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Some websites about agriculture in Uganda - Reviews

National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
The Ugandish national organization for agricultural research is named NARO. It is the main research department in Uganda. It was established in november 2005.
Along the sides of NARO's home page you can locate some links addressing us to deepen the following issues:
  • The structure of the national system of agricultural research (on the right of the NARO's home page you can find a detailed review of all the Ugandish agricultural research instituts).
  • 'About NARO' (NARO's functions and goals) and the Public Agricultural Research Institutes.
  • Projects (NARO's vacancies and grants).
  • Publications of NARO (repository, products, multimedia).
  • Below in the HomePage there is a list of links to the web-sites of the Ugandish agricultural research institutes taking part to the NARO network.

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
In this web-site are published the following information resources:
  • Structure of the service and aims (About Us, what we do).
  • News and events.
  • A documentation service with many publications regarding the activities of the Ugandan advisory service ('Our results'), containing reports and documents.
  • Media and resources, in which are also published Jobs vacancies and collaborations opportunities at NAADS ('Jobs and tenders').
  • Different kinds of news and tech-information in 'Success stories', 'Featured News & Highlights' and 'From the field'.

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

FAO page about the ARENET - (Agricultural Research Extension Network)
ARENET is a gateway to strengthen the link between the Ugandan National Agricultural Research Service (NARO), the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS) and the providers of related services.
The website 'arenet.org.ug' is no longer available, so we have linked a FAO's review, describing this Ugandish agriculture extension service.

(Review revised on September 17, 2016)

Plane for the Modernization of the Ugandan Agricultural Sector (PMA)
This section of the Ministry of Agriculture website provides the visitor with some information, about Ugandan State Agencies (Cotton Development Organization, Dairy Development Authority and so on); among them you can find information about the PMA, that is the Ugandan Plane for the Modernization of the Agricultural Sector, developed through the 'PMA Secretariat' Office, a specific sectorial agency

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

Agricultural Sector Support Program (ASPS)
These programs where developed in the last years in order to 'ensure increased productivity and increased share of marketed production for economically active low-income small-scale farmers' (as reported in an old page of the website of the Ministry of Local Government), that you can visit through the linked placed here, on the left.
In the past years took place ASPS I to ASPS II rural development programs, whose purpose was of assisting and advising farmer-women and poor-people.
ASPS's, as reported in the old pages (no more available) of this project introduced elements of 'decentralization' in the agricultural systems and liberalized and privatized the economic activities, while the following program ASPS II improved:
  1. Agricultural research.
  2. Agricultural advice services.
  3. Procedures to act in the reforming process of the agricultural sector.
  4. ASPS II also supported 'Agribusiness', hepling farmers and the ones of them working associated.
  5. Other aims of the ASPS II program were the development and economic support of learning centers and local service dedicated to agricultural outreach.
By means of the page linked (on the left) you can also find details about other rural development programs in Uganda (CAIIP, CAIIP II, DLSP, and so on).

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

Final report of the USAID Uganda/IDEA project (2004)
USAID means United States of America - International Development. USAID is a US Governmental Agency committed in promoting the economic development of foreign Countries.
Uganda/IDEA was a project supporting the development of the agricultural market of Kampala, the Ugandan Capital.
The website of the Uganda/IDEA project is no more available, but maybe you can profit from reading the information contained in the '.pdf' document linked here on the left (published in the USAID website), that is the final report of the Uganda/IDEA project.

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

USAID Program for the Progress of the Agricultural Productivity (APEP)
USAID means United States of America - International Development and is a US Governmental Agency, promoting economic development in foreign countries.
APEP supported the technological enhancement of agricultural productions in Uganda, it started in November 2003, for a duration period of 5 years.
The website of the USAID's APEP project is no longer online but you can find again some information in this page of the website of the Michigan State University.
The information still available are classified with reference to the experts involved in these projects and to each project.

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

National Ugandan program of Banana Research
This web site is a presentation interface for the Ugandan research program aiming to improve the cultivation of the banana tree (Tassonomic Family: Bromeliaceae).
Many information sources are available, among them we can highlight:
  • About us (->PressReleases and News).
  • Research areas.
  • Publication (most clicked publication; most recent ones; latest news; FAQs).
  • Banana21 project.
At the bottom of the HomePage you also find two lists of links directing to short data-seheets dealing with the Banana Diseases and the Bananas' pests.

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

National Ugandan Farmer Association
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - 'Uganda Dairy' research program
In the web-site of the 'Uganda Dairy Program' that took place in 2006, you can find information and a lot of photos about the cattle-breeding activity in this African Country, provided by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a research institute linked to the international network of CGIAR.

(Review revised on February 25, 2016)

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 25 universities in Eastern and Southern Africa established in 2004. The consortium had previously operated as a program of the Rockefeller Foundation beginning in 1992. RUFORUM is registered in Uganda as a Not-for-Profit limited company and as an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
National Forestry Authority of Uganda
Association for Strengthening the Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Frequently updated page --> Send us your links about Ugandan agriculture & AG-Research
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