Horticulture research sub program is one of programs in the Ministry of Agriculture under Directorate of Research and Development which has the mandate of conducting research on cassava, sweet potato and round potato. This program seeks to develop improved varieties tolerant to diseases and pests and high yielding varieties, three groups of horticultural crops namely fruits, vegetables and spices. The program seeks to develop and promote improved high yielding varieties tolerant to diseases and pests and adapted to different ecological conditions.

Major areas of Research ().

  • To develop/introduce high yielding varieties of high value vegetables ( Tomato, Onions, Cabbage )
  • To develop/introduce high yielding varieties of high value fruits ( Avocado, Peaches) Mango, Apple
  • To develop and address agronomic practices of fruits vegetables and spices
  • To identify insect pests and diseases and develop control measures
  • To multiply and disseminate improved varieties of fruits (avocado, peaches) and develop seedlings multiplication techniques
  • Establishment of Banana germplasm, introduction and evaluation of improved banana varieties and development of agronomic packages
  • Introduction and evaluation of high value spices in the SH ( Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger)

Contact

Zonal Director (Southern Highlands)
Uyole Agricultural Research Institute,
Telephone: +255 (25) 2510363 & 2510062
Fax   +255 (25) 2510065
e-mail:  zdrd@ariuyole.go.tz 
P. O. Box 400, 
MBEYA

Project(s)

·         To develop high yielding varieties
·         To identify insects and diseases 
·         To develop/address  Agronomy
·         To multiply and disseminate