Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

Dr. Collins Okello
Dean

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Background
The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment was established in 2005 as a key player in training of agricultural and environmental professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes for sustainable social transformation. At its inception, the faculty had only the Bachelor of Agriculture Programme, and a total of 51 pioneer students enrolled in 2005. Over the years, the faculty has grown, and now has Five Bachelors’, Seven Masters’ and One PhD programmes and an enrolment of about 700 students from more than eight African countries. There are 43 full-time academic staff and 15 administrative and support staff. The faculty also supports the training of BSc in Agriculture at Hoima Campus, and in future, it plans to offer similar support to Gulu University Constituent Collage, Moroto. 

Faculty Vision
To be a centre of excellence and inspiration for work, training research and outreach in all aspects of agricultural and environmental sciences.

Faculty Mission
To produce practical graduates as well as other players in the field of agriculture and environment; generate knowledge and technologies for socio-economic transformation of communities in an ecologically sustainable manner. Read More

Welcome Message

The African agriculture sector is currently faced with a number of challenges, including slow technological innovations and adoption; limited access to land and agricultural finance; a weak agricultural extension system; and overdependence on rain-fed agriculture. These problems are exacerbated by poor postharvest handling; inadequate value addition; environmental degradation and impacts of climate change.  More still, African Youth are migrating to urban areas, leaving a rapidly-ageing cohort of farmers to feed the growing population. Interruptions in the grain supplies, as result of the Russia-Ukraine War, has made the food security situation worse in many African countries. If these challenges are not addressed, the attainment of many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), most especially SDG 1 – No Poverty, SDG 2 – Zero Hunger, and SDG 13 – Climate Action will be curtailed. At the national level, these challenges undermine the attainment of National Development Plans, most especially the agro-industrialisation programme under the National Development Plan Three (NDP III). Read More

Dr. Collins Okello
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

Staff Members

Assoc. Prof. Davy David Okello Owiny

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
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Prof. Baliddawa Callistus Wechy

Professor
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Prof. Okello-Uma Ipolto

Professor
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Prof. Okot Marion Wilfred

Professor
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Prof. Duncan Ongeng

Professor
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Assoc. Prof. Mugonola Basil

Associate Professor
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Assoc. Prof. Ndyomugyenyi Elly Kurobuza

Associate Professor
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Dr. Stephen Wamala Kalule

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Odongo Walter

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Kabi Samuel

Senior Lecturer
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Eng. Dr. Ebangu Orari Benedict (PhD)

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Collins Okello

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Kato Stonewall Shaban

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Nyafwono Margaret

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Khizzah Bill Williams

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Geofrey Kawube

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Martine Nyeko

Senior Lecturer
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Otim Fred

Lecturer
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Eng. Dr. Jimmy Byakatonda

Lecturer
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Joachim Bongomin

Lecturer
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Dr. Akite Irine

Lecturer
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Okiror Grace Patrick

Lecturer
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Okwir Gustavio

Lecturer
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Kivumbi Bernard

Lecturer
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Obia Alfred

Lecturer
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Amanyire Fredrick

Lecturer
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Adoch Esther Patricia

Lecturer
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Opoka James

Lecturer
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Dr. Denis Nono

Lecturer
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Loki Robert Okongo

Lecturer
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Kule Enos Katya

Lecturer
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Dr. Emmanuel Menya

Lecturer
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Dr. Geoffrey Openy

Lecturer
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Dr. Olum Solomon

Lecturer
Ph.D (Ghent), MSc (Mak), BSc (GU) View Profile

Dr. Muggaga Christopher

Lecturer
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Dr. Grace Okiror

Lecturer
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Okoya James

Assistant Lecturer
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Samuel Elolu

Assistant Lecturer
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Daniel Micheal Okello

Assistant Lecturer
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Beyihayo Geoffrey Akiiki

Assistant Lecturer
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Juliet Anena

Teaching Assistant
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Omiat Lawrence

Library Assistant
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Ojok David Ocitti

Poultry Attendant
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Prossy Nassanga

Teaching Assistant
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Mwa Peter Okot

Technician
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Amony Concy

computer Laboratory Attendant
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Laker Fiona

Office Attendant
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Publications

Robert Mbabazi Kaahwa, Sunday Mark Oyet, Christopher Muggaga, Ipolto Okello-Uma . (2023) . The influence of sugarcane growing by smallholder farmers on household livelihood, food security, and nutrition status of children below five years in mid-western Uganda . Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 14
David Monk, Sidney Muhangi, Irine Akite, Scovia Adrupio . (2023) . Designing the Future – Youth innovation, informality and transformed VET . Available at: https://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajee/article/view/258293
Eunice Achiro 1, Lawrence Okidi 1, Richard Echodu 2, Simon Peter Alarakol 3, Juliet Anena 1, Duncan Ongeng 1 . (2023) . Prevalence of aflatoxin along processing points of locally made complementary food formulae in northern Uganda: Safety and children’s exposure across seasons
Nelson Papi Kolliesuah, Solomon Olum & Duncan Ongeng . (2023) . Status of household dietary diversity and associated factors among rural and urban households of Northern Uganda . Available at: https://bmcnutr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40795-023-00739-4
Eunice Achiro, Lawrence Okidi, Richard Echodu, Simon Peter Alarakol, Prossy Nassanga, Duncan Ongeng . (2023) . Status of food safety knowledge, attitude, and practices of caregivers of children in northern Uganda . Food Science and Nutrition
Elias Munezero1*, Caleb. I. Adewale1, Daniel Micheal Okello1 and Basil Mugonola1 . (2023) . Profit efficiency analysis of red onions production in Sironko district of Uganda . Available at: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/1334304/bio
Godfrey Moses Owot1,2* Daniel Micheal Okello2 Kenneth Olido3 Walter Odongo2 . (2023) . Trust-supply chain performance relationships: unraveling the mediating role of transaction cost attributes in agribusiness SMEs . Available at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsufs.2023.1113819/full
Godfrey Moses Owot1,2* Daniel Micheal Okello2 Kenneth Olido3 Walter Odongo2 . (2023) . Trust-supply chain performance relationships: unraveling the mediating role of transaction cost attributes in agribusiness SMEs . Available at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsufs.2023.1113819/full
Samuel Ochora, Junior Senyonga Kasima, Wilfred Marion Okot & Elly Kurobuza Ndyomugyenyi . (2023) . Performance of local and local x improved chicken crosses under semi-intensive management system in Northern Uganda . Cogent Food & Agriculture, [online] Volume . Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311932.2023.2213925
Eveliina Korkiatupa, Geoffrey M. Malinga, Ryosuke Nakadai, Margaret Nyafwono, Perpetra Akite, Sille Holm, Wouter van Goor, Richard Kigenyi, Anu Valtonen . (2023) . Recovery patterns in community composition of fruit‐feeding butterflies following 26 years of active forest restoration . Ecosphere AN ESA Open Access Journal, 14(5)
by Nathaline Onek Aparo 1,2,*,†ORCID,Solomon Olum 3,†ORCID,Alice Onek Atimango 1,2,Walter Odongo 2ORCID,Bonny Aloka 4ORCID,Duncan Ongeng 3,Xavier Gellynck 1 andHans De Steur . (2023) . Farmers’ Intention to Adopt Agronomic Biofortification: The Case of Iodine Biofortified Vegetables in Uganda . Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/deref/https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.3390%2Fhorticulturae9030401
Decomin Anywar, Kato Stonewall Shaban, Richard Louis Labeja, Robert Okongo Loki . (2022) . Fast-growing exotic tree species as fuelwood alternative for refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda
Francis Atube, Geoffrey M. Malinga, Martine Nyeko, Daniel M. Okello, Basil Mugonola, George William Omony & Ipolto Okello-Uma . (2022) . Farmers’ perceptions of climate change, long-term variability and trends in rainfall in Apac district, northern Uganda
Daniel Micheal Okello, Irine Akite, Francis Atube,Stephen Wamala Kalule and Duncan Ongeng . (2022) . Examining the relationship between farmers’ characteristics and access to agricultural extension: Empirical evidence from northern Uganda . The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 29(4), pp. 439-461
Daniel Micheal Okello, Tonny Aliro, Walter Odongo, Elly Kurobuza Ndyomugyenyi, David Okello Owiny . (2022) . Alone or a combination: Ascertaining factors associated with choice of pig health management strategies amongst smallholder farmers in northern Uganda . Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34953300/
Francis Atube, Daniel M. Okello, Geoffrey M. Malinga, Martine Nyeko & Ipolto Okello-Uma . (2022) . Farmers’ adaptation to climate change and crop yield: a case of Amuru and Apac districts of Northern Uganda . International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability , 20(5), pp. 967-981
by Solomon Olum 1,2ORCID,Xavier Gellynck 2,Joshua Wesana 2,3ORCID,Walter Odongo 4ORCID,Nathaline Onek Aparo 2,4ORCID,Bonny Aloka 5,Duncan Ongeng 1 andHans De Steur 2,* . (2021) . Economic Feasibility of Iodine Agronomic Biofortification: A Projective Analysis with Ugandan Vegetable Farmers
Kokas Ikwap, Pius Okello, Joseph Erume, Francis O. Inangolet, Mary G. Kulume, Peter Cheli, Charles D. Kato, Gabriel Tumwine, Peter Waiswa, Patrick Etiang and David O. Owiny . (2021) . Hepatitis E Viral Infection in Pigs from North-Eastern Uganda: A Case Study of Amuria and Napak Districts . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, [online] Volume 20(1), pp. 39-45. Available at: https://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2021.39.45
Alfred Nyero, Innocent Achaye, Walter Odongo, Godwin Anywar, Geoffrey Maxwell Malinga . (2021) . Wild and semi-wild edible plants used by the communities of Acholi sub-region, Northern Uganda . Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 21, pp. 1-12

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