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Eight (8)

Research Centres

Fourteen (14)

Research Institutes

Two (2)

Principal CAES

About Us

The evolution of the College of Agricultural and Enviromental Sciences (CAES) rates back to 1920’s when the first agricultural programme was introduced at Makerere University to offer certificates in agriculture related-courses. Over the years, due to the transition of Makerere University into a collegiate system, CAES became one of the 10 constituent colleges of Makerere University. The College was formed through a merger of the former: (i) Faculty of Agriculture, (ii) Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, (iii) Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources; and (iv) the Department of Geography, resulting into three schools: School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS), School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering (SFTNB), and the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences (SFEGS), which together have eight Departments. 

Our Mandate

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) continues to deliver on it’s mandate of undertaking basic, strategic and applied research and development in the broader areas of agriculture, food technology and  malnutrition, forest management and environment, and natural resources management. In agriculture, research and development programmes have focused on enhancing farmer centred approaches, climate smart agricultural systems, value chain improvement for the achievement of food and nutritional security, livelihood improvement and overall rural development. The college is also facilitating the national development agenda through research, education and outreach in transformative agriculture, food security and sustainable environmental systems.

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Agricultural Extension Education, Agribusiness Management, . Agriculture and Rural Innovation, Enviromental Health Science, . Agriculture, Human Nutrition, Social Entrepreneural Forestry, Conservation Forestry and Products Technoogy, Food Science and Technology, Community Forestry, Environmental Management, Agricultural Land Use and Management, Environmental Science, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Meteorology, Wood Science and Technology, Tourism