Dean’s Message

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, co-founder of the Jimma University, is dedicated to advancing agricultural development through training, knowledge generation and service delivery in the country. To achieve its objectives, the college offers both undergraduate and post-graduate programmes of various disciplines. The college is comprised of five departments namely, the department of Horticulture & Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Economics & Extension, Natural Resources Management and Post-harvest Management, and School of Veterinary Medicine. The college runs regular, inservice/on job training, and weekend programs. In collaboration with the Ethiopian-Netherlands partnership, Ethiopian Horticulture Agency (EHA), and Ethiopian Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA), the college has also launched “Industry Oriented MSc in Horticulture” program, which is specifically designed to respond to the training needs of Horticulture industry in the country. This training program is unique in its nature in that it creates a flexible new learning environment which is different from campus based and distance education.

Mission of the college is to create a learning community in which students at all levels, and their faculty mentors, can engage in the pursuit of knowledge across and between a broad range of disciplines in the horticulture, agriculture, natural resources, post harvest, and veterinary medicine. The college has also well organized ICT center, library, and laboratories. It offers students a wide variety of courses and programs, through its innovative community based education. JUCAVM has good linkage and cooperation with various public and private national institutions with whom we work in training, research and community services. We have also established a close link and secured substantial amount of fund from various overseas institutions and/or universities, out of which, CIDA/Canada - Post-Harvest Management to Improve Livelihoods (PHMIL); NUFFIC-Capacity Building for Sustainable Horticulture Development in Ethiopia; NICHE-Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, NICHE - Sustainable Tourism Based on Natural Resource Management with Gender Balance towards Women (STRONGBOW); CASCAPE -  Capacity Building For Scaling Up Of Evidence Based Best Practices In Agricultural Production In Ethiopia;  USAID/CDR - Enhancement of Drought Resistance in Sorghum under Ethiopian Conditions and VLIR-Belgium take the lions share.

JUCAVM has undergone substantial change and has become a wonderful place to study and work. It has a clean and green campus with beautiful landscape. It is also a place where you can smoothly get internet access through its well organized wire and wireless connections. The educational activities of the College are directed towards effective learning. Modern teaching aids are used for efficient delivery. All classes, seminar and meeting rooms, and auditorium are equipped with LCDs and computers and connected to the internet. The college library operates round-the clock. Departmental and faculty seminars have been made regular features. Student and staff notices have been digitalized and transmitted via plasmas. Best teacher, student and administrative staff awards have been implemented in order to make teaching-learning process more competitive. The college has established Alumni Association and named a garden after the name- “Alumni Garden”.

We welcome any suggestions you have about our training programs and more, so that JUCAVM can continue to provide relevant and high impact programs and services for the good of our trainees and the country at large.

Derbew Belew (Ph.D)
Dean, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University
P. O. Box  : 307
E-mail :
Phone No. : +251 471 110019 (Office) , +251 917 551195  or +251 917 550038 (Mobile)
Fax : +251 471 110934
Jimma, Ethiopia