The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance and coordination of all agricultural research activities in the national agricultural research system in Uganda. NARO is a Public Institution established by an act of Parliament, which was enacted on 21st November 2005.
NARO is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.
NARO comprises of the council as its governing body, committees of the council as its specialised organs, a secretariat for its day-to-day operations with the semi-autonomous public agricultural research institutes under its policy guidance.
The Mandate, Vision, the Mission, the Goal and the Values that guide the National Agricultural Research Organisation are derived from the Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA)NARO's Mandate “Coordinating, overseeing and guiding agricultural research in Uganda”.
NARO Vision “A market responsive, client oriented and demand driven national agricultural research system”.
NARO Mission “To generate and disseminate appropriate, safe and cost effective technologies”.
NARO Goal “To enhance the contribution of agricultural research to sustainable agricultural productivity, sustained competitiveness, economic growth, food security and poverty eradication.”NARO's Core Values Inclusivity, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability and Excellence.