Higher Degree by Research Candidate
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.
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
Date Position Institution name 2014 Agroforestry Scientist/ Research Officer National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) 2012 - 2014 Project Officer Uganda Wildlife Society (UWS)
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
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
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