He Chairs and Lectures in the Department of Extension and Innovation Studies in the School of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University Kampala (MAK), Uganda. He is a UNAS Fellow and also a Senator representing the School of Agricultural Sciences in MAK Senate (2015-18). Prof. Agea also Chaired the Welfare Office of Makerere University Academic Staff association (MUASA) (2015-2017). Previously he Chaired Academic and Research office of MUASA (2012-2014). He was also the Director of the Continuing Agricultural Education Centre (CAEC), Kabanyolo (2013 – 2016).
Prof. Agea holds a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry (MAK), a Master of Science Degree (Forestry) (MAK), and a PhD in Agriculture (Applied Ethnobotany & Food Security) of Bangor University (formerly University of Wales), UK.
Prof. Agea has a wealth of research experiences. He has conducted research on the: Use and potential of wild & semi-wild food plants (WSWFPs) in alleviating household poverty & food security in Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom of Uganda (funded by Commonwealth Commission of UK & SIDA/SAREC); Ecology, conservation & agroforestry potential of ‘gum Arabic tree’ Acacia senegal in the Uganda’s rangelands (financed by NORAD); Potential of domesticating indigenous fruit trees for income & household food security in Northern Uganda (funded by NURRU); Socio-economic analysis of Uganda & Kenya’s forest policies (funded by AFORNET); Relationship between Access to Forest & Tree Resources & Livelihoods in Central Uganda (funded by Norwegian Support to Makerere University IDP-Phase II); Development of a national beekeeping calendar, honeybee pest & disease control methods to boost production of honey & other hive products in Uganda (funded by Natural Agricultural Research Organization- NARO Uganda); On-farm conservation strategies, post-harvest handling & nutritional value of the Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) & Shea products in Uganda (Research grant from Carnegie-Makerere Competitive Research funds); Market survey of Mondia whytei (Mulondo) roots in Kampala City (funded by GOU through Makerere University).