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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. She won the second prize in the 3rd African-Wide Women and Young Professionals in Science Competition 2012/13 that evaluates, recognizes and rewards the contributions of women and young professionals in science. She holds a PhD in Gender and Technology Development from Wageningen University, Netherlands, an MSc. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Nairobi, Kenya and a BSc. in Agricultural Engineering from Makerere University. She has published widely. 

Research Unit: PGRC
Qualification: PhD
Publications:
  • Kiyimba, Florence Lubwama. "Technology alone is not enough: introducing the forage chopper to women dairy farmers in Uganda." LEISA Magazine 25, no. 3 (2009): 28-30.
  • Kiyimba, Florence Lubwama. "Tools for Women’s Empowerment? The Case of the Forage Chopper for Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Uganda." The Case of the Forage Chopper for Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Uganda (December 19, 2011) (2011).
  • BBEMBA, JOSEPH, NOBLE BANADDA, ABEL ATUKWASE, and FLORENCE KIYIMBA. "PROMOTING COMMUNITY AND HOME BASED APPROPRIATE POST HARVEST HANDLING AND PROCESSING OF LEGUMES AND STARCHY STAPLES TO IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY IN UGANDA." (2014).
  • Kiyimba, Florence Lubwama. "Can labour saving technologies help rural women in Uganda?: The case of the manual forage chopper for smallholder dairy farmers." In ICWES 15: The 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists, p. 493. Engineers Australia, 2011.
Research Interest:

Labour saving Technology

Cost effective irrigation systems

Climate Change

Current Research Activity:

Labour saving Technololgy

Irrigation systems

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About the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL)

  • Welcome message from the Director
  • Research Programmes:
  • Core Values of NARL

Background:

Formerly a rubber estate, the institute was acquired in 1934 from K. Borup, a Danish farmer. It became the headquarters of research division of the Department of Agriculture in 1937 with a mandate to conduct research on coffee, tea, cotton and native food crops. The 630 hectare station located13km north of Kampala became the hub for scientific investigations for African agriculture to make it more productive and economically viable.

The institute has undergone several transformations both in naming and core research mandates and activities over the years. Currently, it is one of the six National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs established by the NAR Act 2005) under the dispensation of the National Agricultural Research organization.

Our Mandate

Conducting research and providing services on soils, agro-meteorology and Environment; bananas; biosystems and agricultural engineering; food science and agribusiness; and biodiversity and biotechnology

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

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  Research Programmes:

Implementation of activities is organized in five research programmes and an information and documentation unit supported by an administration unit:

  • Soils, Agro-meteorology and Environment Research Programme,
  • Banana Research Programme,
  • Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Research Programme,
  • Food Biosciences and Agribusiness Research Programme,
  • Biodiversity and Biotechnology Programmes.

Hosted institutions:

  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  •   International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  •   Korean Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA)
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Core Values of NARL:

  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Market responsiveness
  • Client oriented
  • Demand driven
  • Sustainability
  • Integrity
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Transparency
  • Environment consciousness

Institute expected outputs

NARL’s activities are premised on the following outputs:

  • Tools, recommendations and technologies for improved soil and water management, sustainable land use and resilience to climate change
  • Improved banana varieties and other technologies for enhancing banana productivity and utilization
  • Technologies and practices that enhance conservation and utilization of genetic resources
  • Processes, systems and products that enhance market value of agricultural commodities
  • Biosystems and agricultural engineering products that improve agricultural production efficiency
  • Impact at specified sites created through multi-stakeholder innovation platforms
  • Information systems that support agricultural research and development
  • World class infrastructure and management systems that strengthen generation and promotion of outputs
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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

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