Program Leaders - National Agricultural Research Laboratories

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.

Evelyn Komutunga

Evelyn Komutunga

Dr. Everline Komutunga is Senior Research Officer (Agro-meteorologist) and currently the Head of Soil Environment and Agrometeorolgy program at NARL. She has a PhD in Meteorology from University of Nairobi, an MSc in Agronomy from the University of Nottingham UK and a BSc in Geography from Makerere University. She previously worked as a Coordinator of rain-fed farming systems in the Districts of Mbarara,Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ntungamo,Ssembabule, Rakai and Ibanda. 

Andrew Kiggundu

Andrew Kiggundu

Dr. Andrew Kiggundu is a Senior Research Officer (Biotechnologist) and currently the Head of the Biodiversity and Biotechnology program. He holds a PhD in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Pretoria South Africa, an MSc. in Plant breeding from the University of Orange Free State USA, and a BSc. in Botany/Zoology from Makerere University

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

Mission

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

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