The mission of the Centre is to ensure the conservation, management and sustainable use of Uganda’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) while optimizing their full potential in contributing to national development goals.

Plant Genetic Resourced for Food and Agriculture constitute one of the most important resources for achieving Uganda’s development goals including poverty eradication, food security, medical and industrial advancement hence a key ingredient in the nations transformation process. Threatened with the various human activities which keep increasing with the rapid population growth, these resources need to be secured, studied and made readily available for research and development. This forms the core business of the PGRC.


To be a centre of excellence generating and promoting appropriate agricultural technologies


To generate and promote agricultural technologies and improve productivity, value addition, income and food security


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