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  • World Food Day at Rwebitaba ZARDI

    H.E Yoweri K. Museveni the president of the Republic of Uganda visiting the NaSARRI stall at the World Food Day (WFD) Celebrations 2015 at Rwebitaba ZARDI one of the NARO Institutes in Fortportal District.

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  • NaSARRI Trains Breeding Technicians

    It’s against the back drop that the National agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in partnership with the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) initiated a course to train the technicians in breeding techniques.

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  • HOPE 2 Project for developing high yielding finger millet and Sorghum varieties

    Upon Successful Implementation of Phase one, NaSARRI has been considered to implement the second phase of the project adding sorghum as another crop to be improved upon. The project implemented in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi -Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) based in Kenya had initially considered finger millet in its first phase.

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  • ICRISAT happy with hope2 project progress in Uganda

    During a back stopping visit for the HOPE2 project, Dr. Erick Manyasa and Dr.HamadoTapsoba officials from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics- ICRISAT Nairobi visited the project implementing partner in Uganda and expressed content with the project progress so far.Dr. Manyasa had met with the project team at the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute-Serere

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  • Exhibition in Karamoja

    NaSARRI participation in the exhibition of its Agricultural Technologies during the Karamoja business Leaders Forum Agricultural show in Moroto District.

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  • Farmers to get new greengram varieties

    In eastern and northern Uganda, greengram, popularly known as choroko in Ateso, has been cultivated and consumed for a long time in these regions. The area under greengram is expanding due to increased demand, both in local and regional markets especially Kenya and South Sudan.

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  • Handover at NaSARRI

    The Outgoing Director of Research Dr. Beatrice Akello and In-coming Director Dr. Michael Ugen shake hands at the handover at NaSARRI on 12th August 2015.

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  • NARO makes breakthrough in sorghum

    The Director of Research NaSARRI Dr. Micheal Ugen(middle) with Senior Research Officer Mr. Johnie Ebiyau, inspecting a Striga and drought resistant Sorghum varieties field due for release in Namutumba District).

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Strengthening Seed Delivery System for Dry land Cereals and Legumes in Drought-prone Areas of Uganda Project


The National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), one of the 16 Public Agricultural Research Institutes under the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in Uganda, secured a grant of about US$ 300,000 from the European Union to implement a 3 year Project entitled “Strengthening Seed Delivery Systems for Dry land Cereals and Legumes in drought prone areas of Uganda”also code named the “Cluster Granary Seed (CGS) Project”the project focuses on providing easy access to quality seed among resource poor farmers in the semi-arid region of Uganda. The project is being implemented in the districts of Kumi, Amuria and Kitgum. These districts were targeted so as to build the capacity of farmers who are recovering from the effects political insurgency and cattle rustling that greatly disrupted their peace to engage in productive agriculture for over two decades. Most of these farmers lost their property including seeds and crop diversity. Read More »

Project Outputs

a) Diverse base of local / improved plant genetic resources adapted to drought prone areas assembled for access by farming / research communities.

b) Effective seed delivery model established to increase access to quality seed.

c) Capacity of farming communities to produce and conserve quality seed built.

UP COMING EVENTS


1. Genetic analysis and improvement of pearl millet for rust resistance and grain yield in Uganda. Read More

2. NaSARRI to Strengthen Seed Delivery System for Dryland Cereals and Legumes in Drought-prone Areas of Uganda. Read More

3. Pearl millet socio economic and production features in Uganda. Read More

4. Upcoming Agricultural and Trade show July 2017 at Jinja show ground Uganda

5. Mr. Ebiyau John (Senior Research Officer) looks to pass on his sorghum genius. Read More

6. The Institute releases new millet variety for use in brewing beer. Read More

NaSARRI Program Technologies


NaSARRI conducts research on only one fibre crop Cotton Read More...

The dry land cereal programe conducts research in millets (finger and pearl millets) and sorghum. Read More...

The dry land cereal programme conducts research on Cowpea and Greengram Read More...

The Oilcrops program conducts research on (Groundnuts, Simsim and Sunflower). Read More...