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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

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

MPs commend NAGRC&DB

In May when 40 Members of Parliament on the Budget Committee toured NAGRC&DB enterprises in Entebbe, Lusenke and Kasolwe government farms, they were purposely in a fact-finding mission to know where government puts its resources. By the end of the two-day tour, however, their interest in NAGRC&DB had skyrocketed. At the Entebbe Livestock Experimental Station,

Ray of hope for Isabirye after difficult start

Joseph Isabirye is a farmer based in Mugulusi village, Naibowa parish, Butansi sub-county in Kamuli district. He was on the verge of abandoning livestock farming until NAGRC&DB saved the day. He is a beneficiary of NAGRC&DB’s community breeding programme, specifically artificial insemination. In 2014, I set up Jet farm with the aim of transforming my

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