Fort Portal Campus

Welcome to Agriculture Department

About the Agriculture Department

The department of Agriculture at Uganda Martyrs University is keen to further contribute to the agricultural sector’s development by offering agricultural training relevant to national goals and objectives, while also meeting its own set mission and stakeholder’s needs.

 

The Department admits students from any level above A-Level or its equivalent for any course appropriately applied for, regardless of gender, age, and religion plus political orientation, as long as the applicant qualifies to meet the minimum requirements.

We are a home to the African Centre of Excellence in Agro ecology and Food Systems (ACALISE). We have collaborated with the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda to breed the Black Soldier fly larvae as an alternative high-quality protein to conventional expensive fish and soya protein for livestock feeds.

 

The Department is a partner in the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme titled Regional academic exchange for enhanced skills in fragile ecosystems management in Africa (REFORM). The faculty also partners with Slippery Rock University in a project entitled Aquaponics System Project.

Very recently we are collaborating with the French government to set up e demo ecological organic agriculture home. We have also started a livestock feeds incubation hub; all these are designed with and for students to learn from and become competitive graduates.

Vision

To holistically build a critical mass of quality professional agriculturists with sustainable resource management hands-on skills, in order to meet the University’s goal of creating an environment where intellectual and moral values are a priority, while contributing to the national goal of modernizing agriculture as a means of achieving food security, alleviating poverty and diversifying foreign exchange earnings through short and long term, demand driven curricula, as well as farmer needs oriented research and outreach programs.




Mission

To produce a graduate with capacity to create jobs, and with all round knowledge of agriculture that translates into real physical and financial outputs.