MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Welcome to this website which is one of our avenues for communication as we strive to reach and periodically inform our stakeholders about NAGRC&DB’s progress towards attainment of our commitment to serve the animal farming community. We can now share our experiences, technologies and events with our esteemed stakeholders. The aim is to educate the public about livestock breeding, conservation of biodiversity and the appropriate use of assisted reproductive technologies to cause genetic improvement in Uganda and beyond.
Over the years, the overall focus of NAGRC&DB has been on increasing utilisation of improved germplasm, and because of the sustained efforts in that direction, farmers can now access superior animal breeds of cattle, goats, pigs and poultry and other livestock species. For instance in the last 5 years alone, farmers who are our primary stakeholders, have been availed with; market responsive beef breeding stock with slaughter weight gain potential of 800-1000g/day, market responsive dairy breeding stock with milk production potential of 30 litres per cow/day, goats with an average daily weight gain of 165-200g and can reach market size in one year, fast growing pigs with an average litter size of 14 piglets and multipurpose poultry that can produce up to 180 eggs per hen per laying season. My appreciation goes staff who work tirelessly to ensure attainment of these strides.
NDPIII Goal (FY 2020/21 to 2024/25) is to increase average household incomes and improve the quality of life of Ugandans. Therefore, as a key player in the NDPIII agenda NAGRC&DB will strive to enhance the value addition in key growth opportunities while strengthening the private sector capacity to drive growth and create jobs. Our activities will thus be focused towards enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of the livestock industry in Uganda.
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Peter Beine, PhD
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