Uganda's Animal Genetic Centre Positioned As a Leader in Africa
Charles Lagu, Aynalem Haile. (2/1/2019). Uganda's Animal Genetic Centre Positioned As a Leader in Africa.
The National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) was established by the Animal Breeding Act, 2001. It's one of the statutory semi-autonomous bodies of the ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). NAGRC&DB's core mandate is the commercialization for the production, conservation, and promotion of efficient and effective delivery of animal genetic resources in Uganda. The overall goal is to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector by enhancing sustainable livestock productivity through conservation and improvement of animal genetic resources. The vision and mission to guide attainment of this goal are "to be a leader in profitable production and efficient delivery of animal genetic resources and services in Eastern and Central Africa" and "to establish a comprehensive and sustainable National Animal Breeding Program which meets the commercial and developmental interests of the actors along the livestock subsector value chains", respectively.