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John Adriko

Dr. Adriko John is a Crop Scientist with experience in both field agriculture and research. Dr. Adriko holds a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Copenhagen, Masters Degree in Crop Science and Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, both of Makerere University. He has valuable skill and experience in agriculture and food security obtained during his work with District Local Government Production Department, National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), and National Agricultural and Research Organization (NARO). He also worked as Agricultural Consultant for NilePro Consult Limited and now Arise Development Consultants playing a key role in training farmers on agriculture production for income and food security for the Arua District Local Government, World Vision, CARE Uganda, and Eastern Archdiocesan Development Network (EADEN). He also worked as Field Extension Agent for Farm Talk/ Tree Talk in West Nile (Straight Talk Foundation). He has carried out farmer trainings in improved crop production for Governmental as well as Non-governmental institutions. Dr. Adriko was the agriculture technical expert in a market access survey done for ZOA Uganda and Lead Consultant in agriculture, food security and child nutrition analysis for Plan Uganda.

Research Unit: Biodiversity & Biotechnology Program
Designation: Research Officer
Qualification: PhD
  • Adriko, John, Ernest Rashid Mbega, Carmen Nieves Mortensen, Ednar Gadelha Wulff, Wilberforce Kateera Tushemereirwe, Jerome Kubiriba, and Ole Søgaard Lund. "Improved PCR for identification of members of the genus Xanthomonas." European journal of plant pathology 138, no. 2 (2014): 293-306.
  • Adriko, John, et al. "Multiplex PCR for specific and robust detection of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum in pure culture and infected plant material." Plant Pathology 61.3 (2012): 489-497.
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To generate and promote agricultural technologies and improve productivity, value addition, income and food security


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