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Repositioning the Faculty of Agriculture. Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala-UGANDA Tel : + 256-414-542277 Fax : + 256-414-531641 E-mail: [email protected] Welcome. Prof . V. Byaryamureba . Vice Chancellor

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Repositioning the faculty of agriculture

Repositioning the Faculty of Agriculture


Faculty of Agriculture,

Makerere University,

P.O. Box 7062, Kampala-UGANDA



E-mail:[email protected]


  • Prof . V. Byaryamureba . Vice Chancellor

  • Prof L. Tibatemwa DVC Academic Affairs

  • Mr. K. Muhwezi Univ. Secretary

  • Mr. A. M. Namoha Academic Registrar

  • Mr.J Karamagi Univ. Bursar

  • Mr N Bazanye Ag Dir. Humana Resource

  • Mr. J. Ekudu Dean of Students

  • Mr Wabwire Director Planning

  • The entire management team

Objectives of this visit
Objectives of this Visit

  • To acquaint the Management team with what goes on in the FA.

  • To share with management our achievements and Aspirations

  • To highlight the challenges the Faculty is facing as we try to move forward.

  • To give an opportunity for members of staff to interact with top management.

Vision mission and niche of the faculty of agriculture
Vision Mission and Niche of the Faculty of Agriculture

  • Vision:

  • The Faculty of Agriculture subscribes to the Makerere University vision that is: “To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.”

  • Mission:

  • The mission is to: “Advance agricultural development through training, knowledge generation and service delivery in Uganda and the region.”


  • As we consider the FA we need to remember that

    • Agriculture is production of crops, animals, fish and forest products.

    • The sector accounts for up to 40 % of the GDP, and employs over 80% of the population with an average AgGDP of 43%.

    • Growth in the agricultural sector has potential to change the lives of the vast majority of people in Uganda .

    • Agricultural productivity is on the decline.

    • The university produces the human resource that drive the economy ; thus we are partly responsible for the development problems of this country.


  • The FA is comprised of 7 Departments:--,

    • Animal Science Dr. D. Mpairwe

    • Agric. Econ & Agribusiness Dr. J Mugisha

    • Agricultural Engineering Dr. L. Kasisira

    • Agric. Extension & Educ. Dr F. Mastiko

    • Crop Science, Dr. Ssebuliba

    • Food Science and Tech Prof J. Muyonga

    • Soil Science - Dr J.S. Tenywa

    • (MUARIK) Prof M. Tenywa

    • Continuing Agricultural Education Centre (CAEC)

    • Deputy Dean Training Dr. A. Kaaya

    • Deputy Dean Research . Dr. M. Nabasirye

Contribution of research projects
Contribution of Research Projects

  • Established modest laboratories for Biotechnology, Biosafety, Tissue culture; and Pilot food processing plant.

  • Subsidized undergraduate training programs

  • Purchase of vehicles and tractors

  • Expanded University land.

  • Maintained faculty infrastructure.

  • Publications

  • Participation in national and international for a

    • Agricultural trade shows

    • Awards

Where do we want to be

  • To train relevant human resources in an efficient and effective manner to meet development needs;

  • To realign agricultural research and outreach activities to address national development needs.

  • To broaden the funding and resource envelope to undertake innovative training, research and outreach activities.

  • To influence agricultural policy to support investment in agricultural training and research.

  • To use policy research as an entry point into the policy circles and to influence policy.

  • To change the way faculty transacts its business to ensure that the external clientele needs and expectation are full-filled.

Priority investment areas

  • Strengthening undergraduate and post graduate training and research.

  • Engagement with Communities to stimulate and promote Agricultural Innovations and Entrepreneurship

  • Transforming the Faculty of Agriculture into a more efficient unit within Makerere University

Financing strategy 2010 2015

  • Source of funding

  • Own savings. The Faculty of Agriculture will continue to reallocate a portion of its internal resources as an impetus for change and a catalyst to achieve the goals in the business plan. It will typically relocate about 10 per cent of their annual budgets to priority areas of this Plan.

  • Government appropriation. Through partnerships with Government of Uganda, the Faculty shall allocate and fund at least up to 20% of the business plan activities.

  • Development support from Government ODA. The Faculty will build on its good performance record to mobilize funds and others resources to meet 40% of business plan.

  • Development support from Philanthropic agencies. The Faculty will build on its good performance record to mobilize funds and other resources to meet 30% of business plan.


  • Strengthening Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training and Research and Outreach Activities

    • Changing the doable first (Teaching on time; Marking on time; Submitting marks on time)

    • Curriculum review

  • Engagement with Communities to stimulate and promote Agricultural Innovations and Entrepreneurship:

    • Renewed linkages with MAAIF

    • Ministry of trade tourism and industry.


  • Restructuring of the Faculty of Agriculture

  • Started initial consultation with FFN and Institute of Environment.

  • Brained stormed in the Faculty

  • • Components of the proposed College

    • – Institute of Food Technology and Human Nutrition.

    • Department of Agricultural and Environmental engineering

    • Institute of plant and Agro-ecological Sciences

    • Institute of Agribusiness and Rural Development

    • Institute of animal and Range Sciences.

    • – MUARIK


  • Staffing

  • Funds availability

    • Timeliness in follow of funds

    • Un explained budget cuts

  • Infrastructure

    • Limited lecture space

    • Limited computer numbers

    • Transport

    • Old vehicles

  • Unfriendly procurement process

  • Inadequate toilet facilities