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.