The National Agricultural Research and Development
Fund [NARDF] was established by a Cabinet decision on the 10
th of December 2001, under Section 3 of the Working Fund Act,
The Fund is comprised of money received from the Government's allocations
and other sources approved by the Ministry of Finance.
NARDF is governed by a seven person Fund Management Committee [FMC]
chaired by the Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives.
It is administered and operated by the NARDF Secretariat. The head
of the Secretariat is the Member Secretary of the FMC. The Secretariat
is supported by a Technical Sub Committee and a panel, or list of
Awards are in the form of grants to successful organisations or
The Fund targets government, non-government, educational, private
sector, civil society, co-operative and Community Based organisations
(CBO) involved in agricultural research and development. It aims
to encourage these organisations to compete for partial or complete
funding for project activities, which are designed to promote the
overall development of the agricultural sector.