The Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension is one of the five Departments in the School of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Cape Coast. The Department provides quality leadership in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Extension Education, Non-Governmental Organizations’ studies, Community Development, and cutting edge research and innovative outreach for community development at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of education. The Department also supports the Sasakawa Management Board to oversee the operations of the Sasakawa Guest Centre.
Beyond its teaching activities, the Department reviews and revitalizes curricula to make them more responsive to current and emerging challenges and attract and retain excellent faculty to provide highly competitive and relevant quality education, research and extension collaboration with relevant stakeholders. Faculty members are offered the opportunity to pursue research agenda in the areas of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Extension and Non-Governmental Organizations Studies and Management, and Community Development.