NARO Governance Structure

The National Agricultural Research Organisation comprises of the Council as its governing body, committees of the council as its specialized organs, a secretariat for its day-to-day operations, with the fifteen (15) semi-autonomous public agricultural research institutes under policy guidance of the secretariat. The Research capacity and reputations of the Public Agricultural Research institutes has been built over several decades, Since 1898.

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A) In the governance of NARO, the Council is responsible for carrying-out the following

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  1. Formulate the policies and strategies of the organisation;
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  3. Ensure that the objects and functions of the organisation are carried out;
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  5. Manage the property, business, income, funds and other affairs of the organisation;
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  7. Set targets and approve work plans and budgets for the organisation;
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  9. Establish with the approval of the Minister the terms and conditions of service and approve rules and procedures for appointment, termination and discipline of staff of the organization’s secretariat and employees of public agricultural research institutes;
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  11. Appoint and discipline members of staff of the organization’s secretariat;
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  13. Appoint the directors and research scientists of the public agricultural research institutes, but in exercising this function, the council shall ensure full participation of the management committee of the respective public agricultural research institute in the entire process and the interviewing panel for this purpose shall be constituted in accordance with the fifth schedule; and
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  15. Perform any other functions relating to the above as the Minister may direct.
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The National Agricultural Research Organisation comprises of the Council as its governing body, committees of the council as its specialized organs, a secretariat for its day-to-day operations, with the fifteen (15) semi-autonomous public agricultural research institutes under policy guidance of the secretariat. The Research capacity and reputations of the Public Agricultural Research institutes has been built over several decades, Since 1898.

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The Public Agricultural Research institutes are semi-autonomous research management Entities under the policy guidance of the National Agricultural Research Organisation for the purpose of providing agricultural research services. Public agricultural research institute are autonomous in their operations relating to the implementation of its programmes, allocation and management of its resources in accordance with its approved annual programmes and budget as approved by the council. The public agricultural research institutes are of two categories

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  1. National Agricultural Research Institutes, which manage and carry out agricultural research of a strategic nature and of national importance.
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  3. Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institutes which manage and carry out agricultural research whether applied or adaptive for a specific agro-ecological zone.
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