Scientific African Team
Makerere University, UgandaSpecialty:
Agriculture and Food Security
Donald R. Kugonza is an Associate Professor teaching Animal breeding, Genetics and Apiculture at Makerere University in Uganda. Makerere University founded in 1922 is of one of the premier universities on the African continent. Donald holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture, M.Sc. in Animal Science, MBA in International Business and a PhD specialising in Animal Breeding and Genetics (Advisor: Prof. Olivier Hanotte). He coordinates the Service Learning Internship Program, a 15-year collaboration between Makerere University and Iowa State University, USA. His major research interests are in increasing agricultural productivity through performance improvement of a wide array of African Animal Genetic Resources. He is a member of Advisory Boards of the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI), where he is chairman; the African Union Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) where he member of the Taxonomy Advisory Group (TAG) for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR); the Fisheries Training Institute where he is a member of the Governing Council; and the Uganda Society of Animal Sciences where he is the acting Secretary. He has authored 3 books, 13 book chapters, 54 original journal papers, 62 conference papers. In addition to being an editor for the Scientific African Journal, he is a regular reviewer and sub-editor for other high impact journals. He has climbed Mt. Kenya (‘97), Uluguru Mts. (‘99), Mt. Mgahinga (‘13), Mt. Kilimanjaro (‘14), and Aberdare Ranges (‘17). He has 2 daughters, 3 sons and one wife.