Welcome Message from the Director General

Dr. Yona Baguma

I am pleased to welcome you to the NARO Uganda’s website. A one stop center for information and updates regarding agricultural research and development in Uganda. As an agency, our mandate is to coordinate, oversee and guide agricultural research in the country and this is where we intend to keep you updated on technologies, innovations and management practices developed by our scientists.

Throughout the years, we have aspired to be better, more advanced, relevant and to position ourselves at the top of the agricultural research industry in the region and Africa. We have developed new technologies, innovations, and management practices as well as invested in collaborations and partners who contributed and strengthen our interests as a research institution focused on improving lives and livelihoods.

As our societies and economies become more connected regardless of geographical boundaries and time differences, as NARO we will use our digital platforms to reach out, engage and connect with our different stakeholders across the world. Be sure to take a look through our pages to a better understanding of what we do.

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NARO Research Breakthroughs

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is a government 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.

Control of Banana Bacteria Wilt

NARO spearheads protection of the banana plantations grown across the Southwestern, Central and Western and Eastern regions of Uganda.

Control of Cassava Brown steak Disease

There has been a rapid response by development and deployment of integrated management options for pest and disease out breaks that would otherwise have caused billions in crop losses.

Ongoing Research Projects

NARO’s research agenda is guided by 10-year strategic plans that spell out research priorities over the period. The last strategic plan cycle, which stretched from 2008/09 to 2017/18, focused on the improvement of agricultural production and productivity.

The current strategic plan themed: “Market-Oriented Research Spurring Agro-Industrialization”, started in 2018/19 and will end in 2027/28.

Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
This project seeks to chase poverty and hunger in northern Uganda by diversifying food systems for...
Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Project
In August 2019, the CSA Concept was developed, presented, and approved by ASWG for submission to...
Feed the Future Initiative
The FtF NARO activity is a research and development initiative between the (NARO) and USAID...
Developing a Market–Oriented and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda Project (MOBIP)
This project seeks to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the beef sub-sector.
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Video Highlights


Equal Opportunities Commission’s maiden visit to NARO

Highlights from the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) delegates’ maiden visit to NARO led by the chairperson Hon. Safia Nalule to get an understanding of the work being done by NARO.