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President Museveni launches Makerere@90 years celebrations

The President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri  Museveni on Saturday August 4, 2012 launched the beginning of the  one year celebrations to mark 90 years of Makerere University’s existence. Makerere University was founded in 1922.

The celebrations were marked by hoisting the ‘Mak@90’ flag at Makerere University Main gate, now standing alongside the Makerere University flag, the National flag and the East African flag.

After hoisting the flag, the President proceeded to officially open the New Library Extension, at the Makerere University Main Library.

President Museveni waves to staff at the the main gate

The President was later walked through various exhibitions mounted by different Colleges of Makerere University at the Freedom Square. Ag. Principal CAES Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa and his Deputy Prof. Frank Kansiime received the President at CAES stalls and moved the Head of state around different technologies.

The president inspects the Food Science stall

The School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering showcased different technologies including the newly acquire Mobile fruit processor that was stationed in the freedom square and various value added products.

The School of Agricultural sciences exhibited various animal and crop production technologies including the Organic piggery (IMO Technology), Artificial Insemination technology in pigs, Haylage and Silage Making, Manure compost making, The milk booster, The weaners feed, the Soil Testing Kit, The Bio-Fertilizer (Rhizobia), Integrated ICT in agriculture as an extension service, Four varieties of Mak soy and the Banana Tissue Culture. Retired Professor Elly Sabiiti exhibited his newly published agricultural books for secondary and tertiary institutions (2010) edition and gave three copies as gift to the President.

The President and CAES Principal Prof. Kyamanywa at SAS exhibition stall

The School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical sciences exhibited various forestry products  including the Mycorhiza, Shear butter products, HIV/AIDS Medicinal plant Seedlings among others.

The president later laid four foundation stones for the construction of more laboratories and lecture rooms at proposed sites in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), another stone for the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), that of Food Technology and Business Incubation Centre (FTBIC), and a multi-disciplinary research laboratory complex at the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) before addressing the congregation.


The President lays foundation stones for labs and lecturer rooms

In his  speech the President:

  • Congratulated Makerere University for producing the human capital for Uganda,
  • Urged scientists to develop Science and Technology as a cradle for transformation,
  • Promised to work on a low interest revolving fund for student’s innovations and start up capital and,
  • Acknowledged low renumeration for lecturers and appealed to them to be patient and not run away from their people saying, they will be rewarded at the right time.

                         The Presidents cuts the cake before leaving.

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Makerere University, Uganda Police and Prisons Services meet to draft the Memorandum of Understanding

Officials from Makerere University college of Agricultural and Environmental sciences (CAES), Uganda Police and Prisons Services have drafted a memorandum of understanding   to engage in agricultural production and productivity. The draft memorandum awaits the Solicitor General’s clearance.

Flanked by Dean School of Agricultural Sciences, Ag Principal CAES, Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa on July 6, 2012 met and discussed the memorandum with Commissioner General Uganda Prisons and officials from police at the Prisons headquarters in Kampala .

Ag. Principal Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa and Dr. Patrick Okori at the Prisons Headquarters in Kampala.

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Tottori University -Japan seeks collaboration with Makerere University

Representatives from Tottori University Japan on July 6, 2012,visited Makerere University to discuss some of the issues they would like to bring to the attention of the University in regard to their proposed collaboration.

Associate professor Nishihara Eiji accompanied by Doctoral student Frank Kalema paid a courtesy call to the Ag. Principal College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Prof Samuel Kyamanywa who  led them to  the Vice Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba.

Dr. Moses Tenywa, Assoc. Prof. Nishihara Eiji, Ag. Principal CAES Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa and Graduate student  Frank Kalema leave CAES for a meeting with the VC.

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The IGP impromptu visit to CAES; seeking expertise in mindset change and technologies to improve agricultural productivity for food security and job creation.

The Inspector General of Police Lt. General Kale Kayihura on Friday July 20, 2012 made an impromptu visit to Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) to see what was taking place and discuss possible collaboration with Ugandan forces in various aspects.

CAES, the Uganda Police and Prisons services have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding for a tripartite partnership to help the forces improve on agricultural productivity for self sufficiency, start programs for mindset change and equip the youth with entrepreneurial skills to address the problem of unemployment.

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Second cohort of the NOMA project to advance MSc. in Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance at Makerere University Launched

The second cohort of the Norwegian Programme for Master Development (NOMA) project to advance Master studies in Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance in Norway, South Africa and Uganda has been launched. This pioneer model; involving 5 academic institutions in 3 countries and 2 continents, is the first of this kind in Africa and in the World to link nutrition, human rights and governance  issues that are critical conditions for social development.

The ceremony was held at the School of Food science Nutrition and Bio engineering on July 16, 2012 and presided over by the ambassador of the government of Kingdom of Norway to Uganda.

Sissel Idland being welcomed by the Ag. Principal Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa

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Farmers in Eastern Uganda get Drought Tolerant sorghum variety MK60

Farmers in the Eastern district of Serere, Palisa, Kumi and Bukedea have got a  new sorghum variety  MK 60 that is not only drought resistant but also early maturing and high yielding than existing local varieties.

Researchers at Makerere University  have been carrying  out research in partnership with farmers since 2005.The research work was funded by Bio  - Innovate and McKnight Foundation in partnership with P'KWI.

One of the experimental gardens in Bukedea

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Open up! Scientists urged to move innovations from the laboratory to the market

In the Ugandan society, scientist feature less as celebrities. In fact, it is common for a small politician like an LC 1, an artist with basic education and even a sex worker to make headlines in the media than a University professor who burns fingers in the laboratory for 20 years to invent a product to improve millions of lives.

Scientists and communicators pose for a group photo after the science communication workshop in Kigali

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  1. Digital Plant Growth Chamber opened at Kabanyolo
  2. School of Agricultural Sciences reviews the Recess Term curriculum
  3. Phase I of the research into HIV drug complete: Prof John Tabuti takes feedback to Traditional healers
  4. Recess Term activities officially launched - Students urged to change their mindset and be innovative
  5. School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS) gets new Dean
  6. FANRPAN Uganda Node launched
  7. Makerere to implement new Regional PhD program in Agricultural and Rural Innovations First intake takes effect from September – October 2012
  8. Makerere and Xiangtan University to start academic collaboration
  9. Utilizing sugarcane industrial wastes for animal feeds and fuel: CAES makes a Milk booster and Briquettes from sugar cane molasses and trash.
  10. The briquettes as an alternative source of fuel to conserve the environment.
  11. Integrating ICT in Agriculture as an extension service to address farmer’s challenges
  12. US earmarks $150 million for Agriculture and Nutrition activities in Uganda, says Deputy Director USAID Mission
  13. Senegalese Delegation visits MUARIK
  14. CAES acquires a modern state-of- the art Biotechnology laboratory
  15. Makerere breeds sweet sorghum variety for food and Bio fuel production
  16. CAES celebrates Kabanyolo Day
  17. IMO – Organic Piggery Technology for improved yields at minimum costs: No smell, no noise, no treatment
  18. The “Feed Lot” –New technology to increase beef production in Uganda
  19. Animal scientists call for a policy to protect Range lands
  20. Prof. Elly Sabiiti joins Membership Advisory Committee of the AAS
  21. CAES students offer career guidance in Gulu district
  22. Bwaise III sanitation pollutants contaminate surface and ground water including Lake Victoria- Says new Mak study
  23. CAES develops Climate Sciences courses for integration in its curricula: Creation of the Climate Change Center also in the offing
  24. Minister Nabugera visits VicRes project experimental nursery garden - calls for conservation of traditional medicinal plants
  25. Climate change Experts embark on research to develop drought resistant coffee variety
  26. International Accreditation Team evaluates MSc. Prog in Integrated Watershed Management (IWM)
  27. The Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology Hails CAES School of Food Technology for the job well done.
  28. Another farmer in Nabweru benefits from Mak Pig Artificial Insemination Technology
  29. MUCAES in a 250 billion project proposal to shift to Kabanyolo
  30. Minister Nyiira plegdes government support to Makerere university Innovations
  31. Mak Vice Chancellor calls for better pay for University staff
  32. Soil Science Graduate students get Laptops
  33. Minister James Mutende visits CAES and pledges support to Agricultural projects
  34. MUCAES Publishes Four New Books for Secondary Schools
  35. Makerere in Multi Field Trials for More New Soybean Varieties
  36. Soil Testing Kit and Bio Fertilizer Technologies Developed
  37. MAK Media Week ends with CAES Showcasing Five Innovations
  38. East African Universities meet to discuss Climate Change Science Curriculum
  39. The President of the Republic of Uganda
  40. Mak Don Optimistic About New HIV/AIDS Drugs, Says It Will Reduce Dependence on Donor ARVs
  41. E.D Ruforum Excites Primary Pupils
  42. New Ugandan Cassava Virus Discovered
  43. Mak's John Quinn's app tackles cassava mosaic spread
  44. MUCAES Principal Urges Freshers to Utilize Knowledge and Skills to Solve Societal Problems.
  45. Mak Chancellor Appeals To Government For More Affirmative Action For Scholarship For Girls In Northern Uganda.
  46. Two CAES Students awarded PhDs at a Special Graduation.
  47. CAEC Promotes Marram Bricks and Bio-Gas Technology.
  48. IOWA State Proffessor hails CAES for unique USA
  49. CAES Staff wins the first Africa College Prize.
  50. MUCAES Wins Agricultural Show
  51. MUK Chancelor, Kagonyera's impromptu visit to FTNB
  52. Dangerous Weed Invades Uganda: CAES Carries Out Research On Control Measures
  53. Principal calls for support to Universities to realise Economic Development
  54. CMAAE to Create Wealth to Farmers in Africa Through Agric Research
  55. CAES students excel in Mpigi

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