation, and technology transfer. This ensures you graduate with the knowledge and skills to address real-world challenges in various sectors, including rural development, food value chains, and international trade.

Dedicated faculty, dedicated to you:

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Mr. Zinabu Ambisa

HoD's Message

As Head of Department, I assure you of our exceptional faculty. Our team is comprised of ethical, talented, and passionate professionals committed to providing you with an exceptional education. We nurture not just knowledgeable graduates, but also critical thinkers and problem solvers who can navigate the complexities of the agri-food industry.

Make your mark, join our legacy:

Whether you're an aspiring undergraduate or postgraduate student, we invite you to make our department your priority choice. Join our vibrant community of learners and educators, and become a part of the legacy that's transforming Ethiopia's agricultural landscape.

Come, explore, grow – together, let's cultivate a brighter future for food and agriculture.

Rooted in tradition, thriving in the future: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Mattu University boasts a rich legacy as one of Ethiopia's oldest programs in this field. Since its inception in Bedele Campus in 2015, we've nurtured generations of skilled professionals who contribute meaningfully to the nation's agricultural development.

Starting small, growing strong: Our journey began with a dedicated team of three academics and 54 undergraduate students, laying the foundation for impactful research and community service projects. Today, we've flourished into a vibrant department offering two programs: a robust undergraduate B.Sc. degree and a postgraduate M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics.

Building a legacy of excellence: Our success rests on our dedicated faculty of 14, who guide over 138 undergraduate students with passion and expertise. To date, we've proudly graduated 275 alumni across four batches, each equipped to tackle real-world challenges in the dynamic world of agriculture.

Guiding lights for the future: We aspire to be a beacon of knowledge and innovation in the field by 2030. This vision fuels our mission to:

  • Nurture competent and motivated professionals: Through quality education, we empower our students to become skilled and well-qualified agricultural economists, ready to shape the future of food and agriculture.
  • Solve societal challenges: We delve into research that addresses critical issues like poverty, food security, and sustainable resource management, seeking solutions that improve the lives of communities.
  • Bridge the gap, build relationships: By offering multidimensional community services, we strengthen the bond between the university and the surrounding communities, fostering mutual growth and development.

Join us in this transformative journey. Whether you're an aspiring student, a passionate researcher, or a community leader seeking collaboration, we welcome you to be a part of our vibrant community. Together, let's cultivate a brighter future for agriculture and the communities it serves.



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