The college history dates back to the 1950’s when it was relocated from Tsholotshlo to the present site when it was named Mzingwane Industrial School and offered training in leatherwork, building, agriculture and carpentry. In the 1960’s the school separated into 2 units, Mzingwane Secndary School and Esigodini Agricultural Institute. At that time the institute offered certificates in agriculture until 1998 when it began offering a diploma course and was upgraded into a college. Since then, the programme has been modified to allow diploma courses, and a Farmer’s training programme which is run during shut down due to requests.
Esigodini Agricultural College is an educational institution under the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechaniation and Irrigation development. It offers training at Farmer’s level and National Diploma in agriculture covering aspects in Crop production, Animal
Production, Agricultural Engineering, Farm and Agribusiness management, Environmental Studies, HIV and AIDS, Projects and Farm practice.
The cropping programme comprises of dry land and irrigation farming with water for irrigation purposes drawn from boreholes located within the farm. Dry land farming is a risky venture to folder crops an drought tolerant cereals such as sorghum and millet are grown due to the college’s location in natural region four. The livestock production programme is composed of the Nkone beef herd, Friesland and Jersey breeds in dairy all on twenty-eight paddocks covering a total area of 485 hectares, broilers, layers, sheep (Black head Persian), goats (Boer) and pigs (Large white and Landrace crosses).
Excellence in the provision of Agricultural training and Agricultural information.
To become and be recognized as the leading provider of relevant technical and professional training in the science and practice of Agriculture atDiploma level, in order to satisfy the diverse needs of the Agricultural sector in the region in particular and the country in general.
- To train sufficient numbers of personnel in order to meet agricultural sector human resource requirements.
- To facilitate increased agricultural production through the provision of farmer training.
- To carry out such activities that will reinforce knowledge delivery and contribute to student provisions and income generation.