Makerere University, Uganda

 

 

Makerere University (MU) is Uganda's largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. Makerere is the only university in Uganda offering degree level training in the various agricultural disciplines. Makerere University is, therefore, the leading institution in the country in the area of agricultural human resource development.

 

The SAFE at Makerere University was established in 1996 to support and contribute towards agricultural development efforts of Uganda through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension advisory services who can serve the needs of smallholder farm families.

 

The Mid-career B.Sc. degree program at Makerere University has made contribution to the agricultural sector principally through upgrading the technical and human relations skills of experienced Mid-career extension staff working with the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries and Non-governmental organizations engaged in agricultural advisory services.

 

The new value chain-oriented curriculum has been launched at Makerere University starting 2013 academic year. While the old curriculum was production-focused, the revised curriculum has a strong component of value addition.

 

The program at Makerere University has completed 20 full cycles with the graduation of 14 students of the 17th intake group in 2016.

So far, 393 students (243 males and 150 females) graduated from the program. Another 209 students are enrolled at the university.

 

The current student statistics at Makerere University, as of July 2017, is tabulated below:

 
Intake
Year
Male
Female
Total
Remarks
1
1997
4
7
11
Graduated in 2000
2
1998
3
3
6
Graduated in 2001
3
1999
11
4
15
Graduated in 2002
4
2000
11
2
13
Graduated in 2003
5
2001
23
14
37
Graduated in 2004
6
2002
19
20
39
Graduated in 2005
7
2003
5
4
9
Graduated in 2006
8
2004
15
7
22
Graduated in 2007
9
2005
11
8
19
Graduated in 2008
10
2006
5
0
5
Graduated in 2009
11
2007
5
3
8
Graduated in 2010
12
2008
3
1
4
Graduated in 2011
13
2009
32
19
51
Graduated in 2012
14
2010
40
16
56
Graduated in 2013
15
2011
42
35
77
Graduated in 2014
16
2012
2
5
7
Graduated in 2015
17
2012
12
2
14
Graduated in 2016
18
2013
50
26
76
19
2014
78
78
20
2015
42
13
55
 
Totoal
413
189
602


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Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

 

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download