THE AFRICAN NETWORK FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDES
(ANCAP)

11th ANCAP Summer School

27th- 31st July 2015

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Successfully Held!


The summer school was conducted under the coordination and facilitation by the following resource persons:


Dr. John A.M. Mahugija – Treasurer and Assistant Executive Secretary of ANCAP.

Dr John Wasswa – Chairperson organizing committee, course Instructor and National coordinator of ANCAP Uganda.

Prof. Peter Nkedi-Kizza – Course Instructor, University of Florida, USA.

Dr. Jorge Armando Leiva - Course Instructor, University of Florida, USA.

Dr. Giregon Olupot - Course Instructor, Makerere University, Uganda.


 

Participants of the summer school were drawn from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe; mainly postgraduate students (MSc and PhD students) and technical staff involved in pesticide research and other areas in chemistry. A total of 32 scientists attended/participated in the summer school. A detailed list of participants is shown at the end of this report. Several topics were covered during the summer school.


The course had the following major topics and activities:

Day 1 (July 27, 2015; 9:00 – 16:00 hrs)

Registration and opening ceremony

1.         Registration of participants

2.         Welcome remarks by Chairperson of the Organizing Committee – Dr. J. Wasswa.

3.         Remarks by the Executive Secretary of ANCAP – Dr. J. Mahugija.

4.         Remarks by Course facilitator- Prof. P. Nkedi-Kizza.

5.         Remarks by Chairman of Department of Chemistry, Makerere University-Prof. Muhammad Ntale.

6.         Group photo.

Lectures, Discussions and Practicals

1.  Brief Review of What was Covered in the Previous Weeks by the First Group.

     Dr. J. Wasswa

2.  Pesticides: Benefits and Concerns about their Use.

     Dr. Olupot

3.  The Solvophobic Theory and using it to Estimate Extraction Efficiency of Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals from Soils.

     Prof. Nkedi-Kizza

4. Review of Labs-Laboratory Observations and Demonstrations.

 

Day 2 (July 28, 2015; 9:00 – 16:15 hrs)

Lectures, Discussions and Practicals

Process oriented modeling of agrochemicals in the environment using The Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM2)-Model simulations

Dr. Jorge Leiva

1.      RZWQM2 Installation-General overview

2.      Overview of the Soil Physical Processes (A*)

3.      Overview of the Management Component (B*)

4.      Overview of Environmental Fate Processes for Pesticides (C*)

5.      Minimum Data Requirements to Run RZWQM2: Weather Data (e.g. daily solar radiation, maximum and minimum air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, and wind speed. Precipitation event data-sub-hourly); Site Description (e.g. slope and aspect); Initial Conditions e.g. initial surface crop residue, soil temperature, soil water and inorganic soil N); Soil Data e.g. soil horizons depth, soil texture, soil bulk density, soil organic C, soil pH, soil hydraulic property (if known); Management Data e.g. planting depth and date, variety, initial planting material weight, sprout length at planting, emergence date, row spacing, harvesting dates, fertilizer and manure applications, irrigation, tillage and pesticide applications.

6.      Creating High-Quality Weather Data Files for RZWQM2

7.      General Discussions/Participants Feedback.

 

Day 3 (July 29, 2015; 9:00 – 16:00 hrs)

Lectures, Discussions and Practicals

Process oriented modeling of agrochemicals in the environment RZWQM2-Model simulations

Dr. Jorge Leiva

1.      Creating a Project/Creating a Scenario/Input of Parameters for A*-B*-C*.

2.      Input of Experimental Data/Running RZWQM2

3.      Output Overview and Interpretation/Plots

4.      Model Calibration/Validation

Data needed to effectively evaluate RZWQM2 performance: Plant data e.g. crop yield, crop biomass and phenology observations; H2O data-water balance measurements e.g. soil water components, leaching, runoff and ET; N data-N balance measurements e.g. residual soil N, N leaching and N uptake; C data-if soil C sequestration is of interest, soil organic C should be measured before and after the experiments; T/energy balance-if energy balance is of interest, temperature measurements in the canopy and soil are needed. Heat fluxes should also be measured. Not all the data are essential. A balance data collection for all the categories is recommended.

5.      Other RZWQM2 Applications (Water Management, Climate Change, Plant Growth, etc.)

6.      Final Remarks.


Day 4 (July 30, 2015)

Kampala Tour/Literature Review.

Day 5 (July 31, 2015; 08:00 –17.00):

Symposium

 

Acknowledgements

The ANCAP organizing committee highly acknowledges IPICS-ISP Sweden for financial support which enabled organizing and facilitating the workshop and symposium as well as providing sponsorship to participants and facilitators.
We also thank the Carnegie
Cooperation of New York for its sponsorship through the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme.
The Chemistry Department, Makerere University is highly appreciated for hosting the summer school and the symposium that followed.

List of Participants

 

S.No.

Name

Country

Address/Contacts

1

Dr. John A.M. Mahugija

Tanzania

University of Dar es Salaam

johnmahugija@yahoo.com

2

Dr. John Wasswa

Uganda

Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062 Kampala Uganda

jnwasswa@yahoo.com

3

Prof. Shem Wandiga

Kenya

University of Nairobi

wandigas@uonbi.ac.ke

4

Prof. Peter Nkedi-Kizza

USA

University of Florida

5

Dr. Jorge Armando Leiva

USA

University of Florida

6

Prof. Muhammad Ntale

Uganda

Makerere University

Department of Chemistry

muhntale@gmail.com

7

Dr. Giregon Olupot

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

8

Abdulaziz Mohammed Abdulahi

Ethiopia

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

+256 778659494 / +256 758551330

zizoboonaa@gmail.com

najabas@hotmail.com

9

Ms. Maurine Atieno Otieno

Kenya

University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 28888 – 00100, Nairobi

+254727024094

otienomaurine6@gmail.com

10

James Kamau Mbugua

Kenya

University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 18-00902 Kikuyu Kenya

+254724305124 / +254739683617

djames085@gmail.com

11

Ambama Fabious Karls

Uganda

Makerere University

+256 777621449

ambamaf@yahoo.com

12

Pamhidzai Dzomba

Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe

5442 Cranebrooke Park Ruwa

+263773474525

pdzomba@gmail.com

13

Jean Bosco Nkuranga

Rwanda

University of Rwanda

nkubo123@gmail.com

14

Ms. Marwa Mohammed Esia Eltohami

Sudan

University of Gezira

P.O. Box 20 Wad Medani Sudan

+249 912547700

marwatoxic@gmail.com

15

Eliezer Brown Mwakalapa

Tanzania

Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam

+255713710988

mwakalapaeb@gmail.com

16

Patrick E. Chibura

Tanzania

University Of Dar es Salaam

P.O. Box 35061 Dar es Salaam

+255713069540/ +255754971691

pchibura@yahoo.com

17

Ms. Florence Nantaba

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

flornantaba@cns.mak.ac.ug

18

Patrick Mulindwa

Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology,  P.O. Box 1006

+256774698025 / +256700487868

patrickmulindwa@gmail.com

19

Moses Kigozi

Uganda

Makerere University, P.O Box 7062 Kampala Uganda moseskigozi5@gmail.com   +256772609733

20

Christopher Ojama

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

christopherojama@gmail.com

21

Nasifu Kerebba

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

nkerebba@gmail.com

22

Nsubuga Fauzu

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

nfauzu068@yahoo.com

23

Ms. Ruth Mbabazi

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

 

24

Michael  Kiraye

Uganda

Makerere University; P.O. Box 1 kyambogo; mickiraye@gmail.com

+256772523342

25

Obwola Geoffrey Vand

Uganda

Makerere University

vandjeffabi@gmail.com

26

Godwin Kakuba

Uganda

Makerere University

kakuba@cns.mak.ac.ug

27

Sentamu Stephen

Uganda

Makerere University

ssentamu2006@yahoo.co.uk

28

Dr. Patrick Ssebugere

Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

ssebugerep@gmail.com

29

Dr. Betty Naziriwo

Uganda

Makerere University

bnaziriwo@yahoo.co.uk

30

Dr. Tebandeke Emmanuel

Uganda

Makerere University

emmanuel@cns.mak.ac.ug

31

Prof. George W.A. Nyakairu

Uganda

Makerere University

gwnyakairu@cns.mak.ac.ug

gwnyakairu@chemistry.mak.ac.ug

32

Dr. Ivan Lule

Uganda

Makerere University

ilule@cns.mak.ac.ug