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Zambia Agriculture Research Institute

The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) is the largest Agricultural research entity in the country. It has 10 research stations with Mt. Makulu Central Research Station Being the institutes’ Headquarters. The Institute’s overall objectives are to develop and adapt crop, soil and plant protection technologies and to provide a high quality, appropriate and cost-effective service to farmers. The activities are carried out in all the three agro-ecological regions which are Region I which receive up to 800mm of rainfall; Region II receives between 800-1000mm of rainfall and Region III receives more than 1000 mm of rainfall.

Mission Statement

ZARI’s mission is to contribute to the welfare of the Zambian people through the provision of technologies and knowledge that enhance household food security and equitable income-generating opportunities for the farming community and agricultural enterprises while ensuring the maintenance of the natural resource base.


To be a centre of excellence, providing scientific leadership in the generation and transfer of improved and appropriate technologies through partnerships involving stakeholders and beneficiaries.

Overall Objective

The overall objective is to generate and adapt crop and soil technologies in order to increase agricultural productivity and diversify production. This includes the development of low cost sustainable farming systems for all.

Research Stations




Link to ZARI website