National Agricultural research Organization (NARO) is mourning the death of Professor Joseph Mukiibi.
Prof. Joseph Mukiibi was the founding Director General of the research institute.
It is with great sadness that I have learnt and relay the news of the death of Prof. Joseph Mukibi, the first ever NARO Director GeneralDr Ambrose Agona, NARO Director-General.
The late Prof. Mukiibi was a plant pathologist who has published widely on tropical crop diseases. He was Professor and Head of Crop Science at Makerere University and was responsible for setting up the Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO).
He worked at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria and has since served on many boards, including the IITA, the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia, the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI), and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). He now consults on institutional reforms in African agricultural research and chairs boards of several community-based organizations.