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.

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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 gives 120 oxen to boost farming in Apac

The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) have given 120 oxen to farmer groups in Apac District to boost crop production. The bulls, which were from the government’s Maruzi ranch, were on Saturday handed over to the beneficiary groups to support them in land cultivation. Mr Sam Opira, a district

NAGRC targets making shs7bn off Museveni’s cabinet food security-related directives.

The Entebbe-based National Animal Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) is continuing to work towards realizing a whopping Shs7,247,500,000 through the implementation of a Cabinet directive that was issued through their mother Ministry of Agriculture, Animal husbandry and fisheries. Proclaimed some time back, the Cabinet directive demanded undertaking of certain key interventions

NAGRC to Transform Animal Feed Industry

The National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) has embarked on an ambitious move to transform Uganda’s animal feed industry by planting 12 square miles of corn and soya bean on nine ranches across the country. The country this year witnessed a sharp rise in the price of corn after long

NAGRC’s Modern Fish Breeding Breathes New Life into Uganda’s Aquaculture Industry

In 2021, Paul Kasozi, 34, sold his boda boda to raise funds for fish farming in Masaka district, central Uganda. Kasozi spent about Shs 3m in digging ponds which were watered by a nearby stream. Due to lack of information, Kasozi, a father of two, obtained fingerlings of Nile Tilapia from the open market for

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