The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) recognizes the
need for becoming a premier research institution by using Intellectual Property
(IP) for socio-economic transformation and development. This shall be achieved by
the transfer of IP enabled technologies through commercial and public routes. Therefore,
these guidelines provide steps for proactive and effective operationalization of the
NARO IP policy. These guidelines conform to existing national, regional and
international legal and policy framework on IP.
The guidelines cover IP administration and management, ownership, identification
and protection, commercialisation and benefits sharing. This shall ensure the
implementation of the NARO IP Policy and enhanced sustainable creativity and
Finally, it is my pleasure to present these guidelines for effective implementation
of the IP policy as approved by the NARO Governing Council.
Dr. Ambrose Agona
National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)