NARDI aims to increase the contribution of Agriculture to Botswana’s GDP by improving utilisation of agricultural produce and natural products; fostering inclusion and knowledge transfer initiatives; and providing innovative solutions and adaptations to climate change, yield improvement and commercialization of agriculture across Botswana’s Agro-Ecological Zones. Overall, the Company has a vision to be a renowned transformative agricultural Research and Development institute, and a mission to generate innovative solutions for the agricultural sector.
The specific objectives of the entity are:
b) To understand and promote research, development and technology transfer for optimal beneficiation and commercialization of agricultural resources.
c) To utilize and improve existing techniques and technological expertise for improvement of agricultural productivity.
d) To engage in such partnerships, programs and activities that will enable the company to achieve its objectives nationally and globally.
To achieve these objectives NARDI operates through the following thematic areas;
ii) Animal Production and Health
iii) Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
iv) Food Science & Technology
v) Agricultural Economics and Statistics
vi) Innovation, knowledge management & intellectual asset beneficiation
vii) Technology transfer and commercialization