Our National Partners and Collaborators
The National Banana Research Program (NBRP) has a number of partnerships that support different projects carried out by the program.
Some of these partnerships are with the following organisations and institutions:
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) is a cabinet-level ministry of the government of Uganda with mandate to "formulate, review and implement national policies, plans, strategies, regulations and standards and enforce laws, regulations and standards along the value chain of crops, livestock and fisheries".
The ministry is also responsible for the "enhancement of crop production and productivity, in a sustainable and environmentally safe manner, for improved food and nutrition security, employment, widened export base and improved incomes of the farmers"
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with the mandate to coordinate and oversee all aspects of public-funded agricultural research in Uganda.
Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Secretariat - Office of the President
As the NRM Manifesto emphasizes Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) as a driver for our nation’s socio-economic transformation and to make STI work for our nation, the government has established the National Science, Technology, and Innovation System (NSTIS) coordinated by the Science, Technology and Innovation Secretariat at the Offi ce of the President (STI-OP). The STI Secretariat is headed by the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation at the Office of the President to lead the NSTIS, and is itself under the direct oversight of H.E the President
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit association, that brings together stakeholders in the agricultural sector to generate, share and promote knowledge and innovations to solve common challenges.
It aims at increasing the efficiency of agricultural research in the region so as to facilitate economic growth, food security and export competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture.