Councillor for East and Southern Africa 2009 -2012

Dr Gorrettie SsemakulaDr Gorrettie Ssemakula
Head Sweet potato Program
National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
P.O. Box 7084, Kampala
Tel: +256 414 573016
Fax: +256 414 286 947
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Dr Gorrettie Ssemakula is Councillor for East and Southern Africa. She has more than ten years experience in cassava improvement: conducted research on cassava breeding for the Uganda National Program, the East African Root Crops Research Network, and the International Institute of Tropical agriculture. Through the East African Root Crops Research Network, she backstopped National cassava–breeding programs of East Africa in hands on training leading to harmonized and effective cassava breeding methodologies in the region. She has also supervised and mentored post-graduate students and Industrial trainees who have graduated with excellent grades. Currently she heads the Uganda National sweet potato research team.