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Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mukono ZARDI) is one of the nine Public Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institutes (ZARDIs) which were established through the NARS Act of 2005. The Institute is responsible for carrying out applied and adaptive research in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone. It covers 21 districts of Central Uganda which include: Mubende, Mityana, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Mukono, Kayunga, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Masaka, Kalangala, Buikwe, Kalungu, Lwengo, Mpigi, Kampala, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, Butambala, Buvuma, Wakiso and Kiboga. Mukono ZARDI had a successful transition from a Distrcict Farm Institute(DFI) to an Agricultural Research and Development Centre (ARDC) and it is now a semi-autonomous Zonal Institute

MUZARDI'S Vision

Improved livelihoods of the farming communities in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone

MUZARDI'S Mission

To develop, Adapt and Effectively Disseminate Appropriate Agricultural Rearch Technologies in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone.

Cherished Values

Integrity, Transparency, teamwork, adherence to work plan, security, and political will

MUZARDI’s Specific Functions
• Understanding the farming systems of the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone.
• Participatory identification of priority and market oriented agricultural research needs.
• Sourcing, refining, adapting and disseminating appropriate agricultural technologies and innovations.
• Building capacity of farmers in adaptive Research and technology transfer.

• Supporting farmers’ linkages to markets