Samuel Kyamanywa

Principal Investigator

Makerere University

Prof. Kyamanywa obtained a BSc. Agriculture (Honors: Second class Upper division) Makerere University in 1980, and Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology) degree of Makerere University in 1987 under the African Regional Post graduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS) at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Nairobi Kenya.

He started serving as Teaching Assistant in the then Faculty Agriculture and Forestry in 1986. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Crop Science in 1988. In 1990, he joined the International Centre of Insect Physiology Ecology in Kenya as a PESTNET Resident Scientist. In 1993, he returned to the Department of Crop Science as Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Associate Professor in 2001 and Professor in 2006. He was Head of Department of Crop Science (September 1998 to-2006), a Deputy Vice Chancellor AA of Kyambogo University (2007-2008) and Dean of Faculty of Agriculture (2009 2010). Currently he is acting Principal of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Makerere University. He is Chairman of the Change Management Committee of the Makerere University.

He is a Professor of Pest Management and has 26 years’ expertise in Agricultural Entomology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). He has successfully supervised over 50 M.Sc. and 5 Ph.D. students in the fields of IPM, Biological control, storage pest management and use of molecular techniques for managing pests of the above crops. He has been PI of 13 research projects. Currently, he is a coordinator for two regional research programs;