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					               Dean,
      Faculty of Agriculture,
       Makerere University,
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala-UGANDA
       Tel:+256-414-542277
       Fax:+256-414-531641
E-mail:deanagric@agric.mak.ac.ug
   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
   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:
     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
Academic programmes
Bachelors Programmes               Regular Post-Graduate         Regional Post-graduate
                                                                 programmes
                                   degrees
1.   Agriculture: (five options    1. MSc Agriculture            1.   MSc Plant Breeding and
     Animal Sc., Agric. Econs.,       Engineering.                    Seed systems,
     Agric. Extension/Educ. Crop
     Science and Soil Science)
2.   Agricultural Engineering      2.    MSc Agric. Economics    2.   MSc Agricultural and
                                                                      Applied Economics
3.   Food Science and Technology   3.    MSc Agrib. Management   3.   PhD Plant Breeding and
                                                                      Biotechnology
4.   Land Use and Management       4.    MSc Agric. Extension    4.   PhD in Agricultural
                                                                      Extension and Education
5.   Agricultural Extension        5.    MSc Applied Human
     Education
                                         Nutrition
6.   Agricultural and Rural        6.    MSc Food Science and
     Innovations
                                         Technology
7.   Agribusiness Management       7.    MSc Animal Science
8.   Horticulture                  8.    MSc Crop Science
9.   Human Nutrition               9.    MSc Soil Science
                                   10.   7 PhD Programmes
Key contributions to training, research and development of the region (last three years)
Capacity development        Regional center of leadership for Plant Breeding and Biotech.,
                                Agric.and Applied Econ. and Agric. Extension and Education .
                            Participated in Design of Strengthening Capacity in Agricultural
                                Research and Development for (SCARDA).
                            Training for DR Congo, and (over 100 students in total).
Research                    PI Lake Kivu site for SSA Challenge Programme.
                            Leader & Coordinator, East Africa IPM CRSP.
                            Coordinator, Peanut CRSP
                            Over 100 research projects over the last three years.
                            Produced and released varieties and technologies (Soya bean
                                varieties, Soil testing kits, rhizobia bio-fertilizer)r
                            Over 100 research publications
Outreach and                Pioneered farmer field schools in the country.
community action            Pioneered action research with farmers and others
                            Strengthening value chains for smallholder farmers via the Link
                                farmer to market project
                            Developed new processed food products.
                            Reached out to over 3000 small scale farmers
                            Informed policy (polythene bags)
                            Member of boards FARA, NARO, NAADS, ACB
   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
   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.
   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
Thrust area 1:Strengthening Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training and Research and
Outreach Activities
Objectives          Activities
1.1 To develop and
                    a. Enhanced capacity to produce high skilled human resource
implement high           1. Assess the demand for graduates from the faculty of agriculture
quality                      for relevance of training, research and outreach activities.
agricultural-based       2. Review curricula to respond to new and emerging demands
training                 3. Retooling staff to better deliver learning using cutting-edge and
programmes that              more efficient approaches including ICTs
meet local,              4. Engage alumni and critical stakeholders in training, research and
                             outreach activities
regional and
international       b. Strengthening in-service capacity building activities for stakeholders,
demands in the         alumni and community.
public and private       1. Develop and operationalize a post-training support/ programmes
                             for graduates engaged in agricultural development processes
sector
                         2. Develop and operationalize MoUs with NARO, government
                             agencies and other institutions to build their capacity and support
                             training and research.
                         3. Staff secondment and exchange programmes with new
                             universities and other institutions
Thrust area 1: Strengthening Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training and Research
  and Outreach Activities
Objectives         Activities                                       Deliverables
1.2 Develop and a. Strengthening Agric.                              i. A responsive stakeholder-based agenda

implement             innovations processes of ii. At least 40% of R4D (research for development)
demand-driven         the Fac. and its                                   activities of FA involve and target key stakeholders
                      stakeholders
R&D programmes         1. Develop and align the faculty research     iii. Research products and knowledge generated in the
                          agenda into the university, national and       following areas:
that meet current         regional development agendas
                       2. Partner with the private sector, public
and future                sector, civil society and other R&D
                                                                    iv. At least half of FA staff trained in agricultural policy
                          agencies in Agricultural and rural             analysis
strategic needs of        development innovations
the country and        3. Institutionalise, restructure and          v. At least 1000 students in FA involved in advisory
                          operationalize the Faculty of Agriculture
                                                                         and outreach activities such as NAADS, industry
region                    policy research centre
                                  4.   Build competences for policy analysis and       through internships
                                       communication
                                                                                    vi. At least 80% of clients hosting students in
                            b. Strengthen comnity          internship exposed to novel approaches to
                               learning and engagmt in     production and marketing
                               agric- innovation and
                                                       vi. At least 30% of clients hosting students in
                               development processes
                                  1.   Extensive engagement of students in             internship adopt novel approaches to production
                                       national development programmes through         and marketing
                                       internship and other outreach programmes
                                  1.   Develop and manage research extension
                                       programs to improve production,
                                       productivity and marketing of agricultural
                                       products by farming communities
Thrust area 1: Strengthening Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training and Research and
   Outreach Activities
Objectives            Activities                                         Deliverables
1.3 To build R&D a. Restructure MUARIK for i. A management and operational structure approved
capacity and             efficiency and                                       by the University council by the end of year 1

physical                 effectiveness in                                ii. At least 3 satellite research and outreach units
                         conducting f research.                               established in different parts in the country.
infrastructure of         1. Create an efficient management and
MUARIK and                    operational structure.                     iii. At least 4 major private companies partner with
                          2. Revitalize out-of-station research units
integrate it into             such as Field schools, demonstration plots
                                                                              MUARIK in development and commercialization
                              and model/technology villages.                  of their products.
national agricultural     3. Partner with the private sector and other
                              stakeholders in technology incubation and iv. At least 3 demand-driven enterprises established to
innovation systems
                                        commercialization.                                   demonstrate commercial viability of farming
                             b. Upgrade/expand physical                                   v. A master plan to guide the development of
                                infrastructure to support                                     MUARIK into the NARS
                                training, research and
                                                                                          vi. Established physical infrastructure in place at
                                outreach activities                                           MUARIK within four years (modern research and
                                   1.   Develop a master plan for the transformation
                                        of MUARIK into a viable research institute            training complex including laboratories, lecture
                                        linked to the national agricultural research
                                        system (NARS).                                       theatres, offices and irrigation system).
                                   2.   Undertake resource mobilization programme
                                        for rehabilitation and R4D.Implement
                                        extensive rehabilitation and rationalization of
                                        research infrastructure
Thrust area 2: Engagement with Communities to stimulate and promote Agricultural
  Innovations and Entrepreneurship
Objectives           Activities                 Deliverables
2.1                  a) Acquire the necessary         i.                             One incubation plant for value addition of
                        facilities and infrastructure                                food products and field sites for
Operationalization                                                                   commercialisation of new varieties and
                        for incubation
of agro-                                                                             animal breeds established
                         1. Renovate, rehabilitate and
technology                                                                       ii. At least four value added products
                            equip structures to host
                                                                                     developed and commercialised
incubation for              incubation plant(s)
adoption and                                                                     iii. At least two crop varieties and two animal
                                                                                      breeds developed and released
commercialization    a) Establish a framework for
                                                                                 iv. At least 40% of staff trained in the
of research             incubation and
                                                                                     incubation processes involved in value-
outputs.                commercialization of                                         addition and commercialization activities
                        research products
                         1.   Take inventory and prioritise technologies and     v. At least 60% of incubatees trained in
                              services for incubation from within and outside
                              the Faculty                                           incubation processes in value-addition and
                         2.   Refine the candidate technologies for patenting       commercialization activities
                         3.   Strengthen partnerships and networks with
                              private sector and other actors at national and
                              regional levels
                                                                                 vi. The Faculty becomes an active and credible
                         4.   Develop management guidelines for the                  service provider for knowledge and
                              incubation process
                         5.   Build capacity of staff and incubates to support
                                                                                     technologies to the farming and agribusiness
                              incubation processes                                   communities
Thrust area 2: Engagement with Communities to stimulate and promote Agricultural
  Innovations and Entrepreneurship
Objectives             Activities                             Deliverables
2.2                    a)   Develop a communication and        a. A communication and knowledge
                            knowledge management                  management strategy developed and
      Enhance               strategy for farmers,                 streamlined
                            agribusiness and agri-service
      knowledge             providers
                                                               b. At least 4 different communication
                                                                  products ( electronic and paper-based)
      access and       b)   Package information and               developed and utilized
      utilization by        technologies that respond to      c. At least 3 functional partnerships with
                            priority needs                       stakeholders established
      the farmers,
                       c)   Develop functional partnerships    d. At least 3 satellite research and outreach
      agribusinesses        to facilitate engagement and          units established in different parts in the
      and agri-             service learning with                 country
                            community and to scale-out
      service               innovations and best practices    e. A management and operational structure
                                                                 approved by the faculty board by the end of
      providers.       d) Establish community learning           year 1
                          centers to disseminate
                          information and technologies        f.   Human resources and infrastructure to
                                                                   operationalize CAEC acquired and installed
                       e)   Establish a management
                            structure and recruit full time   g. ICTs for outreach purposes acquired and
                            staff for CAEC based on              installed
                            performance contracts             h. At least 2 distance learning programmes
                       f)   Acquire essential equipment          developed and implemented by the end of
                            and facilities for CAEC              year 4
                       g)   Implement priority skills         i.   At least 4demand-driven short programmes
                            enhancement short courses for          developed and implemented by the end of
                            stakeholders                           year
Thrust area 2: Engagement with Communities to stimulate and promote
   Agricultural Innovations and Entrepreneurship
Objectives          Activities                Deliverables
2.3                 a) Reform MUARIK to i. A policy to guide commercial
                       support commercial          production at MUARIK and
  Promote
                       agriculture.                Makerere in place
  entrepreneurshi
                                              ii. At least 5 enterprises (2 in crop, 2
  p and farming b) Create income
                       generation unit (s) at      in animal and 1 in value addition)
  as a business
                       Kabanyolo and               operating commercially by year
  and increase
                       Makerere                    four
  the Faculty
                                              iii. At least two outsourced produce
  income
                                                   supply chains established with
  generation and
                                                   stakeholders to support large scale
  endowment
                                                   commercialization by year 4
  through
  commercial
  production at
  MUARIK.
Potential Partners: NARO, Government of Uganda, Overseas Development Agencies, Private sector, Civil society, statutory
bodies, farm organizations and institutions, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), Multinational organizations, media
and communication houses.
Thrust area 2: Engagement with Communities to stimulate and promote
   Agricultural Innovations and Entrepreneurship
Objectives        Activities             Deliverables
2.3               a) Reform MUARIK i. A policy to guide commercial
  Promote            to support               production at MUARIK and
  entrepreneurshi    commercial               Makerere in place
  p and farming      agriculture.        ii. At least 5 enterprises (2 in
  as a business   b) Create income            crop, 2 in animal and 1 in
  and increase                                value addition) operating
                     generation unit (s)
  the Faculty                                 commercially by year four
                     at Kabanyolo and
  income
                     Makerere            iii. At least two outsourced
  generation and
                                              produce supply chains
  endowment
  through
                                              established with stakeholders
  commercial                                  to support large scale
  production at                               commercialization by year 4
   MUARIK.
Potential Partners: NARO, Government of Uganda, Overseas Development Agencies, Private sector, Civil society, statutory bodies, farm
organizations and institutions, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), Multinational organizations, media and communication
houses.
Thrust area 3: Transforming the Faculty of Agriculture into a more
  Efficient Unit within Makerere University
Objectives          Activities                               Deliverables
                    a. To review the management              i. A management and operational
3.1
                       and operational structure of
  To restructure                                                report by end of year 1.
                       all departments, research
  departments,         and outreach units              ii. New academic units created and
  research and           1. Undertake a management and     operationalised.
  outreach units            operational audit of all units
  for relevance             and departments                  iii. Infrastructure rehabilitated and
                                                                  expanded.
  and efficiency.   b)   Undertake the necessary
                         reforms after the audit.            • Lecture theatres, labs, offices.
                         1. Consolidation of
                            departments including            • Field research facilities.
                            human resources and
                                                             • Outreach and training facilities.
                            infrastructure.
                         2. Rationalization of academic
                            programmes.
                         3. Expand research and
                            teaching facilities.
Thrust   area 3:Transforming the Faculty of Agriculture into a more
    Efficient Unit within Makerere University
Objectives      Activities                                  Deliverables
3.2             a. Consult prospective faculties i. A roadmap for creation of the
   Operationali     and institutes; FFNC, FS,                   college developed and agreed
   ze the           MIENR and FVM and others.                   upon by the university
   college      i.  Consult leadership of prospective units

   formation    ii. Consult members of staff and other          leadership by the end of Year 2
                    stakeholders
   process.     b. Develop an implementation                ii. Critical issues for the college
                    plan for the college formation.             formation agreed upon.
                            i.     Undertake an operational audit for the
                                   college                                               iii.An approved implementation
                            ii.    Develop the necessary structure for the
                                   college                                                   plan by end of Year 3.
                            iii.   Seek University Council approval of the
                                   college                                               iv.College created by end of Year
                            c.       Create the new college                                 4.
                            i.     Mobilise resources for implementation
                            ii.    Undertake phased implementation of the college




Potential Partners: NARO, Government of Uganda, Overseas Development Agencies, Private sector, Civil society, statutory bodies, farm organizations and
institutions, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), Multinational organizations, media and communication houses.
   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.
ACTIVITIES                                                                Yr1             Yr2             Yr3            Yr4             Yr5             TOTALS ($)
THRUST AREA 1: STRENGTHENING GRADUATE TRAINING AND RESEARCH
OBJECTIVE 1.1: High quality graduate programmes
1.1.1 Enhanced capacity to produce human resource                               174,425         144,425     144,425            144,425         144,425        752,125
1.1.2 Strengthen in-service support to graduates                             392,000            436,250         24,000          89,250          24,000        965,500

OBJECTIVE 1.2: Demand driven Research and Development
1.2.1 Strengthening Agricultural Innovations                                    30,000           35,500          9,000           4,000           4,000         82,500
1.2.2 Strengthen community learning and engagement                              47,000           98,000         50,000          52,000          54,000        301,000

OBJECTIVE 1.3. Build R&D capacity and physical infrastructure of MUARIK
1.3.1 Restructure MUARIK for efficiency and effective research                  39,000           24,000         24,000          24,000          24,000        135,000
                                                                              510,000
1.3.2 Upgrade and expand physical infrastructure for training, research & outreach          2,090,000       510,000        2,020,000       2,000,000        7,130,000

TOTAL THRUST AREA ONE (Objectives 1.1-1.3)                                 1,192,425        2,828,175       761,425        2,333,675       2,250,425        9,366,125


THRUST AREA 2: ENGAGEMENT WITH COMMUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
OBJECTIVE 2.1. Operationalization & commercialization of research outputs
2.1.1 Incubation facilities and infrastructure                                       -          200,000     100,000                -           100,000        400,000
2.1.2 Framework for incubation and commercialization                            15,000           59,000         50,000          47,000          39,000        210,000

OBJECTIVE 2.2. Enhance knowledge access and utilization by
farmers, agribusinesses & agri-service providers
2.2.1 Communication & knowledge management strategy devpt                       80,000           55,500             -              -               -          135,500
2.2.2 Package information & technologies that respond to priority needs      100,000             40,000         40,000          40,000          40,000
                                                                                                                                                              260,000
2.2.3 Develop functional partnerships to facilitate engagement and               6,000            5,000          4,000           4,000           4,000
service learning                                                                                                                                               23,000
2.2.4 Establish community learning centers to disseminate information           52,000           38,000         38,000          30,000          30,000
and technologies                                                                                                                                              188,000
2.2.5 Establishing a mgt structure & recruiting full time CAEC staff             3,500           41,400         41,400          41,400          43,400        171,100
2.2.6 Acquire essential equipment and facilities for CAEC                       60,400            2,000          2,000           2,300           2,800         69,500
2.2.7 Implement priority skills enhancement short courses                       47,000           41,000         30,000           8,000           8,000        134,000

OBJECTIVE 2.3. Promoting entrepreneurship and farming as a
business, increasing income generation through commercial production
at MUARIK
2.3.1 Reform MUARIK to support commercial agriculture                            7,000            5,000             -              -               -           12,000
2.3.2 Create income generation unit(s) at Kabanyolo and Makerere             137,400            137,400     131,400            131,400         131,400        669,000

TOTAL THRUST AREA TWO (Objectives 2.1-2.3)                                      508,300         624,300     436,800            304,100         398,600      2,272,100


THRUST AREA 3: TRANSFORMING FA INTO EFFICIENT UNIT WITHIN MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
OBJECTIVE 3.1 To restructure departments, research and outreach
units for relevance and efficiency
3.1.1 Review the management and operational structure of units                  30,000           30,000             -              -               -           60,000
3.1.2 Undertake necessary reforms after the audit                                    -              -           29,500          52,500          35,550        117,550

OBJECTIVE 3.2: Operationalize the college formation process
3.2.1 Consult prospective faculties and institutes                                   -           11,500         66,600           5,000           5,000         88,100
3.2.2 Develop an implementation plan for the college formation                       -              -           45,200          28,000          31,000        104,200
3.2.3. Create the new college                                                        -              -               -      2,231,000       1,280,000        3,511,000

TOTAL THRUST AREA THREE (OBJECTIVES 3.1-3.2)                                     30,000          41,500     141,300        2,316,500       1,351,550        3,880,850


GRAND TOTAL (THRUST AREAS ONE-THREE)                                                                                                                       15,519,075
   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

				
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