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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: 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



  • 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