Commercialization of Sericulture Technologies and Innovations in Uganda project was part of the innovation projects which were supported by Innovation Fund in the FY2017/2018 in accordance with guidelines from H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda to support scientists to commercialize their innovations. Since its inception, this project is partly supported by the Government of Uganda through The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MoSTI) and supervised by The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST).
Sericulture: is the art and science of rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk and its end product is silk. Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. Sericulture is an eco-friendly agro-based labor intensive and commercially attractive economic activity, falling under cottage and small-scale sector. Sericulture enterprise in its totality is a long chain industry from mulberry cultivation to fabric making. Sericulture is the only cash crop, which provides frequent and attractive returns throughout the year
Increase industrialization and export Development through sustainable adoption of Sericulture technologies and innovations in Uganda.
To achieve excellence in utilization of Next Generation Research Outputs (NGRO’s) to transform Uganda’s sericulture industry from subsistence to sustainable commercial production.
The project aims at promoting the development of Silk Industry to create gainful employment and improved levels of income in Sericulture through utilization of Next Generation Sericulture Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices (NGSTIMPs). This project also aims at increasing domestic production of Silk and its by-products, thus raising rural incomes
for small-holder producers and ensuring the supply of affordable
silk products to Ugandan consumers and export markets.
To advise the Government of Uganda on all matters relating to the development of silk industry including utilization and export of raw silk