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Background Information:
Department of Horticulture was launched as a department in regular bachelor degree program under the College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation of the University of Gondar in the year of 2014/15 accepting 53 students. Currently the department has a total of 93 under graduate students and 11 academic staffs. In addition to the usual teaching learning activities, staff members of the department are actively involved in research, community service and Technology Transfer activities. The department has one horticultural research and demonstration site at Gorgora (at the shore of Lake Tana) and is working on fruits, vegetables and spice crops.  The department is also working at Dabat and Belesa research stations as well.  The department is closely working with local and international organizations such as KDP (Kossoye development program) and Fairplanet. When the department was launched in the 2014/2015 academic year, it was with the following objectives:

  • To produce qualified and competent graduates in the field of horticulture
  • To develop appropriate scientific horticultural crop production technologies
  • To give community based services in the areas of horticulture
  • To promote the dissemination of improved technologies relevant to the areas of horticulture

Mission and Vision of the Department
Generally, the department of Horticulture shares the mission and vision of the College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation of the University of Gondar and has the following mission and vision:
Mission of the Department:

  • To contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the country by producing vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens through societal needs tailored curricula; conducting problem solving research; and strengthening community engagement, and technology transfer.

Vision of the Department:

  • To be the leading societal problem-solving Department in the Country by 2020.

Contact person:
Mr. Ermias  Misganw (MSc), Head, Department of Horticulture
E-mail: ermiasamare2@gmail.comTel: +251946693888
Postal address: Department of Horticulture, CART,
University of Gondar, P.o.box 196
Meles Zenawi Campus, Teda, Ethiopia
Fax: +251-581141240
Study Programs & Requirements:
The Department of Horticulture has the following study program in which the medium of instruction for all programs is English:
 1. Undergraduate Program:

S/N      Program  Name Start time Admission Duration of Study Number of Modules Minimum ECTS* Entry requirements
 
1
B.Sc. Horticulture 2014 Regular 3 18 180 As per the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and UoG
Extension 4 18 180
Summer 5 18 180

* European Credit Transfer System
Researches activities:
Since the inception of the department, different research projects on different issues have been undertaken. The following are some of the research works which are being carried out by the staff member of the department.

S.N.

Year

Title

Implementation Site

Status

1 2015/16 Participatory Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties Under Irrigation

Dabat and Chilga District, North Gondar Zone

New

2 2015/16 Effect of Chemical Fertilizers on Yield and Yield Component of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) under Irrigation condition

Dabat and Chilga District, North Gondar Zone

New

3 2015/16 Effect of Chemical Fertilizers on Yield and Yield Component of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) under Rain fed condition

Debark, and Chilga District, North Gondar Zone

New

4 2015/16 Effect of Integrated Organic & Chemical Fertilizers on Yield and Yield Component of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Debark and Chilga District, North Gondar Zone

New
5 2015/16 Performance Evaluation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)  under Different Irrigation Depth and Interval at Dabat District, NW. Ethiopia

Dabat District, North Gondar Zone

New

6 2015/16 Integrating host resistance and fungicide application for management of potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in NW Ethiopia

Debark and Chillga, North Gondar Zone

New

Community Service and Technology transfer Activities:
Based on research outputs and felt needs of the target community, academic staff member of department of Horticulture, have been engaged in community services and technology transfer works. The following are some of the works in the area of community services and knowledge and technology transfer.
1. Community Service Projects:

S.N.

Year

Title

Implementation Site

Status

1 2015/16 Capacity building training on fruit propagation and vegetable seed production techniques and skills

Gorgora, Dabat and Gondar Zuriya District

New

2 2015/16 Multiplication and Dissemination of Potato Varieties in Dabat Woreda

Dabat District

New

3 2014/15 Improved Potato Seed Multiplication Project at Dabat, Northwest Ethiopia

Dabat District

completed

2. Technology Transfer Projects:

S.N.

 

Title

Implementation Site

Status

1 2015/16 Adaptation of dissert type of Banana at Gorgora

Gorgora, Dembia District, North Gondar Zone

Ongoing

2 2015/16 Demonstration of Pineapple (Ananas comusus L.) Varieties at Gorgora, Northwest Ethiopia

Gorgora (Dembia District), North Gondar Zone

new

3 2015/16 Demonstration of potato warehouse

Chilga and Dabark District, North Gondar Zone

New

4 2015/16 Multiplication of vegetable seeds and fruit seedling preparation at Gorgora

Gorgora (Dembia District), North Gondar Zone

New

5 2014/15 Demonstration of Improved Potato Varieties (Solanum tuberosum L.) at Wogera, Dabat and Debark District, North Gondar, North Western Ethiopia

Dabark, Dabat and Wogera District, North Gondar Zone

Completed