Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mukono ZARDI) is one of the nine Public Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institutes (ZARDIs) which were established through the NARS Act of 2005.
The Institute is responsible for carrying out applied and adaptive research in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone. It covers 21 districts of Central Uganda which include: Mubende, Mityana, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Mukono, Kayunga, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Masaka, Kalangala, Buikwe, Kalungu, Lwengo, Mpigi, Kampala, Bukomansimbi, Gomba, Butambala, Buvuma, Wakiso and Kiboga. Mukono ZARDI had a successful transition from a DFI to ARDC and it is now a semi-autonomous zonal Institute.
"Improved livelihood of the farming communities in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone."
"To Develop, Adapt and Effectively Disseminate Appropriate Agricultural Research Technologies in the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone."
Integrity, Transparency, teamwork, adherence to work plan, security, and political will.
MUZARDI’s Specific Functions
Understanding the farming systems of the Lake Victoria Crescent Agro-ecological Zone.
Participatory identification of priority and market oriented agricultural research needs.
Sourcing, refining, adapting and disseminating appropriate agricultural technologies and innovations.
Building capacity of farmers in adaptive Research and technology transfer.
Supporting farmers’ linkages to markets