Principal Research Officer
Organization: National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) - Uganda
Robert Kawuki, a Ugandan national, has been conducting crop research in Uganda since 2000, first as a masters student (working on soybean rust; 2000 to 2002), secondly as a research assistant with IITA-Uganda working on banana entomology (2003 to 2004). Robert obtained his PhD in Plant Breeding & Genetics from the University of the Free State, South Africa in 2009. Robert is employed by NARO and based at NaCRRI, where he undertakes cassava breeding research in partnership with several national, regional and international scientists. Robert regards promotion of proven technologies and science communication as key for future of African agriculture.