Plant Protection Research Institute


To contribute towards enhanced crop production and national food security through research, plant protection technologies and services in a cost effective manner.

Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) principal fields of research are:

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Entomology
  • Plant Nematology

In addition PPRI has six sub stations which are strategically located throughout the country. These are:

Bezely Bridge (Manicaland),Gokwe (Midlands),Chiredzi (Masvingo),Magunje (Mashonaland West),Muzarabani (Mashonaland Central) and Henderson ((Mashonaland Central)


Plant Pathology

Plant pathology  deals with plant diseases caused by pathogens and environmental conditions. The section aims at developing and recommending plant disease management strategies.Read More

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Plant Entomology

Is responsible for tackling insect pests related challenges and their management with major focus on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) so as to develop environmentally Read More

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Plant Nematology

Conducts research on problematic plant nematodes and their management. Current efforts are mainly focused on screening tolerant cultivars/ varieties in collaboration with other organizations Read More