WHO WE ARE
The National Groundnuts Improvement Programme focuses on developing groundnuts varieties to meet growing demand and emerging challenges in the value chain. The programme is headed by Dr. David Kalule Okello and based at NaSSARI, Serere Distruct. Groundnut is one of the staple crops in the Uganda rich in; protein, oil and essential minerals. The crop is increasingly becoming a cash crop and both production area and productivity are increasing.
This web portal, the NARO Groundnut app and the associated dashboards are developed by the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University and with supported from Makerere University Research Innovation Fund (MAR-RIF) under the project “Enhancing Groundnuts Value Chain Information Management Using The Suface Model For Improved Stakeholder Decision Making” Hosted at the College of Computing and IS, with Dr. Drake Patrick Mirembe as the Project PI. The project is implimented in partnership with the Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) represented by Dr. Dick Kamuganga, Nkumba University presented by Prof. Jude Lubega
The MAK-RIF Project:Enhancing Groundnuts Value Chain Information Management Using The Suface Model For Improved Stakeholder Decision Making. Let by... read more
Groundnuts are exposed to pests and diseases that reduce yield and quality and increase the cost of production wherever the... read more