Makerere University’s Regional Centre for Crop Improvement ultimately addresses the welfare of the smallholder farmer and thus contributes to the development and prosperity of the nation of Uganda and its neighbors.

MaRCCI’s goal of addressing food security challenges throughout the region of central, eastern, and southern Africa focuses on three elements –

  1. Excellence in educating professional plant breeders and seed scientists who are well-equipped to develop and disseminate crop varieties that have improved resistance to disease and insects and better tolerance for dry periods;
  2. Research to support such training and contribute to improved crop varieties for all regions of Uganda and its neighbors;
  3. Services to strengthen the nation’s agricultural industry, including scientists, technicians, extension personnel, seed producers, and farmers.






Share Details