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Welcome Message from the Provost

Prof. Ben K. B. Banful
Prof. Ben K. B. Banful,
Provost, College of Agric & Natural Resources

Welcome to the College of Agric & Natural Resources

On behalf of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), I welcome you to take a tour of our website to experience what we offer as a College.  The CANR is one of the six colleges of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and we have a student population of approximately 4,000 and a total staff strength of 265 made up of 113 Senior Members, 76 senior staff and 7 Junior staff.  Although the CANR represents the “youngest” and the smallest in terms of student numbers, we pride ourselves in being the most proficient and overall top grant and research award winners at KNUST and this is reflected in our profiles and prolific scientific publications. We have a mandate to offer tertiary education, training and research in agriculture, natural resources management and for rural and entrepreneurship development. We encourage participatory and interdisciplinary team research and we train our students to acquire entrepreneurial skills as they go through their programs.

The College runs many undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management in leading to awards in BSc, MSc, MPhil and PhD in those disciplines. We encourage our visitors to this site to take advantage of the programmes or introduce our programmes to others.  We have strong collaborative links with industry, some US, UK and Western European Universities. On the research front, We have received funding support from USAID, DANIDA, Royal Society-DFID Grant, United Nations World Food programme, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), World Vegetable Centre, Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) just to mention a few. The CANR with support from the Central Administration of KNUST has commenced the establishment of fruit processing factory at Mantukwa near Sunyani in the Bono Region, an initiative of the college that seeks to augment the efforts of the government to establish factories across the country to facilitate employment and livelihoods. I invite you now to take a tour of this website and see what the Departments and Research Centres have to offer you.