Thematic areas

Selected publications


Development, dissemination and adoption of improved  varieties of field and horticultural crops



Development, evaluation and dissemination of integrated crop and pest  management technologies                                          

  1. Mamiro DP, Clement GH, Msemwa JI, Swai MM (2015) Performance of cotton cloth substrates in laboratory sorghum seeds germination tests. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research 5(6): 1-7.
  2. Gration M. Rwegasira & Chrissie M. E. Rey (2012). Relationship between symptoms expression and virus detection in cassava brown streak virus-infected plants Journal of Agricultural Science 4(7): 246-253.
  3. Maerere, A.P., Sibuga, K.P, Bulali, J.E.M., Mwatawala, M.W., Kovach, J., Kyamanywa, S., Mtui, H.D. and Erbaugh, M. (2010). Deriving appropriate pest management technologies for smallholder tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.) growers: A case study of Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 6(3): 663-676.
  4. Mwatawala M., Maerere, A., Makundi R.H. and De Meyer, M. (2010). Seasonality and host plant preference of Bactrocera cucurbitae in Central Tanzania. International Journal of Pest Management 56(3): 256-273.
  5. TheodosyJ. Msogoya and Delphina P. Mamiro, Hosea Mtui and Gration M. Rwegasira. Effect of the weaver ant on orange fruit fly-inflicted postharvest losses in small-scale orange farming systems in Tanzania. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. In press.


Development of improved technologies for seed/ planting material   production and dissemination systems                 




Reduction of postharvest losses and improvement of storability of perishable and non-perishable horticultural and field crops



Development of strategic capacity to enhance research improvement