The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies is located in El-Obied, Sudan, 560 kilometers to the southwest of Khartoum. The area of Kordofan has a fragile natural resource base. Desertification and soil degradation are very active and greatly influence the livelihood of people in the area. The Faculty, which was the first faculty opened at the University of Kordofan, has been chosen as a model faculty for its counterparts in Sudan. The Faculty tackles agricultural sciences (crops and livestock; forestry and range sciences) with special emphasis on natural resources and environmental studies. The Faculty is located in a fragile environment exacerbated by irrational use of natural resources. The faculty trains students at the advanced diploma BSc (honors), MSc, and PhD levels.