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School of Agricultural Sciences reviews the Recess Term curriculum

Makerere University School of Agricultural Sciences has revised its Recess Term curriculum to promote practical learning and churn out graduates suitable for the job market.

The decision was championed by the new Dean School of Agricultural Sciences Dr. Patrick Okori, following a meeting with students at  the launch of the recess term activities at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo on June 4, 2011. Over 100 students in the fields of Agriculture, Food science and Horticulture undergo their training at the institute for a period of eight weeks after sitting theoretical exams every year.

Dean SAS, Dr. Patrick Okori  during the review exercise

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Phase I of the research into HIV drug complete: Prof John Tabuti takes feedback to Traditional healers

The first phase of the research into the development of an HIV/AIDS drug from medicinal plants has been finalized. Makerere University under the umbrella organization of the Inter-University Council of East Africa embarked on a three year project aimed at producing drugs to alleviate HIV/AIDS in East Africa.

The three year project titled “Value chain analysis and development of plant-derived medicinal products for management of HIV/AIDS in the face of climate change in the Lake Victoria basin” is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and is implemented by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), through the Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes).

Makerere  Ethnobatanist Prof. John Tabuti who is the lead researcher, was on June 6, 2012, at PROMETRA Uganda  in Mpigi district  in a research dissemination workshop to give a feedback of the information that was collected from  traditional healers from Mpigi, Butambala and Gomba districts.

Traditional healers  arriving at PROMETRA Uganda Traditional healers institute Mpigi

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Recess Term activities officially launched - Students urged to change their mindset and be innovative

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has officially launched the recess term activities at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo as a routine exercise to equip students with practical skills by turning theory into practice.

Over 120 students in the fields of Agriculture, Food science and Horticulture are to undergo their training at the institute over a period of eight weeks. The students were dispatched on the May 28, 2012 after sitting theoretical exams.

Dr. Okori Launching the recess term activities at MUARIK

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School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS) gets new Dean

Associate Professor, Patrick Okori has been appointed as the new Dean Makerere University School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS). Dr. Okori officially assumed office and the instruments of power on June 4, 2012 during the handover ceremony that was presided over by the Ag. Principal Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa. Dr. Okori replaces Assoc. Prof Bernard Bashaasha who resigned in November 201I.

At its 479th meeting held on May 15 and 16th 2012, the Makerere University appointments Board appointed Dr. Patrick Okori as the Dean of the School of Agricultural Sciences.

Associate Prof. Patrick Okori – Incoming Dean SAS in his new office

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FANRPAN Uganda Node launched

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has launched     a national  multi-stakeholder program - the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN Node Uganda)  that will support the development of better food, agriculture and natural resources policies in Africa.

The steering committee Uganda FANRPAN Node was on Thursday May 24, 2012 nominated bringing together representatives from government, farmer organizations, researchers, academia, private sector, parliamentarians, civil society and the media at function held at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio enginee ring.

A group Photo of the Interim steering committee and other participants during the launch

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Makerere to implement new Regional PhD program in Agricultural and Rural Innovations First intake takes effect from September – October 2012

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will this year enroll students for a new regional PhD program code named“Agricultural and Rural Innovations (ARI)”. Makerere is among the pioneers in the world universities for coming up with this type of PhD program.

Representatives of the three East African Universities and partners, Principal CAES Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa, Mak Academic Registrar James Okello, Mak Dean School of Agricultural Sciences Dr. Bernard Bashaasha and Director RUFORUM Prof. Adipala Ekwamu launching ARI prospectus.

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Makerere and Xiangtan University to start academic collaboration

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Xiangtan University of China have opened ties for collaboration in terms of research, staff and student exchange.

This was reached during a meeting among the staff from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), the College of Engineering Design,Art and Technology (CEDAT)  and Chinese delegation from Xiangtan University  held on May 9, 2012 at the School of Agricultural Sciences Conference Room.


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

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