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H.E Mahama Urges African Govts to Invest in Agric Research

The President of Ghana H.E John Dramani Mahama has challenged African governments to give more money to their universities to be able to carry out more applicable research.

President Dramani Mahama made the call in a speech read for him by the Vice President H.E Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur (pictured) at the official opening of the 6th Africa Agricultural Science Week and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) General Assembly running from 15th – 20th July at Accra International Centre, Ghana.


6th FARA Conference ends in Accra, Ghana

  • Mak Don, Dr. Donald Kugonza wins a prize  for young scientists
  • Participants applaud Makerere for her technologies and innovations
  • The Soil Testing Kit, Omulondo liquer excite participants
  • Mak dons represent the University in different fora.

The 6th Africa Agriculture Science week and FARA General meeting ended Saturday 20 July, 2013 at Accra International Conference Centre Ghana. The conference commenced on July 15 and attracted over 1200 delegates including agricultural ministers, specialized agencies, universities, farmer organizations, private sector, civil society, research centers, regional and international organizations and donors among others.

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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

In conjuction with Masaka Diocese Development Organisation (CARITAS-MADDO), a church based NGO,Makerere University has supported ten farmers to construct water tanks for harvesting water from their roofs for both domestic use and irrigation of their kitchen gardens during the dry season. In addition, groups of farmers have also been assisted to set-up small holder irrigation systems to take advantage of a stream that runs through the village to grow high value crops such as vegetables.

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Makerere Launches training program for Plant doctors and nurses.

  • Initiative spearheaded by CABI through Plantwise
  • Aim is to ensure that at least by 2015 a million of farmers will have access to the information that they need to produce more and loose less
  • Graduates to establish and manage plant clinics
  • Plant doctors take modular courses  in  major crop diseases and pest diagnosis  and offer practical recommendations
  • Training to be integrated in University curriculum
  • In-service training of plant doctors to be accredited by Makerere University  

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has launched a training program for plant doctors  starting with the current Undergraduate BSc Agriculture students on Recess term training at the University Research Institute at Kabanyolo. The initiative funded by donor funds is spearheaded by CABI through Plantwise - a global initiative that helps countries develop a sustainable national plant health system.

                                 Participants pose for  a group photo after the launch

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Makerere takes Climate change project to Mayuge to encourage farmers to plant trees

  • Prof. John Tabuti holds research dissemination workshop on tree planting
  • Farmers endorse study findings as true information that was obtained
  • Study documents 11 multipurpose tree species   valued by farmers
  • Tree pests, drought, land scarcity, planting materials identified as key challenges to tree cultivation.
  • Farmers demand for more extension services and strict measures  to guide  sugarcane growing in the area

 Uganda like other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa is already severely and disproportionately affected by climate change and vulnerable to future variability, and yet has the least capacity to respond.

With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Makerere University has been provided with a grant to develop the country and regional capacity to stem the challenge posed by climate change through the project titled, “Strengthening East African Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Capacity through Training, Research and Policy Interventions”.

This initiative will develop capacity to address critical issues of climate change adaptation research, policy development and implementation in East Africa. In addition, it will help to create a regional climate change community of practice with East Africa-focused collaborators.

 Current major thrust being undertaken by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences include Curriculum review and reform to address climate change; Creation of a national think-tank to guide policy, research and reform processes in the University and country; Marshalling national and regional human resources via a regional community of practice and Critical research on climate change adaptation.

Muyuge scenary as pictured from the Local government headquarters. Farmers plant multipurpose trees mostly  edible for income and food.

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Makerere Constructs Valley Tanks for Nakasongola Residents

  • 3 year Project costs 150,000 Euros
  • New valley Tank drilled  for human use
  • Animal dam that was built in 1967  reconstructed  and widened
  • Water pump with capacity of pumping  4000 litres on 0.6 Litres of petrol procured
  • A 70 ft wide water  trough with the capacity of 4000 litres  of water constructed
  • Makerere Dons Appeal to District Water Department to own the project.

Residents of Kanyonyi village, Wanzogi - Subcounty ,  Kalungi Parish in Nakasongola district have got two valley Tanks courtesy of Makerere University. The three year project titled strengthening Universities Capacities for Mitigating Climate Induced Vulnerabilities in East Africa (WATERCAP) started in 2011 at an estimated cost of 150,000 Euros. Another site is being worked upon in Rakai district.

The project was an initiative from RUFORUM an umbrella where different Universities in Africa come together to do training and research. It is led by Makerere University Assoc. Prof. Paul Kibwika as the Principal Investigator and Dr. Florence Kyazze from the department of Extensions and Innovation studies assisted by Engineer Nicholas Kiggundu from Agricultural Bio systems engineering.

This project is aimed at harnessing water and its use especially production in water stressed areas.  Makerere University is collaborating with Egerton University (Kenya), RUFORUM which is an umbrella organization for African Universities, and Bok University in Austria.

  Reconstructed and widened dam for cattle in Kanyonyi village

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Makerere’s Mobile Fruit Factory Launched in Yumbe

  • Processes 20 tonnes of mangoes in five days, the juice to be sold to Kampala companies that can make retail packs but some to be utilised by the Business Incubation Centre
  • Farmers paid 200/= per kilogram
  • Mango supply exceeds the capacity of the machine
  • Residents demand for more mobile machines or a permanent factory






























RDC rep. Baluku Alozio (infront) followed by IGP representative Capt. Musherure move to launch the machine

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

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