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SIRDC’s National Metrology Institute (NMI) hosts the Southern African Development Community NMIs Inter-Laboratory Comparison Workshop

The National Metrology Institute (NMI) of the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC) together with the Southern African Development Community Cooperation in Measurement Traceability (SADCMET) Secretariat hosted a Dimensional Inter- Laboratory Comparison (ILC) training workshop, from 11 to 13 February 2019. The workshop was attended by 15 participants drawn from 11 SADC National…
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Biotechnology at SIRDC Supporting National Food Security

Introduction The Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) at SIRDC has a specific mandate to unpack, transfer and promote the adoption of biotechnology in agriculture and industry. BRI conducts research into plant and animal genetics with a view to producing crop varieties and animal species that are adaptable to the Zimbabwean environment. BRI is also a key…
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Safety First – Tips for Food Safety in Fruit and Vegetable Production

One of the most exciting things about being a dweller of an African city is the delicious seasonal fruit such as mazhanje and sweet yellow mangoes you find weighing down their sellersҠvehicles when the fruits are in season. Fresh fruits and vegetables are naturally good for our health. They contain compounds such as vitamin C…
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SIRDC hosts KAFACI Planning Meeting for Food Crop Research and Development

A Network for Food Crop Research and Development, under the Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI) was formed, at a planning Meeting for Food Crop Programme held in Harare from the 25th to the 27th of February 2014. The meeting which was opened by the Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific and Industrial Research…
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