Crop Resources

The Directorate of Crop Resources has three Departments namely;

  1. Crop Protection
  2. Crop Production and Marketing
  3. Crop Inspection and Certification Department

The Directorate is basically to support sustainable, market oriented crop production, pest and disease control, quality and safety of plants/plant products; for improved food security and household income. 

Objectives of the Directorate

Support sustainable, market oriented crop production, pest and disease control, quality and safety of plants and plant products; for improved food security and household income.

Key Functions

  1. Provide technical guidance for formulation, review and implementation of policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies in the areas of crop production and marketing, crop protection and on quality and safety of plants/plant products;
  2. Coordinate the monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector;
  3. Advocate and mobilize resources for the sub sector;
  4. Provide technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector;
  5. Develop and promote collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sub sector;
  6. Provide guidance on the generation, dissemination and application of appropriate technologies and the provision of advisory services for the development of value chains in the sub sector.

Key Outputs

  1. Technical guidance for formulation, review and implementation of policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies in the areas of crop production and marketing, crop protection and on quality and safety of plants and plant products provided;
  2. Monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector coordinated;
  3. Resources for the sub sector advocated for and mobilized;
  4. Technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector provided;
  5. Collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sub sector developed and promoted;
  6. Guidance on the generation, dissemination and application of appropriate technologies and the provision of advisory services for the development of value chains in the sub sector provided.

Development Projects

  • Support for Tea Cocoa Seedlings
  • Crop Disease and Pest Control
  • Labour Saving Technology and Mechanization for Agricultural Production Enhancement
  • Vegetable Oil Development Project - Phase 2
  • Rice Development Project
  • Agriculture Cluster Development Project
  • Commercialization of Agriculture in Northern Uganda
  • Agriculture TEchnology Transfer(AGITT) Cassava Value
  • Enhancing National Food Security through increased Rice Production
  • The Uganda Multi-sectorial Food Security and Nutrition Project