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BIOGRAPHY – PROF.  LEVI SHADEYA-MUDOGO AKUNDABWENI, PhD, MSc. BSc

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

 Prof. Akundabweni has over 30 years experience in the field of Agricultural Research (Both International & Ecoregional), 23 years in tertiary-based agricultural education (teaching & learning) and management. Levi has a long experience in smallholder production, practices, outreach and rural agricultural development. He is skilled in Instrument-based research to detect pre-breeding/agronomic useful agro-biodiversity with various tools including: Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis, Near Infra Red Spectroscopy; Chlorophyll Fluorescence Analysis; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) and Cellulose Solution Digestion Procedure for estimating forage digestibility quality. He has widely published in his area of expertise.

 

Prof. Akundabweni has over 10 years experience in Senior (Higher Education) management and well versed with hard and soft skills such as human & financial resources management

Professor is widely travelled and resided internationally, regionally and locally with an equal wide exposure in human relations.

 

Currently, Prof. Akundabweni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection and also the Associate Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.

 

Areas Of Specialization

Leafy systems germplasm enhancement and forage agronomy

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