• Dissemnation


    Through Agric Show
    Participation

    ZARI is always invloved in the Participation and Exhibitions at the National Agrcultural and Commercial Show

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  • Dissemnation


    Through Agric Show
    Participation

    ZARI is always invloved in the Participation and Exhibitions at the National Agrcultural and Commercial Show

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  • INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT


    Technology Development

    Developing and adopting appropriate insect pest management technologies and provide advisory services to stakeholders.

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  • POST HARVEST


    Post Harvest technology

    Generation and adopting appropriate technologies in order to facilitate the reduction of post-harvest losses caused mainly by pests and enhance broad utilization of food crops.

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  • Yield Improvement


    Cassava Yield Improvement

    ZARI has developed a number of Cassava varieties that are high yielding and disease tolerant

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  • Field Days


    Latest technology

    Promotion of improved technologies through good agronomic practices is key among ZARI objectives

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  • Farming Systems


    Dissemination

    To adapt relevant and sustainable technologies generated by ZARI to farmer’s socio-economic and cultural settings.

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Message from the Director

The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) is one of the departments in the Ministry of Agriculture. It has its headquarters at Mount Makulu Central Research Station in Chilanga with a network of 10 research stations; at least one in each province, except Muchinga.

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Vision

To be a centre of excellence, providing scientific leadership in the generation and transfer of improved and appropriate technologies through partnerships involving stakeholders and beneficiaries

Mission Statement

ZARI’s mission is to contribute to the welfare of the Zambian people through the provision of technologies and knowledge that enhance household food security and equitable income-generating opportunities for the farming community and agricultural enterprises while ensuring the maintenance of the natural resource base.

Overall Objective

The overall objective is to generate and adapt crop and soil technologies in order to increase agricultural productivity and diversify production. This includes the development of low cost sustainable farming systems for all.

ZAMBIA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ZARI)

Contributing to the welfare of the Zambian people through the provision of technologies and knowledge that enhance household food security and equitable income-generating opportunities
for the farming community and agricultural enterprises.

Latest Events

ZARI impounds Irish potatoes in Livingstone

The Ministry of Agriculture in Livingstone has impounded and destroyed 3.2 tonnes of Irish potatoes worth about ten thousand kwacha illegally imported into the country by a chain store.

Visit to Tissue Culture Lab

Hon. Dora Siliya, Minister of Agriculture visited one of the Labs at Mt. Makulu. Dr. P.C. Chikoti explaining what goes on there.

Visit to Soil Chemistry Lab

Her Honor. The Vice President of the Rebuplic of Zambia, Mrs. Inonge Mutukwa Wina visited one of the Labs at Mt. Makulu. Mr. R.K Salati explaining what goes on there.

What to look out for

Look out for these plant diseases in your field or on your plant. If noticed report to your nearest Agriculture Office.