The BSc. in Agricultural economics programme was started in 1987.The programme endeavours to produce graduates who can participate in agricultural industry in a variety of roles, notably, self – employment where feasible, agricultural extension and credit administration, agriculturalproject planning and implementation, marketing consultancy and teaching agricultural economics. The Department of Agricultural Economics has a long history going back to 969 when it was created to train man power for farm management to meet the needs of the Agricultural sub-sector in the first decade of Kenya’s independence.The main emphasis of the programme inter alia include: agriculture, Farm Management, Economics, Marketing economics, Agricultural extension and practical work.The original programme has of necessity been pragmatic and subject to change, over the years consistent with changing circumstances and emphasis in farming industry.Currently the curriculum endeavours to produce practically oriented people who are competent and sensitive to address issues related to increased small farm productivity and development. A curriculum for Diploma in Agricultural and Food Marketing was developed and launched in 1982 to cater for marketing problems and issues in agriculture – (food marketing).However, this programme was phased out from 1988, hence training in this area came to a halt in 1990.The department offers the following programs : Diploma in Farm Management, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Agri-business Management, Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics. .