Agriculture Research Information Service (ARIS)

Agriculture Research Information Service (ARIS)

ARIS is one of the support service Units at National Agricultural Research Laboratories...

Biological Control Unit

Biological Control Unit

Insect pests, plant diseases and weeds are major constraints in agricultural systems in Uganda,...

National Agriculture Biotechnology Center

National Agriculture Biotechnology Center

NARO set up a national centre for agricultural research in biotechnology at National...

FBRC

FBRC

FOOD Biosciences Research Centre (FBRC), one of the nine units under National Agricultural...

National Post Harvest Program

National Post Harvest Program

The National Post-harvest Research Unit is mandated to develop and promote technologies, methods...

AEATREC

AEATREC

What is AEATREC? Agricultural Engineering and Appropriate Technology Research Centre (AEATREC)...

  • Agriculture Research Information Service (ARIS)

    Agriculture Research Information Service (ARIS)

  • Biological Control Unit

    Biological Control Unit

  • National Agriculture Biotechnology Center

    National Agriculture Biotechnology Center

  • FBRC

    FBRC

  • National Post Harvest Program

    National Post Harvest Program

  • AEATREC

    AEATREC

About the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL)

  • Welcome message from the Director
  • Our research thrust
  • Our Objectives

Prof. Tushemereirwe Wilberforce, Director, NARL It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the National Agriculture Research Laboratories website. At  NARL , we are aware that our clients are drawn from all over the world. We are committed to keeping you fully briefed on what is happening in the area of Laboratory-based Agri culture research in Uganda, which is the mandate of our Institute.   The National Agricultural Research Laboratories is the Administrative Home of the following National Research Units: ARIS, Biocontrol, FBRC, AEATREC, NABC, SFCU, NPHRP, AGMC and PGRC. Please feel free to request for information in any research area through our contact page

Our Mandate NARL is mandated to conduct research and provide services on renewable natural resources, food biosciences and agribusiness, biosystems and agricultural engineering, banana, plant genetic resources and biotechnology applications.

Our Goal : Agricultural productivity and household incomes increased through use of improved technologies and practices

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  • Development and promotion of technological options and practices for soil and water conservation
  • Development and promotion of decision support tools
  • Development and promotion of integrated soil fertility management technologies for improved productivity
  • Development and promotion of climate change adaptation and mitigation technologies
  • Development and promotion of nutritious value-added food based products for increased market access.
  • Exploiting the potential of bio-fortified beans to address deficiencies among vulnerable communities
  • Utilization of bean innovations for food security and improved livelihoods in eastern and central Africa
  • Development and promotion of tamarind based products
  • Generation of integrated storage pest management options for grains and root crops
  • Optimizing fruit and vegetable marketability through adoption and application of improved post harvest technologies
  • Harnessing crop livestock integration to enhance food security and livelihood resilience to effects of climate change variability and climate change in eastern and central Africa
  • Quality and safety assurance of foods derived from selected commodities
  • Development of and promotion of technologies for value added cassava products along the chain in eastern Africa region (EAAPP)
  • Enhancing commercialization of agricultural research innovations through incubation
  • Development of technology options for provision and management of water for agricultural production
  • Farm power technologies for increasing agricultural production efficiency
  • Mechansing post harvest processing for improved market competitiveness of strategic crops, fish and livestock
  • Improvement of bananas for pest and disease resistance, fruit quality and climate change resilience through conventional breeding
  • Generate and evaluate banana with resistance to key pests, diseases and improved fruit quality through molecular breeding
  • Generation and promotion of integrated technologies for banana bacterial wilt(BBW) control
  • Conservation, characterization and enhanced management for sustainable utilization of selected plant genetic resources
  • Development and promotion of bio-control systems for management of selected major crop pests, diseases and noxious weeds in Uganda
  • Development of biotechnology systems, diagnostics and process for the improved productivity
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  • To generate and promote technologies that improve soil fertility, sustainable land use and build resilience to climate change,
  • To develop and promotee technologies for enhancing banana productivity and utilization
  • To develop and promote technologies and practices that enhance conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources,
  • To develop & promote processes and systems that enhance equality and market value of agricultural commodities
  • To develop and promote bio systems and agricultural engineering technologies that improves agricultural production efficiency.
  • To develop information systems that support agricultural research and development
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Vision

To be a centre of excellence generating and promoting appropriate agricultural technologies

Mission

To generate and promote agricultural technologies and improve productivity, value addition, income and food security