National Crops Resources Research Institute
National Crops Resources Research Institute(NaCRRI) is one of the six National Agricultural Research Institute (NARIS) under the policy guidance and co-ordination of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). NaCRRI is mandated to conduct, carry out research and knowledge generation for the following.
Cereals - Maize
Cereals - Rice
Horticulture and Oil Palm
Research activities in the Institute are carried out under mandated commodity programs and Units. Presently the priority crops according to the mandate are i.e beans, cassava, cerealsie maize and cereals, Sweet potato, coffee Oil palm, Cocoa and Horticultural crops. Coffee, Cocoa and Oil palm research is currently undertaken in Kituza Research Centre in Mukono district. All the programmes have multidisciplinary teams. The institute emphasizes participatory research which involves farmers (and other clients) at all levels of technology generation and development.
General core functions of NaCRRI
They conduct agricultural research of strategic importance for knowledge generation and development.
Establishment and management of human, physical and financial resources of the Institute.
Provision of technical back-stopping and capacity building to Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the ZARDIs, and other agencies dealing in agricultural research.
Developing and managing agricultural research information system and ensuring collaboration of stakeholders.
Planning, monitoring and evaluating all research programmes undertaken by the institute to ensure conformity with the national research strategy.
Ensuring quality of technologies developed, multiplied and disseminated through the uptake path ways.
Generation of periodic reports on findings of the agricultural research to the Council and other stakeholders.
Building and sustaining linkages and partnerships with local regional and international research bodies.
Participating in problem identification and prioritization of research demand for the national research agenda.