Makerere University Don has scooped the best scientific paper Award and Certificate of Appreciation in recognition for the best paper presentation during the 2nd ASARECA General Assembly and Scientific Conference that was concluded in Bunjumbura, Burundi.
Dr. Fred Kabi poses with his certificate and plague after it was delivered to him
Makerere University Food Science and Technology student has made the Groundnut Juice codenamed Lifetime Juice that could be the first of its kind in the world. James Matindo says he developed the juice out of passion and not an academic project.
James Matindo a fourth year student poses with his product during the interview
Scientists at the Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have embarked on breeding of earth worms with the aim of providing alternative cheaper sources of protein to livestock farmers in the face of escalating prices of conventional silver fish or Mukene (Rastrineobola argentea ) as a major source of animal protein.
If all goes well the plan is to upscale earthworm production for commercial purposes and job creation for the youth and women through value addition to the earthworms as animal feeds.
University asked to:
- Freeze the award of degrees/diplomas until the students return
- Open up demonstration farms as centers for knowledge where Israel graduates will provide knowledge and skills
Parents advised to call back their sons and daughters not to stay in Israel
The Chief Executive Officer Israel Agro-studies program, Yaron Tamir has finally accepted to take Makerere University students finalising their studies for the 11 months internship in Israel starting with the third batch. The first batch is currently in Israel while the selection of the second batch is in its final stages.
Under the current understanding with Israel Government, only active second year students were supposed to go for the internship to minimise chances of staying back in Israel.
Agro-studies CEO Yaron Tamir (R) hands over a gift to the Principal, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (C) after the meeting as the Dean School of Agricultural Sciences Prof. Johnny Mugisha (L) looks on