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Makerere Breeds 20 High yielding, Drought and Disease tolerant Sweet potato varieties code-named Kabanyolo Sweet Potatoes (KSP)

  • Scientists call for a policy on seed systems to curb the spread of crop pests and diseases.
  • District NAADS officer appeals to farmers? mindset change and adoption new technologies.
  • Farmers eye Tallow oil industry as potential market, want low interest loans and technical support to expand farmlands for sweet potato production.

Makerere University Department of Agricultural Production has bred new sweet potato varieties that are high yielding, tolerant to drought and sweet potato viruses. The varieties were unveiled in Gorooba village, Buraru parish, Byabigambire? subcounty in Hoima district during an open day for? participatory variety evaluation? for farmers to choose what they think was the best variety for them based on yield and colour on November 1st 2013.

The different varieties after harvesting in Hoima

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African Universities Rapped on limited adoption of e-learning – Expert warns that non-ICT compliant Professors face extinction

Professors in African Universities have been advised to adopt the new Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools for teaching and learning for improved service delivery   or else face extinction. This featured in one of the key note presentations at the just concluded African Crop Science Society Conference held at Entebbe, Uganda from 14-17 October 2013.

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Makerere holds the 11th Biennial African Crop Science Society Conference

  • Conference attracts 339  participants from 27 countries
  • MAK Prof. Bernard Bashaasha  gets award for excellent presentation
  • AU Commissioner H.E Rhoda Tumusiime urges universities and institutions of higher learning to intensify efforts to produce entrepreneurs and not just office bearers.
  • Professional associations urged on evidence based advice and policy advocacy     

The 11th African Crop Science Society conference has ended in Entebbe. The conference was organised by Makerere University in collaboration with Regional University’s Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and the Presidential Initiative for Banana Industrial Development (PIBID). Other collaborators were the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI), National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and Busitema University.

Initially the conference was supposed to be hosted by Cameroon which bid in 2011.  Four months to the conference, Cameroon stepped down and Makerere University stepped in to organise the conference.

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Makerere flags off 31 Agriculture students to Israel for paid internship


  • President pledges to reward students who get at least 75%  mark by doubling  their savings using  the Youth Fund 
  •  Education Ministry to clear  about 6000 US Dollar bill for students who had failed to raise the air tickets.
  •  Mak chancellor implores government to plan for agricultural graduates, revisit the Universal Education and Graduated tax policy and hold a national education stakeholders dialogue to address the teachers plight.
  • Makerere top Managers  plead with  government to take over its wage bill

President Yoweri Museveni has flagged off 31 students to Israel on a one year paid  internship. 26 students were second years undertaking BSc. Agric and BSc. Horticulture from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 3 graduates from the same college and 2 students from Busitema University.

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CAES Substantive Principal Prof. Bernard Bashaasha Takes Over Office

  • Thanks former leadership for steering the college system
  • Reiterates his campaign promises of transparency and humility
  • Calls for unity to address CAES Challenges

The former Ag. Principal CAES Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa handed over office to the Substantive Principal Prof. Bernard Bashaasha on August 1, 2013.  The handover ceremony was moderated by the Deputy Principal Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga at the conference hall, School of Agricultural Sciences. It was attended by the college and university staff including representatives from the Directorate for Internal Audit and that of the Human Resources.

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CAES Holds MUARIK Field Day

  • Participants hail students projects and demonstrations.
  • Uganda Police promises jobs
  • About 100 students graduate as plant doctors

On 1st August 2013, Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) held the Kabonyolo Field Day to mark the end of recess term training. About 100 students graduated with certificates in Plant Doctoring.

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Makerere University Climate Change Research and Innovations Centre(MUCCRI) Launched

Like other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Uganda is already severely affected by climate change and vulnerable to future variability. With the majority of Uganda’s population and economy largely depended on natural resources mainly rain fed agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism among others, climate change will adversely affect Uganda’s socio-economic transformation efforts. The situation is exacerbated further by lack of capacity to respond.

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  1. H.E Mahama Urges African Govts to Invest in Agric Research
  2. 6th FARA Conference ends in Accra, Ghana
  3. Makerere Shines in Accra as 6th AASW Kicks Off
  4. Makerere University Supports Small Holder Farmers in Rakai District to Harvest Water and to Set-up Small scale Irrigation Gardens to Cope with Effects of Climate
  5. Makerere Launches training program for Plant doctors and nurses.
  6. Makerere takes Climate change project to Mayuge to encourage farmers to plant trees
  7. Makerere Constructs Valley Tanks for Nakasongola Residents
  8. Makerere’s Mobile Fruit Factory Launched in Yumbe
  9. Makerere University, Uganda Police and Prisons flag off the Mobile Fruit Processor for Mango juice extraction in Yumbe .
  10. CAES holds dialogue with parliamentarians on climate change: Presents curriculum review efforts and research findings for policy guidance
  11. Ag. Deputy Principal - CAES hands over office
  12. CAES through the 90 years
  13. Food Science student domesticates and adds value to traditional Goose berries
  14. New Secondary School Curriculum infused with climate change issues set for 2016 says NCDC
  15. The Horticulture Newsletter launched
  16. Department of Agricultural Bio systems engineering gets new head
  17. Agricultural Scientists raise hope for the New Food Crop the “Yam bean”-
  18. IDRC Visits CAES
  19. CAES Meets Assistant IGP Elizabeth Muwanga
  20. Two Publications on Sanitation and Waste Management out
  21. CAES holds workshop to train Agricultural Extension workers
  22. Over 450 graduate from CAES : Mak Chancellor Prof. Mondo Kagonyera warns of impending Food crisis calling for more investments in Agriculture and other sectors
  23. CAES Celebrates the Institutional and Individual Awards Won Since Turning Collegiate
  24. Makerere Signs Pact with Tottori University Japan: Student/staff exchange, Establishment of an Agro – Technology Park, part of the deal
  25. Prof. Joyce Kikafunda Receives Nestle Nutrition Institute in Africa Award (NNINA) 2012
  26. S. Korea’s Saemul Movement introduced as an effective rural development model to spiral economic transformation in developing countries
  27. School of Food Technology wins UMA Show Award 2012
  28. Makerere wins the AGRF Award 2012
  29. Makerere in a new project deal with USAID and MSU
  30. The 3rd RUFORUM Biennial Conference Held at Entebbe
  31. Makerere implements the New ARI PhD Program
  32. Uganda Police and Makerere tour youth Enterprises in Kampala: CAES to provide technical expertise in a campaign to combat crime and unemployment among the youth
  33. President Museveni launches Makerere@90 years celebrations
  34. Makerere University, Uganda Police and Prisons Services meet to draft the Memorandum of Understanding
  35. Tottori University -Japan seeks collaboration with Makerere University
  36. CAES holds Kabanyolo Field day: AIGP Andrew Sorowen says Police ready to partner with the University to enhance agricultural production and entrepreneurial skills.
  37. The IGP impromptu visit to CAES; seeking expertise in mindset change and technologies to improve agricultural productivity for food security and job creation.
  38. Second cohort of the NOMA project to advance MSc. in Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance at Makerere University Launched
  39. Farmers in Eastern Uganda get Drought Tolerant sorghum variety MK60
  40. Open up! Scientists urged to move innovations from the laboratory to the market
  41. Digital Plant Growth Chamber opened at Kabanyolo
  42. School of Agricultural Sciences reviews the Recess Term curriculum
  43. Phase I of the research into HIV drug complete: Prof John Tabuti takes feedback to Traditional healers
  44. Recess Term activities officially launched - Students urged to change their mindset and be innovative
  45. School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS) gets new Dean
  46. FANRPAN Uganda Node launched
  47. Makerere to implement new Regional PhD program in Agricultural and Rural Innovations First intake takes effect from September – October 2012
  48. Makerere and Xiangtan University to start academic collaboration
  49. Utilizing sugarcane industrial wastes for animal feeds and fuel: CAES makes a Milk booster and Briquettes from sugar cane molasses and trash.
  50. The briquettes as an alternative source of fuel to conserve the environment.
  51. Integrating ICT in Agriculture as an extension service to address farmer’s challenges
  52. US earmarks $150 million for Agriculture and Nutrition activities in Uganda, says Deputy Director USAID Mission
  53. Senegalese Delegation visits MUARIK
  54. CAES acquires a modern state-of- the art Biotechnology laboratory
  55. Makerere breeds sweet sorghum variety for food and Bio fuel production
  56. CAES celebrates Kabanyolo Day
  57. IMO – Organic Piggery Technology for improved yields at minimum costs: No smell, no noise, no treatment
  58. The “Feed Lot” –New technology to increase beef production in Uganda
  59. Animal scientists call for a policy to protect Range lands
  60. Prof. Elly Sabiiti joins Membership Advisory Committee of the AAS
  61. CAES students offer career guidance in Gulu district
  62. Bwaise III sanitation pollutants contaminate surface and ground water including Lake Victoria- Says new Mak study
  63. CAES develops Climate Sciences courses for integration in its curricula: Creation of the Climate Change Center also in the offing
  64. Minister Nabugera visits VicRes project experimental nursery garden - calls for conservation of traditional medicinal plants
  65. Climate change Experts embark on research to develop drought resistant coffee variety
  66. International Accreditation Team evaluates MSc. Prog in Integrated Watershed Management (IWM)
  67. The Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology Hails CAES School of Food Technology for the job well done.
  68. Another farmer in Nabweru benefits from Mak Pig Artificial Insemination Technology
  69. MUCAES in a 250 billion project proposal to shift to Kabanyolo
  70. Minister Nyiira plegdes government support to Makerere university Innovations
  71. Mak Vice Chancellor calls for better pay for University staff
  72. Soil Science Graduate students get Laptops
  73. Minister James Mutende visits CAES and pledges support to Agricultural projects
  74. MUCAES Publishes Four New Books for Secondary Schools
  75. Makerere in Multi Field Trials for More New Soybean Varieties
  76. Soil Testing Kit and Bio Fertilizer Technologies Developed
  77. MAK Media Week ends with CAES Showcasing Five Innovations
  78. East African Universities meet to discuss Climate Change Science Curriculum
  79. The President of the Republic of Uganda
  80. Mak Don Optimistic About New HIV/AIDS Drugs, Says It Will Reduce Dependence on Donor ARVs
  81. E.D Ruforum Excites Primary Pupils
  82. New Ugandan Cassava Virus Discovered
  83. Mak's John Quinn's app tackles cassava mosaic spread
  84. MUCAES Principal Urges Freshers to Utilize Knowledge and Skills to Solve Societal Problems.
  85. Mak Chancellor Appeals To Government For More Affirmative Action For Scholarship For Girls In Northern Uganda.
  86. Two CAES Students awarded PhDs at a Special Graduation.
  87. CAEC Promotes Marram Bricks and Bio-Gas Technology.
  88. IOWA State Proffessor hails CAES for unique USA
  89. CAES Staff wins the first Africa College Prize.
  90. MUCAES Wins Agricultural Show
  91. MUK Chancelor, Kagonyera's impromptu visit to FTNB
  92. Dangerous Weed Invades Uganda: CAES Carries Out Research On Control Measures
  93. Principal calls for support to Universities to realise Economic Development
  94. CMAAE to Create Wealth to Farmers in Africa Through Agric Research
  95. CAES students excel in Mpigi

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