In the name of Allah the Merciful and prayers and peace be upon His prophets and messengers, our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions, I am pleased, on behalf of all employees of the Faculty of Food and Agriculture Sciences, faculty members, researchers and students to welcome you in the college, wishing that the visitor finds what they are looking for information and questions about everything related to the college disciplines and academic activities, research and community services. Established in 1385 AH (1965 AD) with the name (College of Agriculture) as the first college in agricultural science in the area of the Arabian Peninsula and has passed an important developmental stages, thanks to Allah and thanks to loyal cadres to become one of the largest and most active university faculties.
By the end of the academic year 1430/1431 AH College achieved and accomplish the three most important development projects, namely:
First - Accreditation for academic programs at the under graduate from the Departments of Agricultural Organization of Canada AIC's, third College get accreditation at the university after the Community College and the College of Engineering,
Secondly - Holds an ISO international Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2008
Thirdly - Strategic Plan for the College for the next five years, and that was Allah's guidance and the support and encouragement from the Rector may Allah protect him and told the university to develop quality and on this occasion to thank all the employees of the college faculty and the like and committees working on these projects during the past two years on their sincere efforts The college is a luminous rings to hold the university cope with that seen in the university - the grace of Allah then actively HE Director and the overwhelming enthusiasm and his hard work and his bold and successful initiatives - mobility of accelerated evolutionary exceeded all perceptions. The features of this movement developmental in its first phase construction of a mental image of the University and partnership community internally and external relations with universities, institutions and distinguished scholars and thinkers came up the second phase, which started in the academic year (1429/1430 e) the development of academic departments as part cornerstone of primary and unity more important in the structure of the system Academic and that the process of development shown on Benchmarking level sections similar in prestigious universities to qualify for the Accreditation national and global levels for the benefit of its graduates and the development of research environment, equipment and teaching techniques and establish Smart Class Rooms and others. The college is one of the groups luminous in holding the university cope with that seen in the university - Allah's guidance and then actively His Excellency the Director and the overwhelming enthusiasm and his hard work and his bold and successful initiatives - mobility of accelerated evolutionary exceeded all perceptions. The features of this movement developmental in its first phase construction of a mental image of the University and partnership community internally and external relations with universities, institutions and distinguished scholars and thinkers came up the second phase, which started in the academic year (1429/1430 H) the development of academic departments as part cornerstone of primary and unity more important in the structure of the system Academic development process and to be shown on Benchmarking level have similar departments in prestigious universities to qualify for the adoption of the national and global academic for the benefit of its graduates and develop the research environment, equipment and teaching techniques and establish Smart Class rooms and others.
Let me take this opportunity to outline the motionless developmental in the Faculty of Food and Agriculture Science and how to take advantage of the support of the university to achieve its vision of excellence and leadership and mission in the development of agricultural production, food processing and human nutrition, environmental conservation and development of natural resources through the development of human competencies, innovation and creativity in scientific research and the dissemination of knowledge and community service. Requires mobility Developmental build a mental image of new faculty and development of academic departments and update the portal which was characterized by the College achieving for first at the university level in (1429-H) and the Award of Excellence in (1430-H) and the development of a strategic plan through the study of the reality of agricultural education around the world and the future of the college and its divisions and expand the college building to accommodate current units, research centers and centers of excellence and research chairs and scientific societies (Saudi Society for Agricultural Sciences, and the Saudi Society for Food and Nutrition) involving college under the umbrella.
Mental picture of the new College Roadmap for Excellence and Creativity comes built through their responsibility great national in the field of food and water security, and to be arm Advisory neutral and Savior of the state with regard to agricultural policy, water and food and nutrition problems and the balance between actual need for the production of local agricultural and water requirements and water security. The nature of the Faculty of Applied Science of Food and Agriculture may make service more than College being the junior cadres, the makings to be within the system of the knowledge economy contributing more than half of the global economy. Requires the construction of a mental picture of the college internally and externally strengthen community partnership at the level of individuals and institutions internally through project development program Media aims to introduce the services of the college and establish channels of communication and participation in the activities between government agencies and the private sector (points of graduate employment) on the one hand and between the college. The college will also strengthen the partnership of community through the exchange of visits and hosting dignitaries and heads of ministries corporate boards and general managers. Will benefit the college through community partnership internally to get more research chairs in the areas of environment, technology, food and nutrition, health and other where there is in college now chair Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hussein Al Amoudi in the water. College aims also to strengthen the partnership with the Universities of prestigious international institutions and research centers distinct. The signing of agreements with prestigious universities reflected positively on the college and its departments in the fields of education and research through the exchange of knowledge between faculty members and researchers to participate in research with similar departments and research centers in these universities and scientific publishing co. The twinning program is actually applied to the world outstanding project and scope to provide a common certificate for graduate programs and easily accept the teaching assistants, lecturers and technical personnel training in college. It also urges the college faculty members to take advantage of the fellowship program scientist who put forward by the university recently to improve their performance and enhance the quality of research and publication in containers scientific publishing excellence that are beneficial to the reputation of the university and the classification and benefit researchers from rewards research excellence and quality publication approved by the university recently. The college hopes this qualitative excellence in the areas of research to create more centers of excellence next to the Center of Excellence in Biotechnology Research, who embraced the college now.
Asked the Ministry of Higher Education Development Program academic departments in Saudi universities on four stages (and practical educational programs, research environment, management development, community service) that the axis is initiated programs and the educational process at the present time only. However, the college began to develop four axes simultaneously because Calendar developmental requirements and academic accreditation requires interdependence of these themes combined. The development of the study plan to the level of academic accreditation under the start of this year in the preparatory year and the introduction of modules and new centers of the main features of the development process in the sections, while the software evolutionary college-level focus on the development of administrative affairs in the short term and long term and adopt the draft Cooperative Education and the Strategic Plan for college and media plan for college and the future of agricultural education and college departments.
Assume Nature Applied to the College to be a college service various Departments offers a variety of services to the community through education, extension and establishment of workshops and training courses, seminars and conferences, and providing advisory services to the sectors of public and private charity, and contribute to finding solutions to scientific and applied to the problems of agriculture and food, and to strengthen the role of reference scientific faculty, including keep pace with developments and local and global variables. Future development steps include community service in a community service center for a number of college laboratory accreditation and licensing, what can the college competition and Proposals for services and national research projects.
Guest Kareem, the college welcomes your comments and suggestions, everyone from government and private agencies, individuals, and other partners in this movement in the interest of the homeland and the citizens, and we hope to repeat visit of the college and you will find it of interest and pleasure.
May Allah help us all to the good and righteousness.
Fahd bin Nasser Al Barakah
Dean, College of Food and Agriculture Sciences