National Animal Genetic Resources Centre & Data Bank


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

Revamping of Kasolwe Govt farm excites Busoga region

As the animal resources sub-sector looks forward to the new financial year, NAGRC&DB has invested a lot of effort into community-based breeding initiatives in order to ensure that no livestock farmer is left behind. Ahmed Kibedi grows sugarcane on five acres but due to the fluctuating price of sugarcane, he was contemplating clearing the land

Community initiatives set positive agenda for 2022

As the animal breeding sub-sector looks forward to the new financial year, NAGRC&DB has invested a lot of effort into community-based breeding initiatives in order to ensure that no livestock farmer is left behind. Through the Community-Based animal Breeding outreach Program (CBBP), NAGRC&DB is supporting farmers in the various agro-ecological zones of Uganda with high

How to use good fish genetics to be successful in Aquaculture

Aquaculture or fish farming is a high-risk business that is prone to genetic factors. Therefore, as in any farming business, getting the right fish genetics has a tremendous impact on achieving farming goals. Unfortunately, this is rarely discussed in farming forums but here are simple guidelines with a view to helping investors in the sub-sector.

How NAGRC&DB skills vets to match new technology

As the country embraces the Parish Development Model (PDM), NAGRC&DB executive director Dr Peter Beine reasons that the entity’s major contribution to the transformation of the agricultural sector can best be done through skilled veterinarians who train farmers to articulate their breeding objectives as well as providing artificial insemination. Every year on April 30, the

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