To be responsive to the needs of the Zimbabwean agricultural sector through the provision of relevant, high quality graduates and services in an innovative cost effective and sustainable manner.
To be a leading provider of relevant entrepreneurial graduates, products and services in the country.
- Social and national responsibility
- Cost consciousness and profitability
- Continuous learning and growth
- Diversity and equal opportunity
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
Basic College Information
Mlezu Agricultural College was brought to being in the year 1958. Wholly owned by the government of Zimbabwe, Mlezu exists to produce agricultural graduates for the country's largely agro-based economy. Apart from the academic services the institution provides, Mlezu also sells some of its farm produce to external markets.
- Maximum student enrolment : 300
- Academic staff : 26
- Funding : Government.
The College Farm
- Altitude : 1.282m above sea level
- Mean annual rainfall : 670mm/annum
- Mean temperature : 18 - 22 C
- Potential arable land : 82ha
- Building and farm structures : 3ha
- Water Supply : Davies Dam 680 000 cubic meters.
Present Land Use
Because the farm is for instructional purposes and a number of enterprises are carried out, not all the crops grown are therefore ideally suited to the area.
- Crops : maize, soybeans, barley and Virginia tobacco, potatoes, cotton, groundnuts, wheat, sunflower, sorghum and horticulture.
- Livestock : beef cattle, dairy cows, pigs, sheep, poultry, goats, rabbits and ostriches.
- Timber : Eucalyptus grandis.