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Agricultural Technology

Agricultural Technology


The National Diploma (ND) in Agricultural Technology Programme is the pioneer accredited department in Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria. In its over twenty years of existence, it has witnessed several re-approvals by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The next one is expected in late year 2020.

The Department offer ND in Agric. Tech. The department has produced outstanding diplomates. The department has both commercial, Teaching and Research Farm with qualified lecturers, instructors and technicians.

Presently, the department can boast of units with various facilities and equipments including Laboratories, animal production (Livestock, Micro livestock, Piggery, Poultry and Fishery), Crop Production (Arable, Some Tree crops, and Meteorological station), Agric extension studio and departmental library.

Presently, the department is blessed with units comprising various facilities and equipments such as: Audio Visual Studio, Drawing room, Laboratories, animal production (Poultry Piggery, Rabbitary, Goatry and Fishery), Crop Production (Arable, Some Tree crops, and Meteorological Weather station), and a departmental library.


To be a leading model, in the advancement and application of technical and socio-economic efficiency, towards the attainment of self-sufficiency, global competitiveness and sustainability of the agricultural enterprises.


  • To provide a holistic and functioning training programmes tailored towards developing skilled manpower, capable of exploring industrialized scientific and technological methods, that enhances competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of the Agricultural sector.
  • To undertake the cultivation of proper altitude towards the adoption of production packages that makes optimum utilization of farm inputs.


Five O’ level credit passes in SSCE or its equivalent examination which must include

English Language,


Agricultural Science/Biology and any one of the followings in not more than 2 sittings: Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Technical drawing, Food & Nutrition as well as Animal Husbandry/Fisheries.


After graduation diplomates  (Agricultural Technicians)are to:

  • Assist in planning and laying out all sizes of crop, animal and fish farms.
  • Employ modern techniques in the rearing of different types of livestock on large scale.
  • Employ modern techniques in land preparation, planting, management and harvesting of food and cash crops.
  • Assist in processing and storage of all agricultural produce
  • Assist in agricultural extension services.


 All tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Agriculture) in Nigeria.

  • All Secondary Institutions in Nigeria
  • All Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture
  • All Local Government Secretariats in Nigeria
  • Agriculture and Agro allied/export units of Banks
  • Commercial and Private Farms
  • Government farm settlement
  • Agricultural and Agro-allied commercial ventures
  • Research Institutes


Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.

P.M.B, 05, Ozoro

Tel: 08060983864, 08056481275 & 09052448901


Emakpor E. Lucky is a soil Scientist. His interest covers large area of Soil and Crop Management. He studies for his first and second degrees at the University of Calabar and the Delta State University, Abraka, where he obtained B. Agric (Soil Science) and M.Sc (Soil Science) respectively.

He joined the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria in year 2000. He is currently, the HoD, Department of Agricultural Technology.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Managing Soil and Crop for food and environmental security.


  1. Emakpor, L.E (2006): Rural Economy as Influenced by Agricultural Entrepreneurial Development, A Case Study of Cassava Processing Options in Isoko Land, Delta State Journal of Business and Management Studies. C/o School Of Business Studies, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, No. 1, Volume 1.
  2. Kperegbeyi, J.I and Emakpor, L.E (2006): Stereotyped Perception of Rural Women Farmers as Chief Actors in Agricultural Development System in Delta State, Nigeria International Journal of Economic and Development Issues, Vol 6, No 2.
  • Emakpor, L.E. (2008) Towards Improved Management and Operation of the Agricultural Sector: A Case for the Desirability of Indigenously Processed Maize Meal (Products). Journal of Business and Management Studies, C/O School of Business Studies, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, No. 1, Volume 3.
  1. Nnaji, G.U Emakpor, L.E and Akparaobi, S. (2009): Effects of Tillage Methods on Soil Physiochemical Properties And Cassava Yield in Ozoro Area of Delta State of Nigeria International Journal of Agricultural and Rural Development (IJARD). Owerre, Nigeria.
  2. Oyem, M.N, Emakpor, L.E. and Akpokodje, I.O. (2009): Water Shortage and Optimum, Variation in Demand and Supply in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria: Towards Achieving the Nigerian Federation Government Seven Point Agenda. Centre Journal, Accra, Ghana.
  3. Emakpor, L.E. (2010): Local People’s Awareness of the Potentials of Bamboo Tree in Isoko Area of Delta State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural and Rural Development (IJARD), Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Emakpor, L.E. (2010): Perspectives of Agricultural Studies in Tertiary Institutions in Delta State towards Ensuring Food Security through School Farm. Journal of the National Association for Science Humanities and Education Research (NASHER).
  • Emakpor, L.E. (2011): Using Undergraduate Research Project as a Tool in Nation Building. Journal of the National Association for Science Humanities and Education Research (NASHER).
  1. Emakpor, L.E. (2012): Assessment of the Impact Ornamental landscaping and Gardening in Outdoor Environment. Journal of the National Association for Science Humanities and Education Research (NASHER).
  2. Emakpor, L.E. (2013): Relevance of Trade Unionism to Effective Service Delivering in Nigeria Polytechnics: The ASUP Experience. Journal of the National Association for Science Humanities and Education Research (NASHER).
  3. Emakpor, L.E. (2018): Teaching, Research and Commercial Farms as Potential Strategy for Addressing Environmental Challenges: Departments of Agricultural Technology in Focus.
  • Emakpor, L.E. (2020): Apparising Aspiring Agriculturists’ Familiarity with the making and use of Compost for soil Amendment.
  • Emakpor, L.E. (2020): Design and Construction of Composting Structures and making of Compost Manure at the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro: A Preliminary Report.
  • Emakpor, L.E. (2020): Covid-19 Pandemic on Student Farm Practicals, Research Projects, Field Trip and Institutional Mitigation Efforts: The Case of Agricultural Technology Department, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria.

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