Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa
Prof. Phinehas Tukamuhabwa is a Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, and teaches both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
Prof. Tukamuhabwa is a Ugandan, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree (Makerere University), Master of Science (University of Bath, UK), and a PhD in Genetics and Plant breeding (Makerere University). He has acquired extensive knowledge and skills in Genetics, Plant breeding, Biotechnology, Seed Science and Technology and Intellectual Property management.
He worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as a Scientific officer and with NARO as a Research officer before joining Makerere University. His current research thrust is on the Genetics of resistance to soybean rust, and the development of varieties that are resistant to soybean rust disease, groundnut leaf miners, and bruchids. These efforts are integrated with the adaption of soybean genotypes to farmers’ conditions, and research on Soybean seed systems.
He has pioneered the development of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans in Africa, in containment at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kabanyolo. He has worked as a consultant to seed companies in Uganda, and to some countries in East Africa, helping them understand their soybean value chain.
He has also worked very closely with Soybean Africa Limited and helped an in developing an MOU with Soybean Africa Limited to facilitate the commercialization of soybean Technologies developed by Makerere University. He is also team leader of the Makerere University center for soybean improvement and Development. Click link below to download his CV.