The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, has appointed Dr Yona Baguma as the new Director General of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO).
Dr Yona Baguma will replace Dr Ambrose Agona who retires on April 21.
“Glad to announce to the agricultural research community, and all stakeholders of MAAIF Uganda, that in accordance with the NARO law, I have appointed Dr Yona Baguma as the new DG NARO Uganda to replace Dr Ambrose Agona who retires on 21st April 2023,” Tumwebaze said.
He thanked Dr Ambrose Agona for his efforts in leading the agricultural research agenda in Uganda.
“NARO Uganda continues to develop highly resilient seed varieties that sustain our production. I thank the council of NARO Uganda for conducting a transparent recruitment process,” he noted.
Dr Yona Baguma holds a BSc Agric (Mak) MSc Agric (Mak), PhD Molecular Cell Biology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), with over 33 years of experience, 25 years practising research science, 8 years of research management, 67 journal publications, 10 books, 19 corporate documents, etc
He has Supervised over 7 PhDs and 10 masters degrees.
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