The National Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI) is a Research Technology Organisation (RTO) under the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). It was established as a company limited by Guarantee in January 2015 under the Botswana Companies Act of 2003. NARDI was formed to merge the operations of the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), National Veterinary Laboratory (NVL) and National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC), in compliance with Presidential Directive CAB 4(A) 2011 of February 2011.
Agro Ecological Zones
Involved in harvesting season.
NARDI is set to engage in high quality, innovation-intensive and needs-driven research and development; as well as commercialisation and technology transfer activities across the agricultural value chain, to benefit consumers, farmers, industry, government and science. The Company is configured to carry out its work from decentralised, cluster-focussed, commodity-based specialised Research & Innovation Centres; Testing and Diagnostic Laboratories; Field Stations; Experimental Sites (R&D Ranches & Farms), Technology Test-beds, Agri-business Incubation Centres and Technology Spin-Offs around the country.
NARDI Research centre