Mr Joel Buyinza

Joel Buyinza
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Student
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Joel is a PhD student in the Faculty of Sciences based at Waite Campus in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. His areas of interest are Agroforestry and Natural Resource Management with a focus on understanding tree-crop interactions and water use relations in small holder farming systems. He is also developing interests in conducting interdisciplinary Research studies that integrate social and biophysical knowledge.

Joel holds a Master of Science in Agroforestry and a BSc. Forestry degree from Makerere University of Uganda in East Africa. He is a Research Officer (Agroforestry Scientist) with the National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI) of the National Agricultural Organization (NARO) in Uganda. In 2017, he was awarded a John Allwright Fellowship to undertake his PhD Science study at the University of Adelaide.

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Mr Joel Buyinza

Joel is a PhD student in the Faculty of Sciences based at Waite Campus in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. His areas of interest are Agroforestry and Natural Resource Management with a focus on understanding tree-crop interactions and water use relations in small holder farming systems. He is also developing interests in conducting interdisciplinary Research studies that integrate social and biophysical knowledge.

Joel holds a Master of Science in Agroforestry and a BSc. Forestry degree from Makerere University of Uganda in East Africa. He is a Research Officer (Agroforestry Scientist) with the National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI) of the National Agricultural Organization (NARO) in Uganda. In 2017, he was awarded a John Allwright Fellowship to undertake his PhD Science study at the University of Adelaide.

Joel's Higher Degree by Research project focuses on assessing the impact of incorporating key agroforestry species with agricultural crops on soil water and crop productivity among smallholder farmers, using an interdisciplinary approach to research. This is part of a bigger project, "Trees for Food Security- 2" funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), being implemented in Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda. 

Joel is also involved in the following on-going research projects:

  • Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) project in Uganda
  • Calliandra colothyrsus seed Value chain Project in Lake Victoria Crescent, Uganda
  • Value chain Innovation Platforms (VIPs) for Food Security in East and Southern Africa

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Agroforestry Scientist/ Research Officer National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
2012 - 2014 Project Officer Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS)

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2011 - 2013 Makerere University, Kampala Uganda Master of Science in Agroforestry
2004 - 2008 Makerere University, Kampala Uganda Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Research Interests

Agroforestry, Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts, Natural Resource Management, Tree Improvement

Journals

Year Citation
2015 Kalanzi, F., Nansereko, S., Buyinza, J., Kiwuso, P., Turinayo, Y., Mwanja, C. ... Mujuni, D. (2015). Socio-economic analysis of beekeeping enterprise in communities adjacent to Kalinzu forest, Western Uganda. S. A. Rahman (Ed.). International Journal of Research on Land-use Sustainability, 2, 81-90.
2015 Buyinza, J., Sekatuba, J., Ongodia, G., Eryau, K., Nansereko, S., Opolot, I. V. ... Agaba, H. (2015). Farmers’ Knowledge on Forage Production in Smallholder Dairy Systems of Uganda. International Journal of Livestock Production Research, 3, 1, 1-10.
2015 Buyinza, J. & Okullo, J. B. L. (2015). Threats to Conservation of Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. nilotica (Shea Butter) Tree in Nakasongola district, Central Uganda. International Research Journal of Environment Sciences, 4, 1, 1-5.
2014 Buyinza, J., Tumwebaze, S. B., Namaalwa, J. & Byakagaba, P. (2014). Above-ground biomass and carbon stocks of different land
cover types in Mt. Elgon, Eastern Uganda. S. A. Mukul (Ed.). International Journal of Research on Land-use Sustainability, 1, 51-61. 10.13140/2.1.4958.8003
  1. Principle Investigator, Calliandra calothyrsus seed Value chain Project.  A Competitive Grants Scheme (CGS) Project under the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). This project is implemented by the National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI) in Uganda.
Position
PhD Student
Campus
Waite
Building
Main Waite Building
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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