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Minister Nyiira plegdes government support to Makerere university Innovations

The Minister of State for Agriculture Zerubabel Nyiira has pledged government support to innovations in science and technology at Makerere University as a cornerstone for the country

Mak Vice Chancellor calls for better pay for University staff

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has appealed to government to provide better pay to University staff to curb the brain drain. Baryamureeba was on 16th January 2012 speaking during the 62nd Graduation at the University Freedom Square, He said the University Council has constituted a task force to review the University structure and staff

Soil Science Graduate students get Laptops

Fifteen students undertaking Masters in Soil Science have acquired laptops worth 15 thousand USD courtesy of the Alliance for the Handing over the laptops, the Project Lead Researcher Dr. Lukman Mulumba advised students to concentrate

Minister James Mutende visits CAES and pledges support to Agricultural projects

The Minister of State for Industry and Technology, James Mutende has pledged government commitment to support the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) to spur agricultural and economic development in the country. The minster on 5th January 2012 visited the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering to familiarize with the activities taking place at the Food Technology and Incubation Mutende decried the poor state of agriculture in the country citing the persistent subsistence farming among coffee and tea farmers including the underutilization of up to 30% of Uganda

MUCAES Publishes Four New Books for Secondary Schools

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University has published three books on Agriculture for secondary schools and colleges to promote agriculture and beef up Uganda Speaking during the University Media Week, the college communications officer, Jane Anyango said the agricultural books were authored by one of the longest

Makerere in Multi Field Trials for More New Soybean Varieties

Makerere University College of Agricultural Sciences is conducting multi field trials to scale up the production of new soya bean varieties with multiple attributes. Over 500 materials are in six multi-trial locations. Speaking to journalists during Makerere University media week on 16 the December 2011, Assistant researcher Soya breeding Programme Tonny Obua identified the trial locations as Kabanyolo and Namulonge for central Uganda: Jinja and Budaka (East), Ngeta - Lira (North).

Soil Testing Kit and Bio Fertilizer Technologies Developed

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (MUCAES) has succeeded in assembling some testing reagents that can evaluate soil nutrients. The college has also developed a Nitrogen Bio- fertilizer to boost production of leguminous crops in Uganda and the region. Peter Ssenyonga, a technician Department of Agricultural Production told participants during the Media Week that with a well established Biological Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory (BNF), the department has developed a Soil Testing Kit and a Bio - fertilizer to contribute towards solving the problem of food insecurity

MAK Media Week ends with CAES Showcasing Five Innovations

Makerere University on Friday 16th December, 2011 concluded its Media week that started on 12th December 2011. The Media Week was meant to show case university innovations in different colleges and schools under the theme,

The nine colleges and the School of Law exhibited their innovations in pairs where different media houses were invited. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(CAES) displayed five innovations ending the Media Week.


East African Universities meet to discuss Climate Change Science Curriculum

A meeting to develop curriculum that meets the needs of East African universities to build capacities in climate change science, adaptation and mitigation has been concluded at Entebbe Botanical Beach Hotel Kampala. Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(MUCAES) which is taking the lead The Principal Investigator of the project who is also Ag. Principal MUCAES Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa welcomed the participants and underscored the importance of the meeting,

The President of the Republic of Uganda

The President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commended Makerere Universityfor her innovations describing it as a renaissance.

President Museveni was inspecting stalls showcasing the innovations from different colleges and launched the new electric car the KIIRA EV at CEDAT Upper grounds.


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