The Department of Agriculture came into existence on 1st May 2010. The vision of the Department is to be a world centre of excellence in agricultural training, research and innovations. The department is committed in ensuring the attainment of the University objective of playing a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and research in Agriculture, Forestry, Water, Environmental Science and Arid and Semi-arid lands.
Under the Department of Food Science, there are three degree programs i.e. Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science and Management. Value addition to food commodities and improved nutrition for better health are key to the achievement of Vision 2030. This is the domain of training in the department. The objective of the department is to produce world class graduates in the area of Food and Health.
SAFS boasts of a vibrant academic culture, real life practicals and intensive scientific research. The laboratories are well equipped for advanced research.
The School in line with the University objective of offering quality postgraduate programmes, has launched four postgraduate programmes i.e. PhD. in Agricultural Sciences, PhD in Food Science. MSc. in Horticulture and MSc. In Food Science.
The staff members in the school are actively involved in research with over five research projects running. These research projects are funded internally by Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) and externally by the National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) as well as various funding agents.
- SAFS admitted her first PhD students in Agricultural sciences in September 2016.
- The BSc. Animal Health and Production degree programme offered in the school was inspected by Kenya Veterinary Board in June 2016.
- The BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics degree programme offered in the school is licensed by the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI)