Dr. Ir. UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane

28 Mar 2022

1.Name : Dr. Umuhoza Karemera Noella Josiane
2. Academic Rank : Lecturer
3. Academic Leadership Position (if any) : Ag. Director of the UR Centre of Post Graduate Studies
4. College : CAVM
5. School/Centre : School of agriculture and food Science
6. Department : Crop Sciences
7. Research Area : Agriculture/Horticulture
8. Brief Profile : Dr. Ir. UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane is an agricultural

Contacts : Email, Phone, Twitter (if any):umunolla@gmail.com/ Tel : 078 314 03 27

scientist. She holds a Ph. D in Molecular Biology applied to Horticulture/Pomology/Agriculture (University of Beijing, China), a Master of Science in Horticulture/Pomology (Horticultural University of Bagalkot, India) and an Engineering Degree in Agriculture/Agro-economics specialization (Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture/ (National Institute of Agriculture), Thies, Senegal). She is currently the Ag. Director of the Centre of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Rwanda and a Lecturer of Horticultural courses at the UR-CAVM (College of Agriculture, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine). Dr. Ir. UMUHOZA has also served as the Ag. Director of continuing education and the Academic Secretary of the Department of Crop Sciences at UR-CAVM. She was the president of the Gender Club in UR-CAVM. Her education and career achievements include being selected in Africa for the AWARD of women in Agricultural Research and Development for the year 2015, earning the “Chinese Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship” AWARD in 2016 from the China Agricultural Council, and also getting a National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) AWARD by the Next Einstein Forum in 2019 ; writing and publishing a number of scientific articles as well as two books, one on calcium salt spray on mango fruits and another on Banana Production. Dr. Ir. UMUHOZA worked for two and half years as an expert in banana macro-propagation for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA/CIALCA/CGIAR). Her work in the region was about giving trainings to farmers, their co-operatives and technicians from Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) on banana diseases, banana good husbandry, banana germplasm establishment, banana mother gardens management, banana macropropagation for its good extension in Rwanda and the sub-region (Uganda, Burundi and DR Congo), translation in Kinyarwanda of training materials, etc. Currently she is a permanent member of Rwandan Association for Women in Science and Engineering (RAWISE) ; permanent member of the business committee for the Association for Strengthening Agriculture Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) ; permanent member of the technical committee of Rwanda Standard Board (RSB) ; focal point of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the University of Rwanda (UR) and member of the African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) and the Ambassador of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in the University of Rwanda.

Published Papers : Nkurunziza Ephrem, Samuel Nyalala, Umuhoza Karemera Noella Josiane. Suitability of sand amended with carbonized rice husks and goat manure as a growing medium. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry. Vol 14(1), pp.10-15, March 2022

Akanmu A.O., Olowe O.M., Phiri A.C, Nirere D., Odebode A.J., Umuhoza
Karemera N.J
., Asemoloye M.D. Organic farming : exploration of organic amendments and Bioagents for sustainable agriculture. Global Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol.8, No.3, pp.59-74, August 2020

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, Olowe Olumayowa Mary, Niyokuri Nshuti Aristide. ERF4, an important transcriptional factor affected by MPK6 in Malus Xiojinensis and M. Baccata under iron deficiency condition. EC Agriculture 5.10 (2019) : 589-599

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, YU Chongjin, SIMONETTI Pierrot Yassine, DUYUE Li, HAN Zhenhai, WU Ting, ZHANG Xinzhong, WANG Yi and XU Xuefeng. Low iron level improves salt tolerance by changing the redox regulatory mechanisms in Arabidopsis Thaliana. Pakistan Journal of Botany. Pak. J. Bot., 51(2), DOI : 10.30848/PJB2019-2(3)

SIBA Kolin Koivogui, UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, TOLNO Emmanuel. Rice technology and its market value in Guinea : A case of Faranah Prefecture. Journal of Marketing and Consumer Research. Vol.43, 2018.

WEI Liu, UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, WU Ting, YANG Yafei, ZHANG Xinzhong, XU Xuefeng, WANG Yi, HAN Zhenhai. The ethylene response factor AtERF4 negatively regulates the iron deficiency response in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS ONE| https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. 2017

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, MUKUNDA G.K, ANSAR H, AMREEN TAJ. Effect of pre-harvest sprays of calcium chloride on post-harvest behavior in mango fruits (Mangifera indica L.) Cv. Mallika. Plant Archives (13) 2 pp. 925-928. 2013

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, MUKUNDA G.K, ANSAR H, AMREEN TAJ. Role of calcium chlorise spray on post-harvest behavior of mango fruits (Mangifera Indica L.) Cv. Raspuri. Green farming vol 5(1) : pp. 140-142. 2013

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, HABIMANA Sylvester. Effect of pre-harvest Calcium Chloride on Post-Harvest Behavior of Mango Fruits (Mangifera Indica L.) Cv. Alphonso. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(3), pp. 119 - 125 DOI : 10.13189/ujar.2014.020307. 2014

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, HABIMANA Sylvester. Effect of Calcium chloride sprays on ripening, shelf-life and physical chemical proprieties of mango fruits (Mangifera Indica L) Cv. Totapuri. International Journal of Agricultural and Soil Science. (ISSN : 2315-9989) Vol. 2(3) pp. 33-38, May, 2014

UMUHOZA Karemera Noella Josiane, HABIMANA Sylvester, SIBOMANA Philippe. Nutritional quality of carrot (Daucus carota L.) as influenced by farm yard manure. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 2 (5), pp. 102-107, July 2014.


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