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Makerere University, Uganda Police and Prisons flag off the Mobile Fruit Processor for Mango juice extraction in Yumbe .

Makerere University in partnership with Uganda Police and Prisons has flagged off a Mobile Fruit Factory to Yumbe district to extract Mango juice as part of the initiative to address post harvest loses and value addition for farmers produce.

The Mobile Fruit Processor was flagged off by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Elizabeth Muwanga at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio- engineering on the 16th May, 2013 about 10:00 am and would arrive in Yumbe district at around Midnight. Also present at the function were representatives of the Uganda Prisons led by   Andrew Kisitu and University officials.

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CAES holds dialogue with parliamentarians on climate change: Presents curriculum review efforts and research findings for policy guidance

Scientists  from Makerere University  College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(CAES) working on a climate change project on April 17th 2013 engaged  Parliamentary committees of Agriculture, Natural resources and climate change to update them on what the university was doing in regard to addressing the impact of climate change.

The climate change policy dialogue was held at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala on the project titled, “Strengthening East African Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation capacity through Training Research and Policy Intervention.

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Ag. Deputy Principal - CAES hands over office

Ag. Deputy Principal College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Prof. Frank Kansiime has handed offer office to the New Deputy Principal Dr. Goretti  Nabanoga Nsubuga. The ceremony was held on Friday 10th May 2013 in the conference room School of Agricultural sciences.

Dr. Goretti Nabanoga received the instruments of power which included the keys to the office and files mainly University policies and college documents. Items in the office included a desktop computer, an office desk, executive chair, foldable table, a shelf, one locker, two telephone headsets, a small table to hold a printer and printing paper .It was reported that a printer had been ordered.

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CAES through the 90 years

From a mere subject,  “Agriculture”  to  a small Faculty of Agriculture in the 1920’s, Makerere University College  of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(CAES) was born and has now  been identified  as one of the most vibrant colleges in  the region and a  centre of leadership  for post graduate training, research and innovations .

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Food Science student domesticates and adds value to traditional Goose berries

Goose berries traditionally known as Ntuntunu in Luganda is a traditional wild fruit that many natives would come across in the bush. The plant yields heavily and when ripe it is mostly consumed by picking the fruit, opening it and chewing. However, the growing population and pressure on the environment means that the fruit can no longer survive as bushes are cleared for settlement and farming.

Makerere Food Science student Vincent Ssekagya is one of the brains that saw the business potential of the goose berries and decided to domesticate and add value to the goose berries. Today, he has gone commercial and produces three products namely goose berry jam, goose berry juice and wine under the brand name VICRIS.

                 The goose berry plant and fruits ready for harvesting.

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New Secondary School Curriculum infused with climate change issues set for 2016 says NCDC

A revised Lower Secondary School Curriculum infused with climate change issues  is in the offing. Sekandwa Ronald from the Social Studies Learning Area disclosed this while  representing the coordinator of Climate Change Education in National Curriculum Development Centre(NCDC) during the seminar on Integrating  Climate Change  Issues into Education held on February 27,2013 at Makerere university School of Food Science.

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The Horticulture Newsletter launched

Makerere University Horticulture Students Association (MUHOSA) has launched a News letter dubbed, “The Horticulture Newsletter.” after   three years of its existence following MUHOSA formation in August 2010. This was in line with MUHOSA‘s objectives of creating awareness about Horticulture in the University as a way of contributing to the development of the horticulture sector of the country.

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Department of Agricultural Bio systems engineering gets new head

Prof. Noble E. Banadda is the new head department of Agricultural Bio systems engineering (DABE). This is one of the two departments that constitute the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering.

Outgoing head Assoc. Prof. William Kyamuhangire handed over the instruments of power to Prof. Noble Banadda at a hand over ceremony presided over by the Ag. Deputy Principal Prof. Frank Kansiime at the school premises on February 28, 2013.

Assoc. Prof. William Kyamuhangire hands over the instruments of power to the new head, Prof. Noble Banadda

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

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