American Univesity of Beirut

Message from the chair

Welcome to the website of the Department of Agriculture (AGRI). AGRI is a recognized center of academic excellence that leads in learning, discovery, and delivery of knowledge on agricultural aspects of current and emerging issues related to local, regional, and global food issues.

The department offers multidisciplinary programs in agricultural sciences. At the undergraduate level, it awards two BS degrees. The first of these degrees is in agribusiness, covering topics on agriculture, business, marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, and economics. The second is in agriculture along with a Diploma of Ingénieur Agricole, covering topics such as animal production and health, plant production and health, soils, irrigation, and machinery.

Furthermore, the department offers graduate programs in agricultural economics, animal science, irrigation, plant science, plant protection, poultry science, and soil science.

AGRI graduates are global thinkers and pioneer entrepreneurs leading MENA companies in agricultural supplies and production and holding important positions in the MENA public sector and international development agencies.

The Department of Agriculture is the oldest department and program of its kind in Lebanon and the region, maintaining a solid tradition of agricultural knowledge and practice. The department leads cutting edge research through its expert faculty members and diversified background to meet the challenges of the 21st century. High end facilities at the Beirut campus and a 100-hectare research and outreach center located 80 kilometers east of Beirut in the Beqa’a Valley known as the Advancing Research and Enabling Communities Center (AREC) offer a unique opportunity for experiential learning and training on the newest technologies in the field. With these resources AGRI brings an exceptional blend of knowledge and experience to AUB.

I invite you to persue our website for further information and details.

With best regards,

Isam Bashour, PhD​

Professor and Interim Chair​

Agriculture Department

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