John Yawe

Nationality: Ugandan
Discipline: Crop Protection
Degree: MSc
Institution: University of Zambia


John Yawe left Uganda to pursue a MSc. in Agricultural Engineering a the University of Zambia in hopes of returning home to help smallholder farmers. Eighty percent of the food produced in Uganda comes from small farms, but much of it is lost to mold and other contamination.

By researching the most effective drying methods, Yawe worked to avoid some of that loss.

Current Research Project

Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions

Research Location


More about Yawe

Ugandan student researches best drying technique for quality peanuts