Wheat is among important crop for food and income generation in Tanzania. Despite of its importance, the production of this crop is still low (100,000 MT annually) compared to crop demand of 1,000,000 MT per year, requiring Tanzania to import about 90 % of wheat for consumption. The current average yield per hectare is estimated at 1.6 tons and strategies of increasing productivity through intensification and extensification to attain at least 3.0 tons per hectare is in place. Expansion of area under wheat production is possible through development of tolerant and high yielding varieties that can be grown in a wide range of climatic conditions such as drought and in areas with high disease pressure.
In the struggle of increasing wheat production through research and innovation, different research activities were undertaking at TARI Uyole. The implementation of these activities is supported by different projects from government support, research donors and wheat research self-help revolving fund. The projects mentioned aimed at researching, training and dissemination of improved technologies to all wheat stakeholders from production to consumption levels. May I kindly invite all stakeholders within and outside the country to support wheat research activities along wheat value chain for strengthening wheat industry in Tanzania.
Wheat products and services at TARI-Uyole
1. IMPROVED SEEDS
|Variety ||Average yield (tons/ha) under GAP|
2. TRAINING SERVICES
· Good Agronomic Practices of Wheat
3. CONSULTANCY SERVICES
· On wheat research, training and production activities