Letter from the Director

John Jairo Hincapié, PhD.

Department Director


Greetings appreciated readers ...

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Science and Production Zamorano advance we thank you for visiting us and we hope to provide as much information as possible in order to present an overview of our wide range of teaching, research, projection, social responsibility and university while you to extend an invitation to become part of our excellent academic program.

The Department of Agricultural Science and Production involves the areas of plant and animal breeding which have been the cornerstones of the Zamorano education since the beginning of our institution. With a mission to train professionals in the production activities, research and knowledge-based technologies and skills to contribute to socioeconomic development and sustainability of different production systems in Latin America projection.

Our Faculty

Our Department has a faculty of internationally renowned high standards and, most with doctorates and masters degrees related to their areas of expertise.

Our infrastructure in the service of education

Our areas of production and research at the service of students and producers include units specialized in milk, beef, an educational and unique poultry research of its kind in Latin America, aquaculture, pig farming, agricultural machinery, ornamental, extensive production olericulture intensive, fruit, organic agriculture, grains and seeds, as well as highly specialized laboratory soils, tissue culture, molecular diagnostics, pathology, entomology where we have one of the largest collections of insects in Central, plant protection, biological control and this Central American leader in the production of different species to control pests in several crops, laboratory breeding of beans globally recognized and in which through many investigations have released a lot of varieties resistant bean to different pests , diseases and environmental conditions and laboratory animal reproduction biotechnologies focused on edge

Our curriculum is synonymous with excellence

Our curriculum is characterized by providing the knowledge to develop professional leaders, values, ethics, competent, able to face the global challenges presented agriculture, food production for a growing population every day and limiting natural resources that is increasingly more evident. We have a strong and well structured internship program in 19 countries (United States, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Israel, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, Belize, Canada, Italy , Jamaica, Paraguay) and universities such as Cornell University, Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University, Penn State University, Texas Tech University, Florida State University, University of Nebraska, University of University. The Department of Agricultural Science and Production has more than 2000 graduates. 71% of our graduates successfully work in the private company, 13% are linked to the governments of different countries, where several of them have reached positions of secretaries and ministers of agriculture to presidential appointees. 19% of our employees have doctorates and masters degrees and 24% are studying postgraduate courses.

Our projection

The Department of Agricultural Science and Production is a leader in the development and implementation of agricultural projects at national and international level that contribute to global food security through agricultural training, improvement of production indicators, sound management and sustainability of resources natural, innovation and development of new alternatives for crop and livestock production under unfavorable conditions.

Our programs of cooperation with private industry both locally and internationally has enabled us to develop strong ties to the level of research, design and social responsibility, as well as providing employment opportunities for our graduates.

Our ongoing development

In our department we are constantly focused on improvement and innovation in both production processes and agricultural livestock. Research continues into genetic improvement of beans, assisted animal reproduction, molecular diagnostics, tissue cultures and others are some of the lines in constant development in our day scientists to day working hand in hand with our students to ensure excellence academic. We are currently in the process of expanding our academic offerings both in the area of ​​plant breeding and animal husbandry.

Dare to be part of excellence ...

We invite you to be part of our big family of the Department of Agricultural Science and Production …