Lyamungu
Kilimanjaro Region

Lyamungu is located at the TaCRI Head Office in Hai District on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, 23 km from Moshi Town at 1268 metres above sea level. 

Mbimba
Songwe Region

Mbimba station is located in the Southern Highlands at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level in the Mbozi District, Songwe Region

Sirari
Mara Region

TaCRI’s Sirari station in Tarime is one of the latest stations to serve coffee growers in Tarime District situated near Lake Victoria, bordering Kenya

Maruku
Kagera Region

Maruku station is located near Bukoba town in the Kagera Region

Ugano
Ruvuma Region

Ugano Station is located in the Mbinga district, Ruvuma region, 13 km from Mbinga town. 

Mwayaya
Kigoma Region

Mwayaya station in Kasulu is the second newest station to serve coffee growers in Kigoma region and neighbouring district of Ngara in the Kagera region.

Lyamungu
Kilimanjaro Region

Lyamungu is located at the TaCRI Head Office in Hai District on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, 23 km from Moshi Town. Lyamungu station serves the four regions of Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara, and Tanga, that grow some of the world’s finest mild Arabica coffee. The zone has 180,000 coffee farmers with average of 5 ha per farmer. Area under cultivation is 89,420 ha with average production of 12,920 tons of parchment per year. Potential production is estimated at 59,000 tons annually at the yield of at least 500 gm/tree or 670 kg/ha.

The zone has an almost 100 years-long history of producing some of the finest Arabica coffee in the world by both smallholders and estates. Farmers continue to regard coffee as a reliable cash crop for improving their livelihoods. There are opportunities to increase coffee productivity and quality; incomes and profits through adherence to good crop husbandry and improved marketing arrangements.

Function of Lyamungu Station is to support the development of the coffee industry by disseminating proven technologies to district extension staff, farmers and estates through the provision of training courses and by promoting extension messages; and, to support the central research program by facilitating on-farm and on-station research.

 

Mbimba
Songwe Region

Mbimba station is located in the Southern Highlands at an altitude of 1,500m in the Mbozi District, Songwe Region. Rainfall patterns are un-modal starting from mid October to mid of April. The average rainfall is between 1,300-1,800mm. With around 246 000 progressive farmers and 6 estates, coffee production is increasing steadily. The area under cultivation is 59,950 ha with average production of 16,500 tons per year of at least 250-300 gm and 280-300 kg per ha. Potential production is estimated at 50,000 tones annually.

Function of Mbimba Station is to support the development of the coffee industry by disseminating proven technologies to district extension staff, farmers and estates through the provision of training courses and by promoting extension messages; and, to support the central research program by facilitating on-farm and on-station research.

Sirari
Mara Region

TaCRI’s Sirari station in Tarime is one of the latest stations to serve coffee growers in Tarime District situated near Lake Victoria, bordering Kenya. Tarime is renown for its natural, hard Arabica coffee. The district has an estimated 35,000 ha of arable land. Area under coffee production currently stands at 2,850 ha under Arabica production and 50 ha under Robusta production. Approximately 7,750 smallholders from 46 villages currently produce natural Arabica and about 400 farmers from 15 villages have opted for Robusta. The average production for the district is around 2,300 tons per year - an average of 0.38 tons per ha of clean coffee.

Tarime receives bi-modal rainfall of between 1200-1600mm (highlands) and 900-1200mm (midlands). The long rainy period is between March and May and short rainy period is between August and November.

Function of Sirari Station is to support the development of the coffee industry in Tarime and adjacent districts by disseminating proven technologies to district extension staff, farmers, and estates. This is achieved by training courses, promoting extension messages, supporting the central research program by facilitating on-farm and on-station research, promoting effective two-way linkages, facilitating Participatory Approach and implementing village based training.

Mwayaya
Kigoma Region

Mwayaya station in Kasulu is the second newest station to serve coffee growers in Kigoma region and neighbouring district of Ngara in the Kagera region. With close to 4,000 coffee growing families, Kigoma is known for its medium roast, famous for the sweet smell of honey and citrus. Coffee growers in the Kalinzi area live side by side with Great Gombe Game reserve, renown for the Chimpanzee and its research. Mwayaya station promotes a sustainable coffee production while sensitizing growers to adopt conservatory practices in their coffee production. Mwayaya substation is located at 4º28’ S and 29º49’E, 1,530m above sea level. It is 54km from Kigoma town and just 11km away from bordering Burundi. Mwayaya station is the only agricultural research facility in the Kigoma region and the only research centre dedicated to coffee in the entire western zone.

 

Function of Mwayaya Station is to support the development of the coffee industry in Kigoma and adjacent districts by disseminating proven technologies to district extension staffs, farmers, and estates through the provision of training courses, promoting extension messages, supporting the central research program by facilitating on-farm and on-station research and facilitating effective two-way linkages.

Maruku
Kagera Region

Maruku station is located near Bukoba town in the Kagera Region. It undertakes research and development activities in its mandate area, namely the four districts of Muleba, Karagwe, Misenyi, and Bukoba where coffee (mainly Robusta) and banana farming systems are found. Area under coffee cultivation is 51,416 ha with the potential to expand to 20,774 ha. Annual average production is 21,000 tons or 320g of clean coffee per tree with the potential for 1kg per tree. Kagera region is producing one of the finest Robusta coffee in the world.

Function of Maruku Station is to support the development of Robusta coffee industry in Kagera by disseminating proven technologies to district extension staff, farmers and estates through the provision of training courses and by promoting extension messages; and, to support the central research program by facilitating on-farm research and on-station research.

Ugano
Ruvuma Region

Ugano Station is located in the Mbinga district, Ruvuma region, 13 km from Mbinga town. The Ruvuma region in the southern highlands of Tanzania, with fertile soils formed from igneous rocks, is one of the major 12 coffee producing districts in Tanzania. It produces some of the finest, mild Arabica coffee, accounting for approximately 25% of the total Arabica coffee production in Tanzania. 42,000 smallholders cultivate 32,000 ha of land, which accounts for about 70% of the districts entire economy. Germany is the major buyer of the Mbinga coffee. The district, with rainfall ranging from 1,000 to 2,000mm per annum, has the potential of producing more than 52,000 tones of clean Arabica coffee per year. Potential for coffee cultivation is estimated at 128,000 ha but currently only about 52,000 ha are under Arabica coffee production.

Function of Ugano Station is  to support the development of the coffee industry in the Southern Highland Zone by disseminating proven technologies to district extension staff, farmers and estates through the provision of training courses and by promoting extension messages; and to support the central research program by facilitating on-farm and on-station research.