Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC)

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The Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC) is one of the eight departments of the former Faculty of Agriculture. The center was conceived in 1993 as a project with joint funding from The World Bank and Government of Uganda under the Agricultural Research and Training Project (ARTP) through the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO).

History: As a project, it offered short courses for NARO Scientists and Makerere University’s Faculty of Agriculture teaching/research staff. In 1997, a public- private sector linked training in Applied Tropical Floriculture (ATF) for the Uganda Flower Exporters Association (UFEA) was introduced. Originally Agribusiness Development Centre/Investment for Development in Export Agriculture (ADC/IDEA) funded the training but this programme wound up, however, a new partnership with the Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Programme (APEP) has enabled the continuation of the training. Construction of the Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC) facilities commenced in 1998 at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK) and was completed in 2000. In February 2002, Makerere University Council institutionalized Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC) as a University unit.

Objectives: Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC) broad objective is to facilitate demand-driven training and outreach services to the farming community, other organizations and institutions involved in the agricultural and agro-industrial development. The specific objectives are to:

  • [related_posts]Mobilize and co-ordinate the Human Resource expertise especially on the critical needs for capacity and human resource development for agricultural modernization and development.
  • Design and implement short and medium term demand driven training programs for the public and private sector employees in agricultural related organization/businesses, as well as farmers.
  • Enhance the technical capacity and leadership of public and private sector Agricultural related organization/businesses through mid-career professional training programs, seminars, conferences workshops among other activities.
  • Appropriately package and produce information needed by extension staff, mid-career professionals and farmers to enhance their performance in delivery of services. And
  • Be the inter-face between Makerere University, the local governments, private sector including Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the farming communities at large through collaborative implementation of training programs and development of resource materials for various stakeholders in the Agricultural sector.

Vision: Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC) vision is to be the leading center providing client-responsive, training and services for development of agriculture and agro-industry.

Mission: Continuing Agricultural Education Center (CAEC) mission is to enhance the capacity of professionals and practitioners; disseminate knowledge and technologies for sustainable development of agricultural and agro-industrial sectors.

P.O.Box, 7062


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