Warren Arinaitwe is Cambridge-Africa PhD scholar at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.
Warren is born and raised in a farming community in Uganda. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master’s degree in Crop Science, both from Makerere University, Uganda. During his Master’s program in 2010, Warren was awarded a 1-year fellowship by the Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (formerly IPM CRSP) to research and develop vegetable disease diagnostics at Ohio State University, USA.
Over the last fourteen years, Warren has worked with rural farmers within the East African region promoting good agricultural practices (GAPS). Before joining the University of Cambridge in 2017, he worked for six years with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as a Research Associate, Plant Pathology. Also, Warren together with his wife, Viola Nimusiima runs a climate-smart agricultural farm in the outskirts of Uganda’s capital city Kampala where farmers regularly convene to consult and learn modern farming techniques in changing climates
Warren’s PhD research focuses on virus-vector interactions in the tomato plant.