GRADUATION What a proud day! To contribute to the Universities community engagement Agenda, the TAGDev program works in the following ways; Read more Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Read more TAGDev @ GULU UNIVERSITY APPROACH 1 STUDENT TRAINING The TAGDev program Aims at providing training opportunities to students from Economically challenging backgrounds but with a strong academic potential.

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APPROACH 3 ENTERPRENEURSHIP ORIENTATION Through the Enhancing student enterprise training (SES) at Gulu University project, an agribusiness incubation Hub(AIH) has been established. Read more

Pig Project

Wine & Coffee Project


Dr. Walter Odongo

In Charge, Community Engagement

Is a Senior lecturer of Agricultural in the department of rural development and agribusiness

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University.  

Dr. Odongo is currently coordinator of Community University Engagement activities at Gulu University and the faculty of Agriculture and Environment. He has been involved in the development of community oriented training modules and their incorporation into the training curricula at Gulu University.

Under TAGDev program, Dr. Odongo is in charge of coordinating community Engagement activities.

He is also the principal investigator of the RUFORUM Entrepreneurship challenge Fund(RECAP) project, which mentors’ university students and community youths to become innovative entrepreneurs. 

Email:; Tel: +256777036100


Elly Kurobuza Ndyomugyenyi (PhD)

Principal Investigator, Pig CARP+ Project 

Dr. Ndyomugyenyi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Production and Range 

Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University.

Dr. Ndyomugyenyi was the Principal Investigator (PI) of “Enhancing Pig Production and Marketing for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda” (2017 – 2021), a project funded by the Mastercard Foundation and Coordinated by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).


Dr. Basil Mugonola

Principal Investigator, Rice CARP+ Project

Is an Associate Professor and head, department of Rural Development and Agribusiness in the

Dr.Basil Mugonola is an Associate Professor and head, department of Rural Development and Agribusiness in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at Gulu University.

Basil is the coordinator of the MSc. Agri-Enterprise Development-a program jointly implemented by Gulu and Egerton Universities.

Basil is the PI for two projects supported by RUFORUM/Mastercard Foundation: the community action research program on rice in northern Uganda and the out of school youth-TVET engagement project. skype: mugonola basil, Tel +256 772 459745

Mr. Samuel Elolu

Project Manager

Samuel Elolu is the Project Manager. He is also an academic staff member in the Department of Food Science and Postharvest Technology. In the TAGDev Program, Samuel is responsible for the overall operational issues of the project. He manages student affairs, and coordinates the implementation, monitoring and reporting of other sub-projects such as the Entrepreneurship challenge project RECAP, and the Community action research projects (CARP+).  Samuel offers technical support to the project coordinator, and ensures communication and partnerships with co-implementors and other stakeholders is maintained.

Dr. Stephen Wamala Kalule

In Charge, Entrepreneurship Training

Dr. Stephen Wamala Kalule is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Rural Development and Agribusiness, Gulu University.

Dr. Stephen Wamala Kalule holds a PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation and currently, a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Rural Development and Agribusiness, Gulu University. He has vast lecturing and research experience in areas of agricultural policy analysis, agricultural marketing and price analysis, agricultural production and efficiency, household economy assessment as well as university-community engagement. He has led and/ or participated in research projects and consultancies funded by national and international donors including the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the MasterCard Foundation and European Union (EU). Currently, he is involved in collaborations with various universities in Africa on training African scientist in Food and Agribusiness systems (funded by the European Union) and transforming African Universities to contribute Africa’ Growth and Development (funded by the MasterCard Foundation). Some of the research projects accomplished include: developing capacities of refugees and their host communities, who live in marginalized areas with adverse climatic conditions, for economic production as a response strategy for reducing vulnerability as well as developing commercial sweet potato seed systems that transcend prolong dry climatic conditions of Northern Uganda.



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