Research activities in the Institute are carried out under mandated commodity programs and Units. Presently the priority crops according to the mandate are i.e beans, cassava, cerealsie maize and cereals, Sweet potato, coffee Oil palm, Cocoa and Horticultural crops. Coffee, Cocoa and Oil palm research is currently undertaken in Kituza Research Centre in Mukono district. All the programmes have multidisciplinary teams. The institute emphasizes participatory research which involves farmers (and other clients) at all levels of technology generation and development.
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