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Dr. James Kaboggoza Ssemwanga

( Council Member )




Higher Education 


  1. PhD in Post-harvest Technology, Cranfield University, UK., March 1993 to April 1996
  2. MSc. in Post-harvest Technology, (Crop Market Technology), Cranfield University, UK., September 1989 to August 1990
  3. BSc. in Agriculture with Honours, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda; March 1977 to March 1980


Areas of specialization  

  • Research management and coordination across several countries.
  • Leadership of several research/institutional governing bodies including: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), the committee of National Agricultural Research Laboratories Institute (NARL); the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) the Banana Research Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (BARNESA), the Makerere University Food Technology Incubator Program among others
  • Specialist training in marketing, crop post-harvest handling and communicating scientific information to non-scientific audiences.  
  • Specialist in evaluating food security and income generating programs spanning wide geographic areas and long periods of time. 
  • Expert in agricultural and rural development research  
  • Monitoring and evaluation specialist