Administration Staff

Reginah Nagudi

Reginah Nagudi

Mrs. Regina Nagudi Nsubuga is a Procurement Officer at NARL. She is a registered Procurement Officer with Uganda Institute of procurement professional and a corporate member of Chartered Institute of Procurement &Supply (UK).  She holds a Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS ). She holds a BSc in Procurement and Logistics Management from Uganda Christian University and a certificate in Procurement Audit with International Institute of Law - Acacia Avenue 2010

Henry Basheija

Henry Basheija

Henry Basheija is a seasoned IT specialist with a solid background in Biological systems. He provides systems support for the ICT infrastructure at NARL.

Drake Mubiru

Drake Mubiru

DRAKE MUBIRU, senior research officer, soil research  programme

Drake Mubiru senior scientist,  He earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Kentucky, USA. His dissertation traced how E.coli, a bacterium that spreads in animal and human waste and can cause food poi-soning, moves through the soil. In Kentucky, as in Uganda, the use of livestock and poultry waste as fertilizer, which can contain E.coli bacteria, creates a possible route for contaminating the groundwater. “Right now most of the water in Kampala is contaminated,” Mubiru says.

Grace Onen

Grace Onen

Grace Onen is a records officer at NARL

Justine Waibale

Justine Waibale

Justine Waibale is the Human resource and Administration Officer at NARO based at NARL

Olivia Tibeijuka

Olivia Tibeijuka

Olivia Tibejjuka is the Administrative assistant of the Director of NARL

Eng. Florence Kiyimba

Eng. Florence Kiyimba

Dr. Eng. Florence Lubwama Kiyimba is a Senior Research Officer and currently the Head of the Bio-systems and Agricultural Engineering Program. She is a registered Engineer with the Uganda Engineers Registration Board and a corporate member of the Uganda Institution of Profession Engineers. 

Kubiriba Jerome

Kubiriba Jerome

Dr. Jerome Kubiriba is the current Program Leader of the National Banana Research Program.  As one of the research arms of NARO, the National Banana Research Program is mandated To generate and promote improved banana varieties and practices that enhances banana productivity and utilization.

Prof. Tushemereirwe Wilberforce

Prof. Tushemereirwe Wilberforce

Wilberforce Tushmereirwe, also known as  “Tush”, has been NARL’s director since 2010,. He is a stalwart of Uganda’s national banana research programme. He has been involved in this programme since its inception in 1990, and was made its leader in 1996 after completing his PhD at the University of Reading in the UK. His training is in plant pathology. He has contributed extensively to the understanding of such banana diseases as black sigatoka and banana wilt, and has co-authored articles examining the acceptance of scientifically enhanced bananas by Ugandan farmers and city-dwellers

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

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

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