American University of Beirut

About AGRI

The Department of Agriculture (AGRI) stands as a recognized hub of academic excellence, dedicated to fostering learning, discovery, and the practical application of knowledge and technology in the realm of agriculture.  Our mission encompasses addressing both current and emerging challenges within local, regional, and global food systems.

At AGRI, we strive to provide inclusive opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to excel in the agricultural and agribusiness sciences. Our approach combines experiential learning with scholarly, creative, and impactful research, all bolstered by our commitment to outreach activities.
Distinguished faculty members at AGRI are at the forefront of cutting-edge research in various fields, including plant production and health, remote sensing and water management, soil fertility, animal and poultry science, and agricultural economics. They are also dedicated to delivering exceptional training and outreach initiatives.

Our students benefit from a multidisciplinary education that places experiential learning at its core, both on campus and at the Advancing Research and Enabling Communities Center in the Beqa’a region.




    Our research at the Department of Agriculture (AGRI) centers on advancing sustainable solutions for the agricultural and agribusiness sectors. We aim to address pressing issues in plant production, resource management, and economic dynamics while nurturing a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Through cutting-edge research, experiential learning, and innovative outreach, we seek to shape the future of agriculture, contributing to local, regional, and global food security.​


    Mission and Vision

    Our vision combines social responsibility, independent knowledge base, and a move from quantitative sociology and top down political science approaches to grassroots understanding and state of the art e​xtension. FAFS is a mediator between the farmer and the latest trends in agricultural research and modernization. Our vision is focused on advancements in biotechnology, remote sensing, smart irrigation,​ and conservation agriculture​ on one hand, with the promotion of farmers' benefits and sustainable livelihoods in rural areas,​ on the other.

    Our mission  is to cultivate an enriching and nurturing environment for exceptional education and pioneering research. We are dedicated to preparing graduates for a lifetime of learning and impactful careers, nurturing their leadership, professionalism, and ethical values. Committed to delivering top-tier professional services to our community, we also strive to advance the frontiers of knowledge and technology in agricultural sciences and engineering through innovative teaching and research.​

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