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Prof. Tushemereirwe Wilberforce

Dr.W.K.Tushemereirwe is the Director of NARL since 2013. He is an Adjunct Professor of the Queensland University of Technology.  He has a PhD(Plant Pathology) from the  University of Reading , an Msc  - from University of Reading and a BSc  - Makerere University.  He previously served as a Team Leader of the National Banana Research Program.

Before he served as a Research Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture. He has spearheaded a range of research activities that included: National Coordinator for Banana Xanthomonas wilt control programe, National Coordinator: Project on building capacity for Agriculutural  Biotechnology in Uganda, Principal Investigator: Programme on Improvement of Eastern African highland bananas for resistance to pests/disease and improved yield through conventional breeding, etc he has a a number of Publications too


Research Unit: PGRC
Qualification: PhD
Research Interest:
  • Climate Change mitigation
  • Breeding & Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Agribusiness Value Chain
  • Innovations in Agriculture





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