The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance and coordination of all agricultural research activities in the national agricultural research system in Uganda. NARO is a Public Institution established by an act of Parliament, which was enacted on 21st November 2005.
NARO is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.
NARO comprises of the council as its governing body, committees of the council as its specialised organs, a secretariat for its day-to-day operations with the semi-autonomous public agricultural research institutes under its policy guidance
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NARO-MAK Agricultural Conference
21 – 24 November 2016, Kampala, Uganda
Agriculture remains a leading sector that spurs the economy of Uganda by contributing 23% to GDP and employing at least 70% of the country's labour force. Agricultural research is instrumental in catalysing the development of agricultural sector, yet it is faced with a range of constraints that have impaired delivery of impact at production and other levels of agricultural value chain. It is against this background that National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and Makerere University (College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, CAES), are organizing a joint conference for agricultural stakeholders (e.g. farmers, private and public sectors, civil society and development partners) in Uganda.