Prof. Samuel Kyamanywa
Kyamanywa, is a retired Professor of Agricultural Entomology on contract in the Department of Agricultural Production Makerere University. He has over 30 years expertise in teaching and conducting research in Agricultural Entomology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). He has served the University in different capacities including: – being a Founding Principal of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, and Head of Department of Crop science. He is a dedicated research who has been a Principle investigator for over 20 research projects worth over US$ 15 million.
He has championed research in and application of Integrated Pest Management. He won an IPM Impact Award in recognition of his contribution towards the implementation of IPM for small-scale farmers in Uganda by the African Association of Insect Scientists. He has supervised 50 MSc and 6 PhD students to completion. He has over 90 publications in International Journals, 65 papers in conference proceedings, three chapters in 3 textbooks, and one handbook.
He is founding Director of the Consortium for Enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (CURAD). He is a member of the Uganda Agricultural Chemicals Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the National Coffee Research Institute.
Samuel Kyamanywa, holds a PhD in Agricultural Entomology from Makerere University, obtained under the African Regional Post graduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS) at the ICIPE in Nairobi Kenya, and a BSc in Agriculture from Makerere University. He joined Makerere University 1993 as a lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2006. He has been teaching and conducting research in Agricultural Entomology and pest management for over 30 years.
Between 2011 – 2013 he was appointed as Acting Principal to spearhead the establishment the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences through restructuring the Faculties of Agriculture, Forestry and nature Conservation, Makerere Institute of Environment and natural resource Management, and the Department of Geography.
He was Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University. From 1998 to 2006 he was Head of Department of Crop science. He also served as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University. He was from1989 to 1993, a Research Scientist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi Kenya. He is member of the Uganda Agricultural Chemicals Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, which is responsible for regulating pesticides use in Uganda. In 2012 he established the Consortium for Enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (CURAD) which is incubating youths to become business owners. Click to download his CV.