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The National Coffee Research Institute (NaCORI) is one of the 16 Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARIs) under the umbrella of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). NaCORI’s mandate is to conduct and manage basic and applied research of strategic nature and national importance in all fields pertaining to coffee and cocoa.

NaCORI came into existence in 2014 in response to the National Coffee Policy (2013). The institute’s programmes and projects are aligned to NARO’s strategic objectives and the relevant contemporary national policies such as the National Coffee Policy, the Agricultural Sectoral Strategy Plan and Uganda’s Vision 2040, as well as the relevant regional and global initiatives such as the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme and Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. NaCORI was operationalised in 2013 by per Statutory Instrument 2013 No.001 and launched on August 8, 2014. It is mandated to carry out strategic and applied research for coffee and cocoa.

Vision:

A competitive coffee and cocoa industry for increased household and national incomes.

Mission

To generate, develop and disseminate technologies, methods and knowledge to enhance productivity and quality of coffee and cocoa in Uganda.

Mandate

To conduct basic and applied research of strategic nature and national importance in all fields pertaining to coffee and cocoa.

Areas of research focus 2016-2025

· Generate sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) technologies with social and environmental benefits.

· Develop high-yielding coffee and cocoa varieties with good market traits.

· Develop and promote disease-resistant coffee and cocoa varieties.

Programmes at NaCORI

The institute’s research activities are managed through three programmes:

i) Coffee and Cocoa Variety Improvement and Management Program (CViM-P)

ii) Coffee and Cocoa Plant Health Management Programme (CPhM-P)

iii) Coffee and Cocoa Value-addition and Agribusiness Programme (CVA-P)

 


An aerial view of the institute's administration blocks at Kituza in Mukono district

 

 
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