National Coffee Research Institute
Address: 16KMs along Mukono-Katosi Road. National Coffee Research Institute, P. O BOX 185, Mukono.
Facebook: National Coffee Research, Mukono-Uganda.
Telephone: 041 46 97 659
A centre of excellence for developing quality coffee foundation seed for Robusta and Arabica varieties.
To generate, develop and disseminate technologies, methods and knowledge to enhance the productivity and quality of coffee and cocoa in Uganda.
To conduct basic and applied research of strategic nature and national importance on coffee and cocoa.
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NaCORI is headed by a Director of Research, who reports to the NARO Governing Council (NAROC) through the office of the Director General, NARO. At the institute, an Advisory Committee appointed by the NAROC advises the Director of Research for proper management and execution of the Institute’s mandate.
- MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Focus Areas of Research
- Increase efficiency for the production of foundation seed of the improved Robusta and Arabica varieties.
- Fast-tracking release of candidate Arabica coffee varieties.
- Developing agronomic practices to address key farmers’ constraints.
- Profiling bio-active compounds in coffee and cocoa for dietary and industrial applications.
Products & Services
Diversifying the end products that use coffee as an ingredient creates alternative uses of coffee, hence attracting a better price for the farmer, determined by demand and supply. NaCORI is conducting research into making various byproducts (dietary and non-dietary) in response to emerging market demands. These products have the potential for import substitution and use in the cottage industry.
- 5 candidate Arabica coffee varieties submitted to MAAIF for assessment before release.
- 10 Coffee Wilt Resistant varieties developed. The varieties are clones named KR1, R2, KR3, KR4, KR5, KR6, KR7, NARO KR8, NARO KR9 and NARO KR 10.
- Built capacity of over 500 coffee nursery operators to multiply Coffee Wilt Disease-resistant clones. This has created employment opportunities for several of the beneficiaries.
- Established a coffee gene bank with germplasm from natural coffee tree species.
- Produced farmer information materials on good agronomic practices for both coffee and cocoa production to help increase productivity.
- Produced CWD-r cuttings and seed for Arabica coffee. Most of these materials are availed to nursery operators for the establishment of mother gardens and seedling nurseries.
- Constructed a biotechnology laboratory and a multi-purpose lab. to enhance research undertakings, especially the production of quality coffee and cocoa plantlets.
- Developed an integrated pest and disease management package for coffee and cocoa.
Who we work withDistrict local governments in the LVCAZ; Community based organizations and NGOs; Farmers, youth and women groups; Schools and universities like Kyambogo and Makerere Universities; Other NARO institutes; Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD), International universities
Partnerships and Collaborations
NaCORI is partnering with 7 (seven) organisations to spur quality coffee production through research engagements in strategic areas of coffee production, value-addition and consumption. Some of the agreed activities include; strengthening community systems and structures to increase coffee production and productivity. Others are promoting good agronomic practices and climate-smart technologies; equipping farmers with knowledge and technical skills to increase quality coffee production. The organisations include; Omukazzi W’omutima Ltd, Artisans Farm Limited (AFL), Joint Effort to Save the Environment (JESE), Masaka Cooperative Union Ltd, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, World Coffee Research (WCR), United States of America, and Uganda Coffee Development Authority.