College of Agriculture and Natural Resource


College of Agriculture and natural resource (CoANR) was established in 2012/13 Academic year with four programs (Animal Science, Plant Sciences, Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Economics) affiliated with Mettu University in the former Gambella ATVET college. CoANR is rigorously working to achieve the mission of higher education and its objectives; ensure the good teaching learning processes, engaging in the research and innovation programs, and community services. As Agriculture is one of Gambella University(GBU) major focus areas CoANR is expected to dedicate in advancing agricultural development through promoting knowledge of basic and applied agricultural sciences.
The College is moving forward progressively opening different programs on demand bases and expands its engagement opportunities with partners and stakeholders. Currently, the college is actively running twelve undergraduate and four postgraduate programs in regular and weekend modalities. These includes: –

List of Undergraduate Programs under the College 

  1. BSc in Agricultural Economics
  2. BSc in Plant Science
  3. BSc in Natural Resource Management
  4. BSc in Animal Sciences
  5. BSc in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management
  6. BSc in Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development
  7. BSc in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension
  8. BSc in Soil Resource and Watershed Management
  9. BSc in Horticulture
  10. BSc in Agribusiness and Value Chain Management
  11. BSc in Environmental Science
  12. BSc in Fishery and aquaculture management 

LIST OF Postgraduate Programs

  1. MSc in Animal Production
  2. MSc in environmental Science
  3. MA in Development Studies
  4. MSc in Animal Nutrition


  • Aspires to be one of the centers of excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resource known for its innovative teaching- learning practice and choice of students.


  • To discover, share, and disseminate up-to-date knowledge of agricultural and environmental systems to students, communities and other stakeholders
  • To produce demand driven and competent graduates in all programs
  • Provision of need based community service and conducting  problem solving research


  • Ensure the availability of adequate resources for all programs to sustain the good  teaching learning process
  • Establish and furnish different laboratories with full facilities under different department
  • Develop standard and up to date teaching materials, modules and online resources
  • Build and strengthen different  university-industry linkages connections
  • Strengthening grand research and community service  works together  with the research and community services offices of university and other stakeholders
  • Demand based expansion of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in addition to existing fields.
  • Support the establishment of different farms and research site under CoANR 
  • Progressive work on staff capacity building and facilitating short term training 
SNOEducational LevelTotal Staff
2Associate Professor6
3PhD (Assistant  Professor )7
4Master’s Degree (Assistant Professor )6
5Master’s Degree106
6Bachelor’s Degree34
Name: Dereje Shibru (PhD), College Dean
Phone (Office) :
Cell Phone/Mobile : +251911544497
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