In the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease: The Ministry of Agriculture is engaging investors in scientific research to complement local capacity in the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease.

The Agriculture Minister Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja appeared at the Uganda Media Centre to present progress made in as far as commitments in the 2016-2021 Manifesto of government are concerned.

President Yoweri Museveni has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Defence to save on utility bills saying that it is more beneficial to spend on equipment that enables the saving to be realized.


Permanent Secretary's Message

Guided by the vision of “A competitive, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector” and mission “To transform subsistence farming to commercial agriculture” the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries recognizes the power of communication in transforming agriculture.

It is against that background that I welcome you to explore our website to acquire information and literature for purposes of agricultural research, policy, updates, farmer and trader guidance as well as sector opportunities.

We remain committed to delivering results as highlighted in the Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan (ASSP), the National Development Plan as well as continental and global frameworks such as the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

We also count on these platforms to offer you guidance on how to access agricultural sector services provided by Government to enhance increase in incomes, exports, livelihood as well as food and nutrition security.

MAAIF Directorates & Departments

MAAIF Agencies


National Agricultural Research Organisation

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance and coordination of all agricultural research activities in the national agricultural research system in Uganda. NARO is a Public Institution established by an act of Parliament, which was enacted on 21st November 2005 with the mandate of “Coordinating, overseeing and guiding agricultural research in Uganda.”


National Agricultural Advisory Services

The National Agricultural Advisory Services Organization is a semi – autonomous public agency within the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), responsible for public agricultural advisory/extension services. The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Programme was created in 2001 by an Act of Parliament to specifically address constraints of lack of access to agricultural information, knowledge and improved technology among rural poor farmers in the country.


National Animal Genetic Resource Centre & Databank

The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) was established in May 2001 as a body corporate (NAGRC&DB) under the Animal Breeding Act, 2001. The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank has the mandate of  spearheading all breeding activities in the country and mandated to operate on commercial basis in discharging its functions and also carry out development activities.


Coordinating office for control of Trypanosomiasis In Uganda

Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council (UTCC) was created by Parliament as a corporate body through the Act 1992 (Ch. 211) which legalized the Council, the Technical Committee and Coordinating Office for Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda (COCTU) as the Secretariat of the Council.  COCTU is a one Health platform to Human and Animal Trypanosomiasis and is mandated to formulate policies, guidelines and to ensure that tsetse and trypanosomiasis control and research is carried out in accordance with the Act 1992 (Ch. 211).


Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show

Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show

2018-7-13 7:00am

The Source of the Nile National Agricultural show is a flags...

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