Category Archives: Biotechnology

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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SIRDC Releases Three New Maize Hybrids

The Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC) is pleased to introduce onto the market SIRDAMAIZE 115, SIRDAMAIZE 117 and SIRDAMAIZE 119, a follow up to the successful drought tolerant SIRDAMAIZE 113. The new varieties will be available on the market in the 2017/2018 summer cropping season. Maize production in Zimbabwe is being negatively…
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