Roots and Tubers research sub program is one of programs in the Ministry of Agriculture under Directorate of Research and Development which has the mandate of conducting research on cassava, sweet potato and round potato. This program seeks to develop improved varieties tolerant to diseases and pests and high yielding varieties.

Major areas of Research ().

  1. To develop high yielding varieties.( Round potato, Cassava, and Sweet potato)
  2. To identify insects and diseases of cassava, Sweet potato, and Round potato in southern Highlands zone
  3. To develop/address  Agronomy practices of cassava, Sweet potato, and Round potato
  4. To multiply and disseminate improved varieties and techniques developed.
  5. To establish good system of seed potato production using aeroponics and Tissue culture technology


Zonal Director (Southern Highlands)
Uyole Agricultural Research Institute,
Telephone: +255 (25) 2510363 & 2510062
Fax   +255 (25) 2510065
P. O. Box 400, 


·         To develop high yielding varieties
·         To identify insects and diseases 
·         To develop/address  Agronomy
·         To multiply and disseminate