Dr. Anthony Mwije
Dr. Mwije is an agriculturalist by both training and profession. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Production. With over 12 years’ experience in crop/plant/horticultural propagation and production systems, Dr. Mwije is broadly interested in finding ways on how to enhance the quantity and quality of produce at farm level especially for those growers engaging in fruit and nursery production.
Dr. Anthony Mwije is a Ugandan-born agriculturalist with speciality in Crop and horticultural sciences. He obtained Ph.D. in Horticultural Science in 2020 at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. As the very first beneficiary of the RUFORUM’s Graduate Teaching Assistant program, his Ph.D. was supported by RUFORUM member universities (Makerere and Stellenbosch) and Carnegie Corporation of New York. His Ph.D. studies focused on understanding the role of boron and calcium on biochemistry and subsequent resistance of the apple (Malus domestica, Borkh) fruit peel to sunburn.
He also obtained MSc. Crop Science with a bias in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Makerere University in 2015. The regional programs BIOEARN /BIOINNOVATE and as well again Carnegie Corporation of New York (NGAA Project Cohort 1) were involved in the funding of the study which focused on the heritability of drought traits in selected Ugandan sweetpotato cultivars. The Government of Uganda funded his BSc. Agriculture (Crop Science) obtained in 2009 at Makerere University and as well the Diploma in Science (Biology and Chemistry) Education obtained in 2002 at Kyambogo University.
At BSc level, he worked as research assistant at the Makerere Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, where he investigated the frequency and impact of somaclonal variations on banana farms established from tissue culture plantlets. Currently, he is a lecturer at Makerere University, where he is involved in the teaching and research activities at both under and post graduate levels. He is also a Carnegies Post-Doctoral fellow (2022-2024) attached to the Makerere Regional Center of Crop Improvement (MaRCCI). Dr. Mwije has worked at the Department of Agricultural Production, Makerere University since 2010. Click the link below to download Dr. Mwije’s CV