Dr. Drake Mubiru
Name: Dr. Drake N. Mubiru
Job Title:

Principal Research Officer

Qualifications: PhD and M.Sc. (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA)
B.Sc. (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda)
Expertise: Dr. Mubiru, is a Principal Research Officer working with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) of Uganda. He is a Soil Scientist by profession with more than 25 years of agricultural research experience, especially, soil fertility management; soil and water conservation; and environment including emerging issues such as effects and impacts of climate change and variability on crop production. He obtained his M.Sc. and PhD in Soil Science at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (USA) in 1992 and 2001, respectively. He has a B.Sc. in Chemistry obtained in 1989 at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. 
Research Interests Dr. Mubiru with research experience spanning more than 25 years has major interests in natural resource management, sustainable land management, conservation agriculture, climate change adaptation, etc.

Contact Details:

Official Email : dnmubiru@kari.go.ug  
Personal Email:    drakenmubiru@yahoo.com
Selected Publications:

1.     Mubiru, D.N., J. Namakula, J. Lwasa, G.A. Otim, J. Kashagama, M. Nakafeero, W. Nanyeenya, and M. S. Coyne. 2017. Conservation farming and changing climate: more beneficial than conventional methods for degraded Ugandan soils.

Sustainability 2017, 9, 1084; doi:10.3390/su9071084 www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
2.    Mubiru DN, Kyazze FB, Radeny M, Zziwa A, Lwasa J, Kinyangi J. 2015. Climatic trends, risk perceptions and coping strategies of smallholder farmers in rural Uganda. CCAFS Working Paper no. X. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark. Available online at: www.ccafs.cgiar.org

3.    Mubiru, D.N., E. Komutunga E, A. Agona, A. Apok and T. Ngara. 2012.  Characterizing agro-meteorological climate risks and uncertainties: Crop production in Uganda.   S Afr J Sci. 2012;108(3/4), Art. #470, 11 pages. http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajs. v108i3/4.470

4.    Mubiru, D.N., and M.S. Coyne. 2009. Leguminous cover crops are more beneficial than natural fallows in minimally tilled Ugandan soils. Agron. J.  101 (3) 644-652

5.    Mubiru, D.N., M.S. Coyne, and J.H. Grove. 2008. Citric acid interferes with adenosine triphosphate determination by bioluminescence. 41:2587-2594. Analytical Letters

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