The United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 10 of 2016 to enhance and strengthen of agricultural research system in Tanzania. TARI is a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture, responsible for all agricultural research activities conducted by the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in Tanzania.

The Institute’s mandate is to conduct, regulate, promote and coordinate all agricultural research activities conducted by public and private research institutes or organisations in Tanzania. TARI aims at strengthening national agricultural research system to enhance development and dissemination of technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMPs) to address the real needs of farmers and other agricultural stakeholders.

TARI has a network of 9 research Centres and 8 Sub Centres. The Centres are TARI Makutupora, TARI Ilonga, TARI Selian, TARI Ukiriguru, TARI Naliendele, TARI Mlingano, TARI Tumbi, TARI Uyole and TARI Kihinga. The Sub Centres are TARI Hombolo, TARI Dakawa, TARI Maruku, TARI Mikocheni, TARI Tengeru, TARI Kifyulilo, TARI Ifakara and TARI TARI Kibaha. TARI Headquarters is located in Dodoma, Tanzania. TARI Centers and their mandate research programmes are as shown in the table below

CENTER/SUBCENTER

MANDATES

TARI Uyole (Mbeya)

Beans, Maize, Irish Potato, Pyrethrum, Agro-mechanization

TARI Kifyulilo (Mufindi, Iringa)

Beans, Irish Potato

TARI Ukiriguru (Mwanza)

Cotton, Roots, and Tubers

TARI Maruku (Kagera)

Banana

TARI Selian (Arusha)

Wheat, Barley and Maize

TARI Tengeru (Arusha)

Vegetables, Spices and Fruits

TARI Naliendele Mtwara)

Cashew, Groundnuts and Sesame

TARI Ilonga (Kilosa, Morogoro)

Maize, Grain Legumes, Sunflower, Sorghum & Millets; and Post-Harvest Management.

TARI Dakawa Mvomero, Morogoro)

Rice, Maize (Low & medium attitude); vegetables

 TARI Ifakara (Morogoro)

Rice

TARI Tumbi (Tabora)

Agroforestry

TARI Mlingano (Tanga)

Soil and Sisal

TARI Kibaha (Pwani)

Sugarcane

TARI Mikocheni (Dar es Salaam)

Coconut, Biotechnology

TARI Hombolo (Dodoma)

Sorghum and millets

TARI Makutupora (Dodoma)

Grapes

TARI Kihinga (Kigoma)

Oil palm