Innovation Fund

NARO officially launches its AIRTEA project in Uganda

Abi Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Abi ZARDI) one of the Public Agricultural Research institutes of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is implementing a project titled ‘’Harnessing multi-stakeholder innovation platforms for knowledge transfer and aquaculture value chain development in Uganda’’. This is one of the 11 Third-Party Projects under a bigger project “Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa” (AIRTEA). The AIRTEA project is supported by the Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) through the ACP Innovation Fund.

The project was launched on 1st June 2022 in Uganda. This project on Aquaculture value chain development is implemented in partnership with the Directorate of Fisheries Resources (DiFR)-Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF); Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU); Uganda National Women’s Fish Organisation (UNWFO) and the  World Aquaculture Society- Africa Chapter(WAS-AC). The project aims to enhance sustainable innovation environment in the Aquaculture value chain for improved livelihoods and rural transformation in Uganda.  

More information on the AIRTEA initiative