Reforms in agricultural research led to a review of
the NARO Statute of 1992 and resulted into the
National Agricultural Research Act 2005. The "old
NARO" comprised of nine National Agricultural
Research Institutes (NAR15) and 12 agro-ecologicallybased
Agricultural Research and Development
Centres (ARDCs) in accordance with decentralisation
policy. The ARDCs implemented outreach and
partnership programmes to strengthen relevance and
dissemination of research products and services. The
Organisation registered several achievements and
gained national, regional and international accolade.
The inception, growth, and achievements of NARO
(1992 -2002) have been documented (Mukiibi, 2003).