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Dr. Prossy Isubikalu in her office

Name and contact

Prossy Isubikalu (PhD)

Department of Agricultural Extension Education
Faculty of Agriculture
P.O.Box 7062
Email or

Prossy's bio data

Education background

  • PhD in Social sciences, Wageningen University (2007)
  • MSc in Agricultural Extension Education, Makerere University (1999)
  • BSc Agriculture, Makerere University (1997).

During her PhD, Prossy was biased towards Participatory Approaches and Up-scaling, whereas during her MSc she was biased towards understanding farmers' practices in controlling pests.

Courses actively engaged in

At Makerere University, Prossy is actively involved in conducting a number of courses to both undergraduate and post graduate students. The courses include

  • Participatory Approaches
  • Adult Learning/Strategies to help adults learn
  • Social Research Methods (Qualitative)
  • Graduate seminars and research implementation skills
  • Curriculum development
  • Rural Sociology
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Rural Innovation Systems (this is a new course being developed for a new Bachalors program hosted by the Department of Agricultural Extension Education - Bachelor of Agricultural and Rural Innovation Systems, BARI)
  • Personal Development ans social skills (to be developed for the regional PhD and MSc program in Plant Breeding)

In designing and conducting all the above courses, among others, she has makes efforts to integrate the content with soft skills, as well as them the content applicative in the current context within which the students live.

Research experience

Prossy has conducted research, which include

  1. Understanding and improving Participation in participatory extension programs.
  1. Design and development of a framework for improved communication and information sharing. This was under the ACACIA II project for AHI (2005-2008)
  1. Evaluation of Plan for the Modernisation of Agriculture
  1. Role of the Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato in improving food security status in Uganda
  1. Understanding farmer responses in taking up new or improved technologies

Areas of interest

These include

  • Facilitation (for enhanced performance)
  • Organisational and individual change
  • Participatory research/extension
  • Action research
  • Rural sociology and community development
  • Innovation systems

Emphasis is more towards qualitative research