NaSARRI on Social
  • World Food Day at Rwebitaba ZARDI

    H.E Yoweri K. Museveni the president of the Republic of Uganda visiting the NaSARRI stall at the World Food Day (WFD) Celebrations 2015 at Rwebitaba ZARDI one of the NARO Institutes in Fortportal District.

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  • NaSARRI Trains Breeding Technicians

    It’s against the back drop that the National agricultural Research Organization (NARO) in partnership with the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) initiated a course to train the technicians in breeding techniques.

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  • HOPE 2 Project for developing high yielding finger millet and Sorghum varieties

    Upon Successful Implementation of Phase one, NaSARRI has been considered to implement the second phase of the project adding sorghum as another crop to be improved upon. The project implemented in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi -Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) based in Kenya had initially considered finger millet in its first phase.

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  • ICRISAT happy with hope2 project progress in Uganda

    During a back stopping visit for the HOPE2 project, Dr. Erick Manyasa and Dr.HamadoTapsoba officials from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics- ICRISAT Nairobi visited the project implementing partner in Uganda and expressed content with the project progress so far.Dr. Manyasa had met with the project team at the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute-Serere

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  • Farmers in Northern Uganda to benefit from multi-million groundnut seed production project

    NaSARRI and Equator Seeds Company are in a partnership to implement a groundnut seed production project that will see farmers in the northern part of the country produce and supply over 800 metric tons to the seed company by the end of the project. With this, the farmers are bound to increase their income byat least 10 per cent.

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  • Farmers to get new greengram varieties

    In eastern and northern Uganda, greengram, popularly known as choroko in Ateso, has been cultivated and consumed for a long time in these regions. The area under greengram is expanding due to increased demand, both in local and regional markets especially Kenya and South Sudan.

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  • TLIII project on groundnuts, changing lives of small holder famers in Northern Uganda

    This 30 member group with over 70% women a found Alero Sub-county Nwoya district in Northern started groundnut seed production last year on a one acre piece of land but their interest for the crop is only growing every other day.

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  • NARO Releases Four Sorghum Varieties

    This release has come after a period of testing, and has been informed by famers’ preferences through a number of participatory variety selections, during the National Performance Trial (NPT) evaluation process and finally the Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) test before being released by the National Variety Release Committee (VRC), under MAAIF, during a meeting that was held at Namalere a Kampala Suburb on 05/07/2017.

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National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute: NaSARRI


The National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) is one of the 16 Public Agricultural Research Institutes of National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005.

NaSARRI's mission: To generate, package and disseminate appropriate agricultural production technologies and information for improved and sustained integrated crop and natural resource management in partnership with other stakeholders Read More »

The National Semi – Arid Resources Research Institute(NaSARRI) started its operations way back in 1920. It was initially established as an experimental station for ox-cultivation technologies which were charged to support cotton production in Teso. It as well served as training staff of Department of Agriculture.

It pioneered a research study on cotton, livestock and other animal traction technologies to emphasize quality output under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1992, NaSARRI one of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) Research Institutes, was called Serere Agricultural and Animal Production Research Institute (SAARI).

It is located in the Eastern Agro-ecological zone in Serere District 21 km south of Soroti town.

NaSARRI EVENTS


1. IFAD Mission supporting vegetable oil development on 4th-15th September 2017 in Eastern Uganda.

2. Annual CCRP Sorghum project mid review on 15th-17th September 2017.

3. NARO releases FOUR Surghum varieties NAROsorg1, NAROsorg2, NAROsorg3 and NAROsorg4 Read More

2. World Food Day celebrations- 16th-Oct-2017 at Kachwekano ZARDI Kabale District in Uganda

4. Genetic analysis and improvement of pearl millet for rust resistance and grain yield in Uganda. Read More

6. NaSARRI to Strengthen Seed Delivery System for Dryland Cereals and Legumes in Drought-prone Areas of Uganda. Read More

7. Pearl millet socio economic and production features in Uganda. Read More

8. Mr. Ebiyau John (Senior Research Officer) looks to pass on his sorghum genius. Read More

10. The Institute releases new millet variety for use in brewing beer. Read More

NaSARRI Program Technologies


NaSARRI conducts research on only one fibre crop Cotton Read More...

The dry land cereal programe conducts research in millets (finger and pearl millets) and sorghum. Read More...

The dry land cereal programme conducts research on Cowpea and Greengram Read More...

The Oilcrops program conducts research on (Groundnuts, Simsim and Sunflower). Read More...