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Dpt of Agricultural Research Services P.O.Box 30779 Lilongwe 3

  • Field Day

    Director of DARS presenting a trophy to the farmers

  • Irrigation scheme

    Rice irrigation scheme in Makoka research station

  • Field Day

    Department of Agricultural and Research works hand in hand with farmers

Department of Agricultural Research Services


To conduct strategic and demand driven research that generates environmental-friendly technologies and information and to provide efficient regulatory and specialist services that meets the

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Research Programmes

The station conducts research in various agricultural fields. These are in the five research oriented commodity groups: (i) Cereals, (ii) Grain Legumes, Oilseeds and Fibres, (iii) Horticulture, (iv) livestock and Pastures and (v) Soils and Agricultural Engineering. These commodity groups also provide essential advisory services to the farmers. For example, the Soils and Agricultural Engineering Commodity Group conducts soil and plant analyses and formulates fertilizer recommendations based on soil test results.

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DARS have successfully generated agricultural technologies. It has also executed many dissemination activities. Details of technologies released under DARS effort in last five years are outlined in the form that can be downloaded under about tab.

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