We are one of the seven public National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) under the policy guidance and co-ordination of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) which was established under the National Agriculture Research Act of 2005. NaFIRRI headquarters are located along plots 39-45, Nile Crescent & Plots 28-32, Oboja road in Jinja opposite the wagon ferry terminal while the Aquaculture Research and Development Centre is located at Kajjansi, 12km along Kampala-Entebbe Highway.
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To conduct basic and applied research of national and strategic importance in Aquaculture, Capture fisheries, Water environment, Socio-economics and Marketing, and Information Communication Management, and emerging issues in the fisheries sector.
A Centre of Excellence in Fisheries Innovations and Impact Creation in collaboration with SMART partnerships.
To generate the knowledge base, develop and disseminate fisheries technologies for increased but sustainable fish production, conservation of the fisheries genetic resources, water quality and fish habitat, and to develop and manage the fisheries and required linkages with stakeholders.
To enhance the contribution of fisheries research to increased and sustainable fish production, economic growth, food security and poverty eradication through generation and dissemination of appropriate technologies, knowledge and information.
Research is conducted through four programs, Capture Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation with Dr. Winnie Nkalubo as program leader, Fish Habitat Management with Dr. Wanda Fred as program leader, Fish Bio-science and Aquaculture with Dr. Mathew Mwanja as acting program leader and Innovations and Post- harvest fisheries with Dr. Walakira John as program leader
The goal of this project is to increase capacity for conservation of threatened fish species through data mobilization and training. Details
PESCA is regional project developing a decision support tool (DST) and best management practices (BMPs) to guide improvement of policies to increase fish production through cage aquaculture with negligible impacts on the water environment of the African Great Lakes (AGLs) and promoting use of those practices through adaptive research . The project is implemented in the Ugandan, Kenyan and Tanzanian parts of Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Kivu, and the Malawian and Mozambican parts of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/ Niassa. Details
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) has developed a Strategic Action Programme for regional development in the Nile Equatorial Lakes basin. One of the projects is the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) under which the Lakes Edward and Albert Fisheries (LEAF) Pilot Project is embedded. The LEAF pilot project is designed to generate the relevant technical information necessary for sound fisheries management. Details
The overall goal is to evaluate the ecological status of Murchison Bay, Napoleon Gulf and Katosi ecosystems and the trends in the evolution of their status over the next years; to implement long term monitoring programs on these resources; to evaluate the pressures acting on them and how these pressures have impacted on the water quality and to prepare actions for their protection and/or their restoration. Details
Lake Nyaguo is one of the satellite lakes of Lake Kyoga basin homing threatened native and endemic fishes which have disappeared or become extinct from major lakes like Victoria and Kyoga. Details
At NaFIRRI employment is founded on sustainable work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees; cultivating the full potential of all employees; encouraging individual pursuit of work/life balance; mentoring great scientists and other proffesionals at all levels, who excel at research work; appreciating and recognizing the contributions of people who work with us; establishing and communicating standards for ethical behavior and integrity; getting involved in community endeavors and public policy and lastly we are an equal opportunity employer
NaFIRRI has a vibrant Internship program in which it proactively attracts, identifies and engages talent early to mold them into young scientists and other professionals. NaFIRRI has strategic partnerships with different education institutions both medium and higher. In conclusion, undergraduates seeking meaningful internships are always welcome, they will receive guidance and support in their career growth. NaFIRRI recognizes that a great deal can be achieved for both students and NaFIRRI if the internship is positively carried out from start.
NaFIRRI has a strong mentoring and volunteering program given that the Institute has very experienced staff that has been out working for some time. NaFIRRI realizes mentoring and volunteering helps young people to grow and learn more, raise their self-esteem and helps them have better attitude towards work.
studentship positions in one of the three broad themes of aquatic biodiversity: Phytoplankton, Invertebrates and Fish. .
Number of positions: Three (3) are available.
Research station: NaFIRRI, Jinja
Duration of support: 12 months (effective 1st August 2018)
We considers human resources as the most important assets of an organization. We havetwo catergories of personnel, the scietist and administrative support staff. Among the scietist we have research officer and technicians. Details
In the globalized society we live in, local and international collaboration is inevitable, it bridges the gap of specialised personnel that may not be readily available in the institute.
List of collaborators
1. Jackson Efitre Details
2.Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen Details
3. Tumi Tommason.Details
4. Jeppe Kolding. Details
Sometimes there is need to supplement scientific staff, NaFIRRI has been assisted by several consultants. 1.
Upcoming conference : 44th Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries And Information Centers(IAMSCIC).
Theme:Transforming the Global Information Landscape.
Date:21-25 October 2018.
Mesocosm Experimentations : WaSAf project will perform in-situ mesocosm experimentations on the factors causing the dynamics of cyanobacterial and cyanotoxins in northern Lake Victoria, Uganda.
Date: 4-20 July 2018.
Location: Jinja - Napoleon Gulf and Kampala (Gaba) - Murchison Bay, Uganda.
Interested students should contact the Uganda project coordinator Dr. William Okello via email@example.com :
Close to 95% of light currently used on most lakes to attract and concentrate Mukene is from pressure lamps powered by kerosene. However in 2006 industrial fishing rigs from Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe were introduced by Arrow Aquaculture Africa (AAA) firm operating at Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe district. The fishing rigs use light from electric bulbs supplied by a generator to attract and concentrate fish. Details
Climate variability and change is increasing and affecting productivity of natural resources including fisheries and fishery livelihoods. details
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The Director, National Fisheries Resources research Institute (NaFIRRI)
P.O Box 343 Jinja
Telephone: +256 434 121369 / +256 434 120484
Fax: +256 434 120 192
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org,br> email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical location: Nile Crescent,
Plot 39/45, Jinja
Opposite the wagon ferry terminal
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