DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIORNMENTAL SCIENCES
RE: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PLANT BREEDING AND SEED SYSTEMS SCHOLARSHIPS (COHORT III)
The Department of Agricultural production received a grant from the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to support a limited number of studentships for the third cohort of a Masters Degree training in Plant breeding and Seed Systems tenable at Makerere University for academic year 2012/2013. Applications are now invited for these scholarships.
The scholarship will cover tuition, stipend, medical insurance, and a modest cost of field research.
Mode of application
Individuals interested in these scholarships should submit an application letter, a brief Curriculum Vitae of NOT more than 2 pages and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of 3 references, and a copy of your academic Bachelors transcript (translated in English if required). A brief letter of why you should be considered for this fellowship and research area of interest for your M.Sc. thesis should be included (maximum 500 words). Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Closing date for applications is December 30th, 2011. Successfully candidates for these scholarships shall be notified by January 20th, 2012. Signed advance copies of the application may also be submitted by email to meet the application deadline.
Please send your application documents to:
Att : Dr. Richard Edema, The Co-ordinator (M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Seed Systems) Program:
Collège of Agricultural and Environ mental Sciences, P.O. BOX 7062
: Mob: +256-772314511
All email correspondances should be copied to Ms. Candia Alice :
Mob : +256-772369138 or 0701369138
The vast majority of the bananas currently grown and consumed were not conventionally bred but are selections made over probably thousands of years from naturally occurring hybrids. Cultivated bananas are very nearly sterile and as a consequence are not propagated from seed but rather through vegetative propagation, primarily suckers as well as more recently micropropagated or tissue cultured bananas. These factors, very old selections, near sterility and vegetative propagation, mean that these bananas have not been genetically improved either for resistance or improved quality and are becoming increasing in affected by serious pests and diseases.
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