The department was established with the establishment of Faculty of Agriculture at South Valley University. The department is considered one of the leading scientific departments in the field of agricultural extension and economics in Egypt and Arab world. In addition, the department also provides:
• Services to all departments of the faculty.
• Research and studies in economics of Egyptian agriculture.
• Agricultural extension services and studies of social phenomena and problems.
• Developmental plans for rural communities.
• Extensional and developmental programs.