HORTI Tengeru is located in the northern highlands of Tanzania which are dominated by two mountains of Kilimanjaro (5900 m) and Meru (4566 m). It’s located at an altitude of 1400 masl and rainfall of 1000 mm per an- num. Temperatures range between 15 and 25 degrees centigrade.
HORTI Tengeru is one of the key research and Training institutes under the Departments of Research and Training of the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives. The institute was established in 1980’s, with the national mandate to undertake horticul- tural research and training activities.
FRONT VIEW OF HORTICUTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE, HORTI- TENGERU
Our general mission is to reduce poverty and malnutrition through increased production and consumption of fruits and vegetables.
ADMINISTRATION BLOCK OF HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE
MAIN RESEARCH PROGRAMS
- Vegetables (exotic and indigenous)
- Fruit (exotic and indigenous)
- Roots and tubers
- Tissue culture and Biotechnology
MAJOR RESEARCH DISCIPLINES
- Collection and introduction of germplasm
- Evaluation of germplasm for performance and adaptation
- Maintenance of germplasm
- Production of breeder seed
- Conduct research activities on soil fertility, plant nutrition, soil and water conservation
- Determine cultural practices for optimal fruit and vegetable production
- Formulate environmentally and economically acceptable and sustainable IPM strategies
- Ensure the release of clean (pathogen free), high quality seeds and planting materials
- Screening of pesticides and biopesticides and make appropriate recommendations
Post Harvest Handling and Utilization
- Studies to prolong shelf life of fruits and vegetables
- Develop appropriate techniques for processing, Preservation and storage of fruits and vegetables