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Mulumba M Agaba

BSc, MSc, MSc, MSc

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Agaba, in his role as International Forestry Advisor, provides technical advice to Defra to support policy areas such as biodiversity, sustainable forest management, forest landscape restoration, land use change and commodities, and livelihoods and climate change. Agaba acts as the focal point for technical support and knowledge exchange from Forest Research, and between the Devolved Administration policy groups, to feed into Defra International Forestry policy

Agaba joined Forest Research in October 2020 as the International Forestry Advisor working in the Chief Scientist’s Office. He holds a first-class degree in Conservation Biology (Makerere University) and MSc degrees in Environment and Natural Resources (Makerere University), Tropical Forestry (Bangor University), and International Management of Forest Industries (Bern University of Applied Sciences).

Agaba has extensive experience in the interface between business and biodiversity, working across the private sector and civil society. Prior to joining Forest Research, he was leading on the development of CDP’s Forests Reporting Framework aimed at helping corporations dealing in forest risk commodities to decouple deforestation from their supply chains. He has previously worked as a consultant in the field of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments in East Africa.


  • Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters
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Mulumba M Agaba

BSc, MSc, MSc, MSc
International Forestry Advisor
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Research interests

  • Tropical forestry and agroforestry
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Land use, land-use change, and forestry
  • Forest-risk commodity supply chains