PhD research: Impact of climate-smart soil management practices on current and future rainfed maize production in Uganda

October 2023 to September 2028
maize yield
soil management
climate-smart agriculture
climate change
water regime
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) (Uganda)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Rainfed maize yield in Uganda has remained very low compared with that attained by researchers. The study will assess the impact of climate-smart soil management practices on soil-water regime and maize yield using field experiments in Living Labs, and set-up a computer simulation model to simulate and predict maize yield response to these practices using collected data under various climate scenarios.