21 Feb

Tamm Hall, Ecology Centre, Uppsala

Seminar on sustainable intensification in East Africa

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Presentations by researchers from Makerere University, Uganda visiting SLU.

The presentations will focus on sustainable intensification of agriculture in East Africa.
After the presentations we will open for general discussion about the topic and provide opportunities to discuss potential for future collaborations.


9:00-9:20 The emerging contrasting effects of microclimate on herbivorous and beneficial arthropods and role of cropping systems and practices as adaptation strategies - Jeninah Karungi-Tumutegyereize

9:20-9:40 Do invasive plant species disrupt arthropod diversity and ecosystem functioning at field and landscape level - Research Gaps in Uganda - Herbert Talwana

9:40-10:00 Potential and challenges of biofertilisers for sustainable crop intensification by smallholder farmers in Uganda - John Baptist Tumuhairwe

10:00-10:20 BREAK

10:20-10:40 Response of hybrid maize (Dk908) growth parameters to mineral fertilizer application - Moses Tenywa

10:40-11:00 The challenge of engaging youth in Agriculture: Implications for Employment and Sustainable Food System in Uganda - Paul Kibwika

11:00-11:20 Agri-food value chains, community engagement and student entrepreneurship - Basil Mugonola

11:20-12:00 Open discussion


Time: 2019-02-21 09:00 - 12:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Tamm Hall, Ecology Centre
Organiser: The Department of Ecology and the Department of Soil and Environment


Mattias Jonsson, Researcher
Department of Ecology, Centre for Biological Control
mattias.jonsson@slu.se +46(0)18-672450