Under-funding has often stood in the way of Agricultural research institutions in Africa. According to studies carried out in Uganda, the low productivity observed in Ugandan agriculture today is not only a consequence of a lack of relevant agricultural technologies, but also a lack of adequate interface between research, extension and farmers themselves.
A new grant, worked between Uganda and World Bank hopes to revamp farming. The World Bank has partnered with the Uganda government to offer a grant of USD 840, 000 to Agricultural research institutions in the country. According to Dr. Emily Twinamasiko, the Director of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), both the public and private research institutions would benefit from the competitive grant. --> More information