Natural Resources Development College [NRDC]

Natural Resources Development College, established in 1965 is Zambia's top agricultural college. It has produced men and women qualified in different agricultural disciplines who today are contributing to the development of the Zambian economy.


The college (NRDC) is located along the Great East Road in Lusaka’s Chelstone area, about 16 Kilometers from the city center and 12 Kilometers from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA).

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Courses Offered At The Natural Resources Development College

The College offers full time, open and distance learning in an extensive range of courses including short courses. The courses are underwritten by the University of Zambia.

The College offers Diplomas in the following fields:

  • Agriculture
  •  Agriculture Business Management
  •  Agriculture -Animal Science Major
  • Agriculture - Crop Science Major
  • Agricultural Education & Extension
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Horticulture
  • Fisheries Science
  • Food and Nutrition


The duration depends on the method of learning being used. Full time students normally take three years and Open and Distance Learning students may take up to four years.

The NRDC strives to provide the highest quality education in accordance with its mission statement which states;

“To train high calibre human resource, conduct research and consultancy and undertake business ventures in order to promote agricultural development that will ensure food production, wealth creation and proper natural resources management responsive to the needs of the local and international communities.’’

NRDC has all the necessary facilities, dedicated staff and experience to make learning a memorable one. If you want to pursue a career in agriculture and related disciplines, the NRDC is the right place for you!

For Admissions And Other Information

P.O. BOX 310099
Tel: (+260) 211 283 698/(+260) 211 382 336/(+260) 211 282 495
Fax: (+260) 211 - 28 24 97

NRDC Website

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