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Henderson Research Institute

 1. Background, Location and Geographical Coverage

 Henderson Research Institute is a government institution under the Department of Research and Specialist Services (DR&SS) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development (AMID). The institute is 2200 ha in extent, comprising approximately 450 ha of arable land of which 25ha is potentially irrigable. In terms of land area, Henderson Research Institute is the smallest of the four (4) livestock research institutes in DR&SS.Read More

Henderson Pastures


Promote technologies which enhance forage and livestock feed production.

This is achieved through:

Plant introduction and initial species evaluation .Read More

Henderson Daily Animal Nutrition


Model dairy unity in the country

Carry out research on sustainable milk production, 

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The fisheries section is mandated to carry out research on sustainable fresh water tilapia fish species production, nutrition, health, and conservation of indigenous species..Read More

Henderson Poultry


Henderson Research Station has the only poultry research unit in Zimbabwe.

The poultry unit is mandated to carry out client driven research on Broiler chickens, layers, indigenous chicken, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl, and geese.

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Henderson Services


  • Livestock Production and Nutrition
  • Breeding and Genetic Conversation
  • Pasture Forage Production
  • Fisheries
  • Pasture Conservation and Utilisation
  • Rangeland Management
  • Dairy Production
  • Farmer Training and extension

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