DR MICHAEL MASANZA (PhD, MSc. Agric. BSc. Agric. (Hons) Dip Educ.) is Senior Lecturer and Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Uganda Christian University (UCU).
He is a Production Ecologist with a PhD in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation from the Charles de Wit Graduate School of Production Ecology in 2003, Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands. His research activities include improving and promotion of vegetable and fruit production in Uganda.
Currently, he is Co-PI on a FARA-PAEPARD grant to prolong shelf-life of indigenous vegetables in Uganda. Michael has won scholarship from the Rockefeller He iFoundation to pursue PhD studies at WagebningenUniversityy and Research Centre, USAID Grant to pursue Master of Science in Agriculture and USAID/USDA Faculty Exchange Fellowship at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
Earlier, he worked as Teaching Assistant at Makerere University, then Research Assistant with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, East and Central African Regional Centre (IITA-ESARC) in Namulonge, Uganda.
He also worked as consultant with IITA, the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) as Research Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, as Senior Agricultural Inspector in the department of Crop Protection until 2007, when he joined UCU School of Research and Postgraduate Studies as Senior Research Fellow, Crop Science.
Through his leadership at the Uganda Christian University, he is helping to foster the next generation of Agricultural Entrepreneurs who will turn around the small-scale subsistence into commercial agriculture to improve the livelihoods of farm-families; Civil and Environmental Engineers, IT specialists, Health workers and