Greetings from St. Ignatius University Kabale, where research meets innovation and sustainability in the fields of agriculture and tourism. As the Head of Research, I am proud to  lead our efforts in advancing knowledge and fostering solutions that address critical challenges in these vital sectors.

Agriculture and tourism are not just academic disciplines at our university; they are pathways to sustainable development and economic prosperity. Our research initiatives focus on developing innovative solutions that are not only effective but also environmentally and socially sustainable.

We believe in harnessing the power of research to transform these industries, ensuring they thrive while preserving our natural resources and cultural heritage.

The need for research-based solutions in agriculture and tourism has never been more urgent. With global challenges such as climate change, food security, and sustainable tourism practices, our researchers are committed to finding practical and scalable solutions that benefit not only Kigezi but the entire East African community.

We invite affiliates, industries, and funding organizations to join us in this important endeavor. Through strategic partnerships and collaborations, we can leverage our collective expertise to make a significant impact. Together, we can drive innovation, foster sustainable practices, and empower local communities to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

I encourage you to explore opportunities for partnership with St. Ignatius University Kabale and join us in shaping a brighter future for agriculture and tourism in Kigezi and beyond.

Diana M. Kwarikunda (Ph.D.)