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Onesimus Semalulu

Dr. Onesimus Semalulu is a Principal Research Officer  attached to the Soils Program at NARL. He has a PhD (Soil fertility) and MSc (Soil Science) from University of Kentucky, USA and a BSc from Makerere University. He previously served as Head of Soils Program. He has coordinated a number of national and regional (E. Africa) multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects on integrated natural resource management (INRM) with emphasis on soil, water, nutrient and environmental management. He has served as Principal Investigator or Collaborator on various projects funded by USAID, ASARECA, GEF, DFID, GOU, AGRA, RDA/KOPIA. He has published widely. Dr.Semalulu was the best Oral Presenter at the 2nd Bie annual NARO scientific Conference 2014.


Research Unit: Soils, Agrometeorology & Environmental Program
Designation: Senior Principal Research Officer
Qualification: PhD
  • Semalulu, Onesimus, et al. "Nutrient Recycling Using Human Urine: Potential for Low Input Farming." Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. B 2.8B (2012): 919.
  • Semalulu, Onesimus. "Grass-legume establishment and nutrition on fly ash and ash-soil mixtures." (1997).
Research Interest:
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Soil quality and Fertility
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Biometerology
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Soil-Plant interractions
Telephone: +256-414-567649
Working with Instiute since:: 2010-01-04 18:28:42


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