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AKITE Irine is a female Ugandan who comes from Kole district. She completed her Master of Science in Agri-enterprises development from Gulu University in Uganda 2018 and a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture in 2014. Her graduate research evaluated Gender Participation in the local chicken value chain in Northern Uganda from which, she published an article entitled “Gender dimensions in the Local chicken value chain in Northern Uganda” She has worked for Capable International as a Lead agronomist to provide technical skills to farming communities in Omoro district on the key agronomic practices as well as farming as a business. Additionally she has also facilitated Value chain analysis of various agri-enterprises at Save the Children Uganda that enhanced my research skills and experiences with value chain realities in Acholi sub region. I also worked as an Intern at Virtuous Springs Limited, being part of the team responsible for facilitating multi-stakeholder platform business meetings, brokering business-to-business and finance-to-business linkages, under a project “Facilitating Multi-stakeholder commitment in oilseeds subsector in Acholi Sub-region and Adjumani” She is presently registered for a PhD in Agriculture and Applied Biosciences at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University and being sponsored by RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum). Her tentative PhD thesis is on “Efficiency of rice Marketing arrangements and support systems in Northern Uganda”. This study will provide rice farmers with information regarding the rice market, strategies to increase their competitive advantage along the rice value chain as well as the difference in margins obtained from individual and group sales of rice. She is also a graduate assistant under the faculty of Agriculture and Environment where she teaches the following courses; Extension and Teaching methods, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives, Sociology and Group Dynamics, Agriculture and Rural development among others.

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