Project Leaders

Prof Samuel Kyamanywa

Prof Kyamanywa is the team leader for BioInnovate Africa supported project that is Integrating digital solutions to improve production of virus-free sweet potato vines. He is a professor in the department of Crop Science, faculty of Agriculture at the Makerere University, Uganda. He has over 30 years of teaching and research expertise in Agricultural Entomology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Prof Kyamanywa has championed the application of mixed cropping in pest management.  He is the Chairman of the Agricultural Chemicals Technical Committee of the Uganda Agricultural Chemicals Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. He has served as a council member of African Rural University, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Uganda National Coffee Resources Research Institute. Professor Kyamanywa has been Principal Investigator for various research projects and has supervised both graduate and post-graduate students. He has published several papers in international refereed journals, conference proceedings, chapters in textbooks and a handbbok.

He holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Entomology from Makerere University under the African Regional Post graduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS) at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe); and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Makerere University.