The department of agricultural and biosystems engineering one Uganda’s leading centers of research and training in the  areas of food engineering, solid waste management, Biochemical process design and control of process optimization, agro based machinery installation , testing and commissioning, soil and water engineering farm power and machinery, waste water and engineering, agricultural processing  engineering, renewable energy, forest engineering, pulp and paper making from cellulosic fiber

The Department has the mandate to develop human resources, generate knowledge in agriculture, soils sand water engineering. The programmes implemented by this department include: BSc Agricultural engineering, and MSc Agricultural engineering. The Department has strong linkages with University of Pretoria - South Africa, Ohio State University FAO, UNDP and others. There are good linkages with other local institutions like such as Uganda Industrial Research Institute, and Uganda Manufacturers Association. The Department links with other African Institutions e.g. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and technology, USAID under the Collaborative Research Programmes (CRSP).

The Department has the mandate to develop human resources, generate knowledge in Food Science Technology and Nutrition It also has mandate to ensure linkages to markets through its incubation plant. The programmes implemented by this department include: BSc Food Science and Technology, BSc Human Nutrition, BSc. Food Processing Technology and BSc. Conservation Forestry and Product Technologies. The graduate programmes include, MSc. Food Science and Technology, MSc Human Nutrition and PhD in Food Science and Technology. The Department has strong linkages with Norwegian University of life Sciences, NORAD, EU, Mcknight Foundation, FAO, UNDP and others. There are good linkages with other local institutions like such as Uganda Industrial Research Institute and Uganda Manufacturers Association. The Department links with other African Institutions e.g. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and technology, USAID under the Collaborative Research Programmes (CRSP) and University of Pretoria - South Africa.

The Food Technology and Business Incubation center is the first university based technology and business incubator in the East and Central African region. The center was commissioned by H.E President Y.K Museveni  in 2009. The core business of FTBIC is technology transfer and nurturing knowledge based enterprises and food processing and nutrition fields. The center targets youths and other groups with technology and or business ideas of high commercial potential in the areas of food processing, nutrition and allied industries .The centers Program thrusts include.

  • Nurturing new technology driven food and enterprises
  • Promoting entrepreneurship among students and university staff.
  • Offering technical support to the food industry.
  • Technology transfer.
  • Commissioned research
  • Process and product development.
  • Quality management and trouble shooting.
  • Nutrition clinic.
  • Nutrition education and out research.

For more information on business incubation please contacts the manager of the food technology and business incubation center.