The agencies operate at both national and sub-national levels and are responsible for the execution of approved plans and resources in their budgets. This leaves MAAIF HQ to concentrate on Agricultural policy formulation, support and supervision (especially of Local Governments), sector planning, regulation, standard setting, quality assurance and sector monitoring and guidance.
There are Eight (8) semi autonomous bodies which report to the Ministry for policy guidance. These are:
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)-for generation and dissemination of research technologies;
National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) for delivery of advisory services;
National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) for animal genetic development;
Coordinating Office for the Control of Trypanasomiasis in Uganda (COCTU) ;
Diary Development Authority (DDA) for promotion of Dairy development;
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) for promotion of coffee development;
Cotton Development Organisation (CDO) for promotion of cotton development;
Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture Secretariat for implementing the Prosperity for All (PFA) Strategy.