Hon. Tumwebaze promises a hands-on approach in the Agriculture Sector

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the new Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), has promised to apply a proactive approach through directly engaging farmers on ministry policies. He said this on June 22 after taking office at the ministry headquarters in Entebbe.

“In this term, we will spend more time with the farmers in the fields than in conferences,” he said

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The Agricultural Sector in Uganda

Agriculture remains the major source of livelihood in Uganda. According to the Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) 2016/17, the bigger proportion of the working population is engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishing (65%). Get to know why agriculture is important

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MAAIF Projects

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in cooperation with other organisations is implementing Agricultural Development Projects. These projects arise from the need to implement the Ministry’s comprehensive plan to operationalize the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy and Investment Plan

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News Updates and press releases

Get to know the latest Updates about the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries

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COVID-19 Prevention: Advisory for Livestock sub-sector

All livestock related services/activities shall continue to be rendered with the exception of those that require gatherings of more than 10 people such as livestock markets, workshops and large meetings.

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Welcome message from the Minister

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries which doubles as the National Agricultural Sector Portal for the Republic of Uganda.

Visitors are welcome to explore this communication channel of the Ministry which complements stakeholder engagements, agricultural extension, publications and media features in showcasing work done within the guidance of the Vision of “A Competitive, Profitable and Sustainable Agricultural Sector” and Mission “To Transform Subsistence Farming into Commercial Agriculture.”

Visitors are also welcome to explore the website for more information about the structure, mandate and functions of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries delivered through four Directorates, Departments and seven semi-autonomous Agencies.

The Ministry recognizes and prioritizes strategic communication and the use of modern online platforms to reach our various audiences. Visitors are therefore welcome to follow the links to our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and YouTube and subscribe to the Ministry e-newsletter to keep up-to-date with vital information from the Ministry.

The Ministry Offices across the country are also open to the general public during official working hours for any consultation regarding the agricultural sector and related services.

For God and my Country

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze,

Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Ministry Vision:

“A competitive, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector”

Ministry Mission

“To transform subsistence farming to commercial agriculture”

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Ministry Directorates and Departments

Agriculture Uganda

Directorate of Animal Resources (DAR)

Objective: “To support sustainable animal disease and vector control, market oriented animal production, food quality and safety; for improved food security and household income”


Directorate of Crop Resources(DCR)

Objective: “To support sustainable, market oriented crop production, pest and disease control, quality and safety of plants and plant products; for improved food security and household income. “


Directorate of Fisheries Resources (DFR)

Objective: “To support sustainable, market oriented fish production, management, development, control quality and safety of fisheries products; for improved food security and household income.”


Directorate of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES)

Mandate: “To promote adoption of appropriate information, knowledge, and technological innovations for commercialization of agriculture.”


Department of Finance and Administration(F&A)

Objective: “To provide financial, administrative, human resource management, development, information and communication systems and services to enable achievement of sector objectives.”


Department of Agricultural Infrastructure, Mechanisation and Water for Agricultural Production (DAIMWAP)
Objective: “To Support the development of agricultural infrastructure, water for agricultural production and mechanisation to enable achievement of sector objectives.”


Department of Agricultural Planning and Development (APD)

Objective: Provide technical support to policy formulation, review and planning processes, design and implementation of programs and projects to enable achievement of sector objectives.


Department of Human Resource Management (HRM)

Objective: “To initiate and implement human resource policies, plans, systems and procedures for attraction of the requisite human resource that works towards achieving the Ministry objective. ”


Ministry Projects


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Promotion of Rice Development Project Phase 2 (PRiDe II)

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National Oil Palm Project (NOPP)

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Uganda Multi-Sector Food Security and Nutrition project

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The Banana Livelihood Diversification project (2015)

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Uganda-China South-South Cooperation Phase 2

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The Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP)

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Vegetable Oil Development Project (VODP2)

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Enhancing National Food Security Through Increased Rice Production Project (ENRP)

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The Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) Project

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Ministry Agencies


Coordinating office for Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda(COCTU)

Mandate: “To formulate policies, guidelines and also ensure that tsetse flies and trypanosomiasis control and research is carried out in accordance with statute 16 of 8th October 1992 which legalized the Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council (UTCC), the Technical Committee and COCTU as the Secretariat of the Council.”


Cotton Development Organisation(CDO)

Mandate: “To promote and monitor production and marketing of cotton and also represent all aspects of the cotton industry in Uganda.”


National Agricultural Advisory Services(NAADS)

Mandate: “To support and manage Agricultural Input Distribution chains, promote strategic commodity interventions, agricultural chain development and farmer access to agricultural financing.”


Diary Development Authority(DDA)

Mandate: “To perform regulatory and dairy development services for stakeholders in the dairy sector and support the development of the dairy sector into a sustainable, competitive and vibrant sector as well serving as an advisor to government on dairy industry development policies and legislative measures in respect to the provision of linkages between research, extension staff and support to dairy farmers.”


National Agricultural Research Organisation(NARO)

Mandate: “To coordinate, oversee and guide agricultural research in Uganda.” Goal is “To enhance the contribution of agricultural research to sustainable agricultural productivity, sustained competitiveness, economic growth, food security and poverty eradication.”


National Animal Genetic Resources Center & Databank(NAGRC&DB)
Mandate: “To play a leading role in the commercialization of animal breeding activities in Uganda and also carry out development activities that enhance animal Genetic improvement and productivit.”


Uganda Coffee Development Authority(UCDA)

Mandate: “To promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.