Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike sees itself as a vehicle for the attainment of the primary goals of the National Agricultural Policy of “self-sufficiency in food and fibre” production. The University aims to provide knowledge through which food and security will be assured. Hence the motto: “Knowledge, Food and Security”. The University therefore has the vision to serve Nigeria and humanity through processes that will lead to the alleviation of hunger.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is dedicated to the training of its students to become professionally competent and confident graduates with exquisite dexterity. Consequently, the curricular involve intensive teaching and extensive practical training in agriculture. The research objectives are also made to be relevant to the needs of farmers and local agriculture while the extension objectives are to ensure prompt delivery of well-tested and technically optimized protocols to sensitized and confident farmers; the training of confident and competent educated farmers capable of working on their own instead of the current dependence on government employment; the development of environment and people-sensitive technology and the immediate enhancement of well-being of the farmers constitute the focal points of the University.