The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of genetic resources and plant breeding ensuring a balance between utilization and conservation.

Improvement in the structure and content of our major program considered the need for the students to be kept abreast with current demands, trends and developments in the field of plant breeding. Plant Breeding is applied plant genetics hence the need to strike a balance between theory and practice. The theoretical aspects of plant breeding is reinforced by instituting genetics courses while practical skills are enhanced by institution of Methods in Plant Breeding and offering a Field Practice Option. The program recognizes also emerging interests in plant genetic resources and is updated according to current requirements and preparations for advanced degrees in Plant Breeding, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and in Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management.