INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE


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


 

 

MISSION


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) 
  • Banana  
  • Roots and tubers 
  • Mushroom  
  • Tissue culture and Biotechnology
  • Spices
  • ZIELU

 

 

MAJOR RESEARCH DISCIPLINES 
 

Plant breeding 

  • Collection and introduction of germplasm
  • Evaluation of germplasm for performance and adaptation
  • Maintenance of germplasm
  • Production of breeder seed   

 

Agronomy

 

  • Conduct research activities on soil fertility, plant nutrition, soil and water conservation 
  • Determine cultural practices for optimal fruit and vegetable production   

 

Plant Protection 

 

  • 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