This is being implemented in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and farmers in Mwinilunga and Ikelenge districts. The aim of the project is to improve yield, fruit quality and maturity. The project also compares the general performance of tissue cultured pineapple plants against conventional plants.
Cassava Improvement project
This is a plant breeding project. Mutation breeding technique is being exploited for the development of new varieties of cassava. Field trials are being conducted in Mansa and at the centre in Kitwe.
Consultancy services to stakeholders especially farmers in plant protection that include disease and insect pest diagnosis and control in different crops.
Consultancy with respect to agronomic issues in various crops including natural products.
Seedling production of bananas, pineapples and pines.