Dr. Mulebeke Robert

Dr. Mulebeke has presented papers in conferences and published various papers including Ssajakambwe F, Mulebeke R, Elepu G, Walekhwa P. N. 2018. Linking Market Participation

to Improved Nutrition among Smallholder Maize Farmers in Masindi and Kiryandongo Districts, Uganda, NARO-MAK Conference 2018.

Mulebeke, R., Taulya G., Majaliwa M. G. J and Tenywa, M.M. 2016. Modelling Soil Loss using a GIS-Based USLE in a Banana-based Microcathment of Uganda’s Lake Victoria Basin. 11th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), Kampala, Uganda.

Mulebeke R., Kironchi G., and Tenywa M.M. 2015. Exploiting Cropping Management to Improve Agricultural Water Use Efficiency in the Drylands of Eastern Uganda. Sustainable Agriculture Research.

Kato, H., Mulebeke, R., Bareeba, F. B., and Sabiiti, E.N. 2014. Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Decomposition in Faecal Manure of Cattle Fed on Browse/Maize Silages. Sustainable Agriculture Research.

Mulebeke R., Kironchi G., and Tenywa M.M. 2013Soil moisture dynamics under different tillage practices in cassava-sorghum based cropping systems in eastern Uganda. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology.

Mulebeke R., Tenywa M.M. and Majaliwa J.M.G. 2012. Soil Structure Deterioration Induced by Water Erosion in a Banana-based Microcatchment in Central Uganda; Proceedings of the Minia International Conference for Agriculture and Irrigation in the Nile Basin Countries, El-Minia, Egypt.

Mulebeke R., Kironchi G., and Tenywa M.M. 2010. Enhancing water use efficiency of cassava and sorghum based cropping systems in drylands. In Adipala, E., Tusiime, G. and Majaliwa Mwanjololo, J.G. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference on Building Capacity for Food Security in Africa, Entebbe, Uganda.

Robert’s research thoughts are focused on providing solutions to livelihoods through Climate, Land-use, Energy and Water Interactions.

William Faustine Epeju (Ph. D)

Epeju, W.F. & Rukundo, P. (2018). Food security and income through sweet potato production in Teso, Uganda. In Sustainable Agriculture Research, February 2018, Vol.7(1): 145-155.

Epeju, W.F. 2016. Knowledge and innovations for farmers from teaching agriculture in Sustainable Agriculture Research Volume 5 No.1: 56-69, online published December 2015 and Volume 5, No 1, February 2016.

Epeju, W.F. 2015. Farmers’ knowledge on the sweet potato cultivars grown in the Teso sub-region, Uganda. In Sustainable Agriculture Research Volume 4 No.1: 81-93, online published December 12, 2014 and Volume 4, No 1, February 2015.

“Educational Innovation Embracing Teaching Agriculture in Ugandan Primary Schools: A Study of Kumi Communities in the Teso Sub-Region”, A paper presented during the Joint Conference on Competence and Excellence in Extension and Education organized by Association of International Agricultural and Extension. Education & European Seminar on Extension and Education at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, April 28 to May 1, 2015,

Presentation of Poster on Achievements of NOMA Master’s Programme at Kyambogo University, 2009-2012 during NUFU and NOMA Regional Conference, SIU, in cooperation with the University of Addis Ababa on African-Norwegian partnerships in academic capacity building at a crossroads – achievements, experiences and the way ahead, at Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17th January 2012.

Higgins, C., Epeju, W.F., Dolan, R., and Mulkeen, A. (2006.), Multigrade Teaching in Uganda, A Case Study of the Kalangala Multigrade Pilot., Kampala, Uganda, World Bank Supported Research, August 2006.

Obwoya-Kinyera, S., Nakiwala, F and Epeju, W.F, Obwoya-Kinyera, S., Nakiwala, F and Epeju, W.F. (2004). MultigradeSchool Education in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda: Work Bank Supported Research, March-June, 2004

Farmers’ and Agricultural Advisers’ Perceptions on the Role of Education in Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatasL.Lam) Production in Teso, Uganda, PhD Thesis, 2003

Kato Habib (Ph.D) 

H. Kato and Constance A. N. Nsibambi. 2017. The potential of Vocational Pedagogy in Vocational Education Part II, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, Vol.24, No. 1, 2017. Pg.92 – 106.

 Kato and Constance A. N. Nsibambi. 2014. The potential of Vocational Pedagogy in Vocational Education and Training Education, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training, Vol.22, No. 1, 2014. Pg. 25 – 36.

Kato, R. Mulebeke, F. B. Bareeba and E. N. Sabiiti. 2014. Soil organic carbon and nitrogen decomposition in faecal manure of cattle fed browse/maize silages. Sustainable   Agriculture Research; Vol. 3, No. 3. 2014. Canadian Center of Science and Education.

Kato, F. B. Bareeba and E. N. Sabiiti. (2013): Productivity of Soil fertilized with fecal manure of cattle fed Calliandra, Gliricidia and Luecaena browse/Maize silages. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 8(7), 634-638

Kato. (2013): Youth Skills for Sustainable Growth – The Ugandan Experience and Strategies. A  discussion paper on the role of Technical, Vocational Education and Training in sustainable growth, UNESCO – UNEVOC Global Media Forum, 17-19 June 2013, Bonn, Germany.

Kato, F. B. Bareeba and E. N. Sabiiti. (2013): Productivity of Soil Fertilized with Fermented Calliandra, Gliricidia and Leucaena Browses and Maize Forage. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 3 (2013) 199-1250. DAVID PUBLISHING.

Kato, F. B. Bareeba and E. N. Sabiiti. (2010): Effect of fecal manure from cattle fed Calliandra,   Gliricidia and Leucaena browse/maize silages on soil productivity. RUFORUM biennial the conference, 20 to 24th September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda.

Kato, L. Eron, J. Mani, A. Y. Otto, D. Okot, S. Auma-Okumu, S. Bunoti, A. Cula (2007): The impact of a One-Year Teacher Training Program in Uganda. Journal of Distance Education 11: 18-26 Distance Education Association of New Zealand Inc.

Kato, F. B. Bareeba, C. Ebong, and E. N. Sabiiti. (2006): Ensiling characteristics and milk producing capacity of browse/maize forage mixtures. Livestock Research for Rural Development 18 (6).

Kato, F.B. Bareeba, E. Sabiiti and Ebong C. (2005): The effect of fermentation of Calliandra calothyrsus, Glicidia Sepium, Leucaena leucocephala and maize forage on rumen degradation and microbial protein synthesis.  XX International Grassland Congress: offered papers, pg.299.

F.B. Bareeba, H. Kato, and E.N. Sabiiti (2005): Ensiling characteristics and nutritive value of browse/maize forage mixtures.  XX International Grassland Congress: offered papers, pg.298.

Kato (2005): The potential of ensiled browse/maize forage mixtures of Calliandra, Gliricidia and Leucaena for dairy cattle feeding. Ph.D.  Thesis, Makerere University.

Kato, F.B. Bareeba, C. Ebong and E. Sabiiti (2004): Fermentation characteristics and nutrient composition of browses ensiled with maize fodder. African Crop Science Journal 12,393-400.

Kato, F.Bareeba, E.. Sabiiti and C. Ebong (2004): Milk producing ability of maize forage ensiled with Calliandra calorthyrsus, Gliricidia sepium and Leuceana leucocephala.  Regional Symposium on livestock revolution, challenges and opportunities 15th – 18th March 2004 Nairobi.  Animal Production Society of Kenya.

Kato, F.B. Bareeba, E. Sabiiti and C. Ebong (2001); Fermentation characteristics and nutrient composition of ensiled Calliandra calothyrsus, Gliricidia sepium and Leucaena leucocephala browses and maize fodder, MUARIK Bulletin 4:11-17.

Associate Professor’s upcoming Research publication: Kato H: An investigation into the availability of magnesium in ash and faecal manure of cattle and chicken for plant growth.

Venansio Tumuhaise (PhD)

Mukasa, Y., Kyamanywa, S., Sserumaga, J.P., Otim, M., Tumuhaise, V., Erbaugh, M., and Egonyu, J.P.  An atoxigenic L-strain of Aspergillus flavus (Eurotiales: Trichocomaceae) is pathogenic to the coffee twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Coleoptera: Curculionidea: Scolytinae). Environmental Microbiology Reports (2018) 00(00), 00–00 doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12705

Tumuhaise, V., Ekesi S., Maniania, N.K., Tonnang, H.E.Z., Tanga, C.M, Ndegwa, P, N., Irungu, L.W., Srinivasan, R., Mohamed, S.A.  (2018). Temperature-dependent growth and virulence, and mass production potential of two candidate isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin for managing Maruca vitrata Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on cowpea. African Entomology. 26(1):73-83.  doi:10.4001/003.026.0073

Tumuhaise, V., Khamis, F.M., Agona, A., Sseruwu, G. and Mohamed, S.A. (2016). First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Uganda. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science36: 135–139 doi:10.1017/S1742758416000035

Tumuhaise, V., Ekesi, S., Mohamed, S.F., Ndegwa, P.N., Irungu, L.W., R. Srinivasan and Maniania, N.K. (2015). Pathogenicity and performance of two candidate isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) in four liquid culture media for the management of the legume pod borer Maruca vitrata (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 35: 34–47 doi:10.1017/S1742758414000605

Tumuhaise, V., Nankinga, C.M., Gold C.S., Kyamanywa, S., Ragama, P. and Tushemereirwe W.K. (2004). Kairomone trapping system for delivery of Beauveria bassiana to control the banana weevil. Ugandan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9: 630–635

In partnership with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya; Busitema University, Uganda; University of Nairobi, Kenya; The Real IPM Company Ltd., Kenya; Kenya Biologics, Ltd., Kenya; Hottiserve East Africa Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, Dr. Venansio Tumuhaise from Kyambogo University, a subsidiary partner,  is the Co-Leader for Project entitled “Promoting smallholder access to fungal biopesticides through Public-Private Partnerships in East Africa (PROSAFE); Duration: 3 years (2018 – 2020). The project is funded by Sida/BioInnovate Africa Programme to a tune of US$ 750,000.

Collins Richard Kaweesi

 Collins Richard Kaweesi (2015). The Role of Vegetable Exports in Rural Livelihood Improvement: A Value Chain and Economic Analysis of the Hot Pepper Sub-sector in Uganda. Farming and Rural System Economics. Margraf Publishers. ISBN 978-3-8236-1700-6 / ISSN 1616-9808

Collins Richard Kaweesi (2005). Livestock Insurance Schemes in Developed, Emerging and Developing Countries: Overview, Crucial Issues and Outlook. (MSc. Thesis – Unpublished)

Collins Richard Kaweesi (2000). Fruits Vegetables and Ornamental Crop Export Trade Development in Tanzania: Problems, Experiences and Prospects /Opportunities (Bsc. Dissertation Unpublished

Ms Namugwanya Margaret

 Namugwanya, M., Tenywa J S., and Otabbong, E., (2018). The response of common bean genotypes grown in soil with normal or limited moisture, with special reference to the nutrient phosphorus. Agronomy, 8(8), 132

Namugwanya, M., Tenywa, J. S., Otabbong, E.  2018. Nitrogen fixation and Ureide production under drought conditions in low phosphorus tolerant common bean genotypes. African Combined Congress: Sustainable agricultural systems for food security in Africa. 2017, Ratanga Junction-Cape Town, South Africa

Namugwanya M, Tenywa, J. S., Otabbong, E. 2016.  Influence of drought on the agronomic performance of low phosphorus tolerant common bean genotypes. NARO-MAK Conference 2018, Kampala, Uganda.

Namugwanya M, Tenywa, J. S., Otabbong, E.,  Mubiru, N. .,  Basamba, A. T.,  Mpairwe, D 2015… The contribution of roots to drought resilience in low phosphorus common beans.  Makerere University International Research and Innovations dissemination conference: Community transformation through research innovation and knowledge translation. 2015, Kampala-Uganda

Namugwanya,  M.; Tenywa, J.S.; Otabbong, E.; Mubiru, D.N.; Masamba, T.A. 2014. Development of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production under low soil phosphorus and drought in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review.

Journal of Sustainable  Development, 7) 128–139. Claire Scrutton, Andrew Tomkins,  Christine Alokit-Olaunah, and Margaret Namugwanya.

  1. Goat’s milk: A viable contribution in the challenge to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV in the Mbale region, Uganda? – Options for Action. FARM-Africa working paper No: 12

Namugwanya, M. 2004.  People’s Dependence on Environmental Income for Survival and Livelihoods: the Case study of Mt. Elgon National Park-Uganda. Master Thesis, Agricultural University of Norway; Aas

Margaret’s research agenda is to contribute to long-lasting solutions to poverty and hunger among resource-constrained communities by addressing climate change impacts, increasing agricultural crop production through soil fertility and plant nutrition management promoting healthy soils and reliance on cheap and accessible natural resources in a sustainable manner

On-going research on integrated nutrient management for common bean production, nitrogen fixation and ureide production under drought conditions in common bean genotypes.

Mr. Kabugo Stephen

Kabugo, S., Mutetikka, D., Mwesigwa, R., Beyihayo, G.A. & Kugonza, D.R. 2014.  The utilisation of brewers’ yeast as a substitute for fish meal in diets of growing pigs. African Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 2(5): 116–121.

Mwesigwa, R., Mutetikka, D., Kabugo, S., and Kugonza, D.R. 2013. Varying levels of wheat  processing by-products in diets for growing pigs: effect on growth and carcass traits. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45(8): 1745–1749.

Characterization of smallholder multi-livestock production systems in Lake Victoria crescent of Central Uganda’.‘Utilization of non-conventional animal waste as feed resources by smallholder multi-livestock farmers in Central Uganda’. At 40th Annual Scientific Conference for Tanzania Society for Animal Production, 24-26th October 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania.

 Cost-benefit of Utilizing Dried Spent Brewer’s Yeast as a Protein Substitute for Fish Meal (Rastrineobola Argentea) in Diet of Growing Pigs’ at the 3rd SAPREJ International Conference on Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice (Uganda April 3-7 2016).

 ‘Spent Brewer’s Yeast Production and Utilisation as a Feed by Pig Farmers in Uganda’ at the 3rd SAPREJ International Conference on Sustainable Alternatives for Poverty Reduction and Ecological Justice (Uganda April 3-7 2016).

Utilization of Spent brewer’s yeast as a Protein Feed Supplement for Growing Pigs’ at 34th Annual Scientific Conference for Tanzania Society of Animal Production (TSAP) in Arusha- Tanzania, 25-27th October 2011.

Effect of Feeding Sun-dried Brewer’s Yeast on Growth, Feed Efficiency and cost-gain of Growing Pigs’ at 3rd Annual Research and Innovation Dissemination Conference by Makerere University, April 11-12, 2011. Kampala- Uganda.

Proper Housing of Pigs Improves Productivity, A case for HIV/AIDS stricken Communities in Uganda’ in an International workshop at Makerere University by PTC+ Barneveld -The Netherlands, 20th June – 6th July 2005.

Mr. Kabugo’s on-going research projects embrace experimental research on ‘Viability of utilizing poultry manure and pond maggots as supplementary feeds in integrated Chicken-Fish Production system’ at KyU Farm funded by Kyambogo University, Experimental research project on ‘Potential and Safety of Animal Waste as Feeds in an Integrated Chicken-Pig-Fish Model System for Improved Production’ at Kyambogo University Farm, Funded by MAK-SIDA Program.

William Tinzaara (PhD)

Tinzaara. W., D. Stoian, W. Ocimati, E. Kikulwe, G. Otieno, and G. Blomme, 2018. Challenges and opportunities for smallholders in banana value chains, in G. Kema and A. Drenth (eds), Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas Volume 1: Cultivation techniques, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK (print ISBN: 978 1 78676 156 9; www.bdspublishing.com)

Tinzaara, W., Ocimati, W., Kubiriba, J. and Karamura, E. 2018. Ecologically sustainable technologies for the management of highland banana pests in East and Central Africa, in I. Van den Bergh, J.-M. Risède and V. Johnson (eds), Proc. X Int. Symp. on Banana: ISHS-ProMusa Symp. on Agroecological Approaches to Promote Innovative Banana Production Systems, Acta Hortic. 1196. ISHS 2018. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1196.12

Tinzaara, W., Karamura, E.B., Kubiriba, J., Ochola, D., Ocimati, W., Blomme, G. and Ssekiwoko, F. 2016. The banana Xanthomonas wilt epidemic in the east and central Africa: current research and development efforts. Acta Hortic. 1114, 267-274 DOI:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1114.36, https://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1114.36

Tinzaara, W., Karamura, E.B., Kubiriba, J., Ochola, D., Ocimati, W., Blomme, G. and Ssekiwoko, F. 2016. The banana Xanthomonas wilt epidemic in the east and central Africa: current research and development efforts. Acta Hortic. 1114, 267-274 DOI:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1114.36, https://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1114.36

Tinzaara W., Emudong, Nankinga C., Tushemereirwe W., Kagezi G., Gold C. S., Dicke M., Van Huis A. and Karamura E. 2015. Enhancing dissemination of Beauveria bassiana with host plant base incision trap for the management of the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus.  African Journal of Agricultural Research,  10(41), pp. 3878-3884, https://www.academicjournals.org/AJAR

Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, E.; Blomme, G.; Jogo, W.; Ocimati, W. and Kubiriba, J  2013. Communication approaches for sustainable management of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa. In: Blomme, G.; Asten, P. van; Vanlauwe, B. (eds) Banana systems in the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa: enhancing resilience and productivity, CABI publications, UK pp. 224-234

Tinzaara, W., E.B. Karamura, G. Blomme, W. Jogo, W. Ocimati, A. Rietveld, J. Kubiriba and F. Opio, 2013. Why Sustainable Management of Xanthomonas Wilt of Banana in East and Central Africa Has Been Elusive, Proc. Int. ISHS-ProMusa Symp. on Bananas and Plantains: Towards Sustainable Global Production and Improved Uses, Eds.: I. Van den Bergh et al. Acta Horticulturae. 986, ISHS 2013, pp 157-164

Tinzaara, W., C.S. Gold, M. Dicke, A. van Huis, P.E. Ragama and E. Karamura. 2011. The banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, and its response to the aggregation pheromone: effects of age, female mating status and density; African Crop Science Journal, 19(2):105-116

Tinzaara, W., Kiggundu,  A., Gold, C.S., Tushemereirwe, W.K. and Karamura E.B. 2009. Management options for highland banana pests and diseases in East and Central Africa, Outlooks on Pest Management, 2009: 204-209

Tinzaara, W., Gold, C.S., Dicke, M., van Huis, A and Ragama, P.E. 2007. Host plant odours enhance the responses of adult banana weevil to the synthetic aggregation pheromone. International Journal of Pest Management 53:127-137.

Tinzaara, W., Gold, C.S., Dicke, M., van Huis, A., Nankinga, C.M. and Kagezi, G.H. 2007. Pheromone-baited traps enhance dissemination of entomopathogenic fungi to control the banana weevil in Uganda. Biocontrol Science and Technology 17:111-124.

Tinzaara, W. Gold, C.S., Ssekiwoko, F., Tushemereirwe, W ., Bandyopadhyay. R., Abera, and Eden-Green, S.J. 2006. The possible role of insects in the transmission of banana Xanthomonas wilt. African Crop Science Journal, 14:105-110.

Tinzaara, W., Gold, C.S., Dicke, M., van Huis, A and Ragama, P.E. 2005. Factors influencing pheromone trap effectiveness in attracting the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus. International Journal of Pest Management, 51: 281-288.

Tinzaara, W., Gold, C.S, Dicke, M. and van Huis, A. 2005. Olfactory response of banana weevil predators to volatiles from banana pseudostem tissue and synthetic pheromone. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 31:1543-1559.

Tinzaara, W., Gold, C.S., Kagezi, G.H., Dicke, M., van Huis, A., Nankinga, C.M., Tushemereirwe, W. and Ragama, P.E. 2005. Effect of pheromone trap densities against banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus, populations and their impact on plant damage in Uganda. Journal of Applied Entomology, 129: 265-271.

Tinzaara, W., Dcke, M., van Huis, A. and Gold, C.S. 2002. Use of infochemicals in pest management with special reference to the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): a review. Insect Science and its Applications, 22: 241-261

Tinzaara, W., Dicke, M., van Huis, A., van Loon, J.J.A. and Gold, C.S. 2003. Different bioassays for investigating orientation responses of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar) show additive effects of host plant volatiles and the synthetic pheromone. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata  106: 169-175