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Future Africa ECRLF Workshop: Impact of Pathogens on Agricultural Production, 8th - 9th November 2021, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day, Golf Course Hotel Kampala and on ZOOM.



Event Details

The Department of Agricultural Production at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University in partnership with the University of Pretoria invites you to participate in a blended workshop that will be held physically at Golf Course Hotel Kampala and via zoom.

Theme: Impact of Pathogens on Agricultural Production

Date and Time: 8th and 9th November 2021, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EAT each day.


Conference Convener: Dr. Nicholas Kagimu, Makerere University
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Paul Mwambu, Commissioner Crop Inspection and Certification, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries


Conference presentations;

  • Forest pest surveillance to protect Africa’s forest resource
  • Chemical defenses of forest trees to fungal infection and the consequences of these defenses on insect herbivory
  • Bioprospecting of the Natural Products from Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus bacteria and their application in agriculture
  • Status of nematology research in Uganda
  • What Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria can offer in collaboration with research and industry in Uganda
  • Past, present & future of Entomological research in Uganda
  • Bio-control agents in pest management in Uganda’s forest systems
  • Bio-prospected products from insects (pharmaceutical, nutritional, cosmetics etc)
  • An overview of Entomopathogenic nematodes- EPN (insect-killing-worms) in Africa/ICIPE perspective
  • Status of liquid culture development for commercialization of entomopathogens in South Africa
  • Entomopathogenic fungi for insect crop management
  • Endophytes research and bio-pesticides use
  • Tsetse fly vector: effects distribution and control in Uganda
  • Tick epidemic and vaccine development
  • Helminths and helminths control in small ruminants
  • Veterinary drug use and resistance
  • Chemical control of internal and external parasites in livestock


Zoom link for online attendance

To participate, please click on the link below;

Meeting ID: 829 7357 0130
Passcode: 555555

Your participation will highly be appreciated.

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The Future Africa’s Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) is a programme offered by the University of Pretoria, supported by Carnegie Foundation. It offers opportunity for development of research leaders who will be able to fill gaps in the African research capacity ecosystem. As part of the activities embedded in this programme, the Department has organized a two-day workshop themed: "Impact of Pathogens on Agricultural Production". Participants from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, academia, private sector, and research institutions are expected to attend.

Event Venue

Golf Course Hotel Kampala and Online