The United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

TARI Ilonga

TARI Ilonga has the mandate to conduct and coordinate crops research on:

  • Cereals: low and medium altitude maize, sorghum and millets
  • Grain legumes: cowpea, green gram, pigeon pea, soya bean, chickpea, and bambara nuts
  • Oilseed crops: sunflower
  • Post-harvest technologies

The crop research covers crop improvement/breeding, agronomy, crop protection (entomology and pathology) and soil science while post-harvest deals with crop handling after harvesting, appropriate storage, processing and utilization. There is also the socio-economic section which deals with crop value chains