Makerere University acknowledges that funds received from SIDA under the bilateral Research Cooperation enable Ugandan public universities to conduct impactful research, research capacity strengthening, institutional advancement, generate knowledge and promote research uptake for regional development, which is partly supported as part of the EDCTP programme supported by the European Union.

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362-2014 Project Title: Building Research and Training capacities to develop innovations in sustainable intensification of maize–based cropping systems for improving productivity, food security and resilience to climate change in Uganda

Research Phase

Research Phase: 

The proposed project focuses on developing the Ugandan research capacity to unlock the potential of sustainable intensification of maize cropping systems that increases productivity, natural resource use efficiency and ecological resilience, and reduces environmental externalities.

The project will form the backbone to identifying pathways to improve farm-level food security and productivity through the development of more resilient, profitable and sustainable maize-based cropping systems.

This project will provide PhD training to four (4) academic staff of Makerere University and four Msc students. Two of the PhD training will be sandwich, with the student spending 3 – 4 months of each year in Sweden.