Welcome to The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB)


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.

Remember to follow all our social media platforms for more information. We would like to hear from you as well, kindly give us feedback on such platforms or through our contact page.

Peter Beine, PhD 

Executive Director

Email: executivedirector@nagrc.go.ug

Specialized Units

National Animal Quarantine Center Unit

The purpose and scope of setting up the NATIONAL ANIMAL QUARANTINE Stations is to prevent the ingress of dangerous exotic diseases into the country through imported livestock and livestock products.

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Animal Feed Production Unit

Evaluation and multiplication of improved pasture and fodder germ-plasma. NAGRC&DB established and maintained 375 acres of improved pasture on its farms;

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Community Breeding program

This concept arises from the need for livestock farming communities to participate and or carry out breeding activities. It contains two main strategies;

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Apiculture Unit for production of (food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic grade products etc).

NAGRC&DB is one of the government agencies that is working around the clock to create wealth for Ugandan through practically skilling

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National Pig Grand-parent Resources Centre Unit

The pig industry in Uganda plays an important role in improving the livelihoods of people by creating employment opportunities, providing

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Liquid Nitrogen Production and Distribution Unit

NAGRC&DB have three liquid nitrogen plants, located at Njeru, Mbarara and at the Bullstud in Entebbe. The production capacity of the Liquid

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Semen Production, Packaging, Storage and Distribution Unit

NAGRC&DB collects semen from high quality bulls, the semen is subjected to both macroscopic and microscopic examination, the concentration

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Rural Poultry Development Unit

This unit is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of projects and programs for more efficient reproduction

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Latest News

NAGRC&DB Participates in the NSW2022.

The National Science Week 2022 (NSW2022) organized by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology ran from Monday, November 7th to Thursday, November 10th, 2022. Themed “Uganda in 2040; The Future We Want Through Science Technology & Innovation”, the inaugural edition featured more than 200 exhibitors. NAGRC&DB was among government agencies to participate in

NAGRC&DB Provide mass Veterinary services during farmer’s field day in Mukono

On the 28th of October 2022, Mukono District organized a farmer’s field day at Nakisunga Subcounty headquarters in commemoration of veterinary day. The theme of the event was “Veterinary Services today, for better Wealth and Health” with double-folded objectives: i).  Create awareness among farmers within the district ii). Showcase the different extension services, technologies, and

NAGRC&DB partners with URUS to improve AI in uganda

In order to improve Artificial Insemination (AI) in Uganda, the National Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with URUS and IOWA State University – both US-based livestock genetics groups to improve the performance of AI and other livestock genetics related activities in the country. URUS is

NAGRC&DB, MAAIF hosted AfDB team in Mpigi District

Together with the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, NAGRC&DB hosted a team from the African Development Bank (AfDB) that is reviewing the performance of the Agricultural Value Chain Development Programme (AVCP). Accompanying the AfDB team was the MAAIF AVCP project team headed by the National Coordinator Mr. Fred Mayanja and the NAGRC&DB project

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NAGRC's Modern Fish Breeding Breathes New Life into Uganda's Aquaculture Industry
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Today, Hon. @FrankTumwebazek the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has presided over the #BestFarmersAwards2022 at a ceremony co-hosted by @NLinUganda, @KLM, @dfcugroup, Koudijs Animal Nutrition and @VisionGroup in Kampala.

2/6: Reduce total value of imported cereals and cereal preparations, vegetable fats and oils and sugar preparations from USD 931.1 million to USD 500 million;
iii.Increase agricultural sector growth rate from 3.8 percent to 6 percent.


#JAPAR2022: Expectations from Agro-industrialization Programme implementation by the year 2025.

1/6: Increase total export value of processed agricultural commodities and products from USD 0.935 Billion to USD 2.7 billion.

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Today, @GovUganda is holding the 2022 Joint Agro-Industrialization Programme Annual Review under the theme, "Full Commercialization of Agriculture Through Enhancing Productivity, Quality and Standards for Market Access."

Venue: Munyonyo



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