The Agriculture and Forestry University are also known as (AFU), was established in 2010. It is located at Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. This is the first technical university in the country. The university aims at producing highly skilled human resources required to work on quality research and development in agriculture. It aims at the all-round development of agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, and forestry which would raise the socio-economic conditions of rural people through quality teaching, research, and extension. The mission of Agriculture and Forestry University is to produce competent manpower to promote education, research, and development in agriculture, veterinary, fisheries, forestry, and allied disciplines. AFU has already established Agriculture Science Center (ASC) in Palung in 2016 and is in the process of establishing 3 other ASC at Kalikot, Gorkha, and Dhading. These centers will demonstrate the new technologies to the farmers and act as the platform for training and research activities. The university has 107 faculty members and 255 support staff at this moment. The current student strength consists of 1883 including 1471 undergraduate students, 367 M.Sc. students, and 45 Ph.D. scholars in different disciplines. Nearly 35 % of students are girl students.
A huge attraction is there to study Agriculture in Nepal. Improving society’s awareness of the role of agriculture in our daily lives can greatly improve the image of the sector in general and therefore the amount of students choosing this particular field of study is increasing every year.