MAKUTUPORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE 

 

This is an institute working in research and development of grapes in Tanzania

Grapes rank first most cash crops in Dodoma followed by ground nuts, sesame, sunflower and surplus food crops such as sorghum, millet and maize (Grapes is increasingly grown as cash crop by many farmers in Dodoma region where viticulture research is on going to develop improved grapevine varieties and recommend appropriate faming system. There are different varieties of grapes and are mainly grouped into three varieties according to their uses. This includes table varieties (black rose, regina, muscat humberg, muscat italia), wine variety ( chenin blanc, makutupora red, syrah, mission) and raisin variety which are seedless.