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Prof. Elly Sabiiti joins Membership Advisory Committee of the AAS

The Governing Council of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has nominated Prof. Elly Sabiiti to serve as a member on the Advisory Committee. This follows the Council

In a request letter to Prof. Sabiiti, Secretary General AAS, Dr. Shem Arungu- Olende indicated that Prof. Sabiiti would serve in the field of Agricultural Sciences adding that the academy was committed to streamlining and modernizing these membership development processes to make them less time consuming and deficient.

CAES students offer career guidance in Gulu district

About 70 students from Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Saturday March 31st 2012 took off to Gulu district schools to give fellow students

Bwaise III sanitation pollutants contaminate surface and ground water including Lake Victoria- Says new Mak study

Surface and underground water in Bwaise III is heavily contaminated. Dangerous nutrients from sanitation pollutants end up in L. Victoria posing a public health and environmental threat. A new study by Makerere University has revealed. Bwaise III, a

SCUSA stands for integrated approaches and strategies to address the sanitation crisis in unsewered slum areas in African mega-cities. The project is a cooperation between UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Makerere University and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). The research focused on developing criteria on how researchers and implementers can select appropriate technologies suitable for different practical situations based on what has been implemented elsewhere.

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CAES develops Climate Sciences courses for integration in its curricula: Creation of the Climate Change Center also in the offing

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is to streamline climate change sciences in its programs as a strategy to equip graduates with knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour to deal with climate change issues, adaptation and mitigation.

This was revealed during a three day Curriculum Review consultative meeting held from March 27.

Minister Nabugera visits VicRes project experimental nursery garden - calls for conservation of traditional medicinal plants

The minister of state for environment Flavia Nubugera has expressed concern over the level of environmental degradation and deforestation calling upon the public to actively participate in tree planting.

The minister was on Friday March 16 ,2012 speaking at the

The minister said she was interested in the work that was going on, particularly the aspect of tree planting and preservation of indigenous trees which are of value to society. She warned of serious environmental consequences if the environment is not sustainably used.

Climate change Experts embark on research to develop drought resistant coffee variety

Climate change experts have warned that Coffee and Banana production in Uganda will be affected by climate change as temperatures are expected to rise by 2 degrees Celsius in the next few decades.

This was disclosed during a half day workshop organized as part of the International Course,

In his opening remarks, the Deputy Principal, CAES Prof. Frank Kansiime told participants that climate change is no longer an issue but how to handle it.

International Accreditation Team evaluates MSc. Prog in Integrated Watershed Management (IWM)

An international Accreditation Team of seven experts on February 8, 2012 spend a full day at Makerere University to evaluate the approved program, Master of Science in Integrated Watershed Management (MSc. IWM ) for international accreditation.

The Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology Hails CAES School of Food Technology for the job well done.

The Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology has pledged its commitment to support the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in terms of finance, advocacy and marketing to ensure that her products and activities are known to the public.

The committee led by Vice chairperson Eng. Kafeero Ssekitoleko was on

The committee visited the Food parlor, the Food Technology and Business Incubation Center (FTBIC), inspected a few laboratories and commended the University for the job welldone,

Another farmer in Nabweru benefits from Mak Pig Artificial Insemination Technology

A subsistence farmer, Senfuka Henry of North Zone Muwaguza Wakiso district

Assistant Researcher Robert Natumanya said the farmer sought help for this technology after several attempts to get the boar failed,

MUCAES in a 250 billion project proposal to shift to Kabanyolo

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (MUCAES) is developing a grand plan to relocate the college at Kabanyolo. The relocation is to be affected within 5 to 10 years in phases at an estimated cost of UGX 250 billion. The repositioning of the college is aimed at developing modern infrastructure to enhance innovative teaching, learning, and research and outreach services that are responsive to emerging national and global needs in agricultural development, sustainable use of natural resources and environmental management.

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