About Cotton Research Institute

cotton Research Institute has been the national centre for cotton research since 1925


Association and Location

Cotton Research Institute (CRI) is a government research institution that is situated 3 km west of Kadoma town along the Golden Valley (Chakari) road. The Institute falls under the Crops Research Division of the Department of Research and Specialist Services (DR & SS) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development.



 Our Vision

To become an internationally recognized centre of excellence for cotton research & technology development



Our Mission

To provide research-based technologies which promote viable and sustainable cotton production in Zimbabwe



Our Mandate

To develop and disseminate viable, practical, and sustainable cotton production technologies that meet the needs of the cotton industry in Zimbabwe.


Our Core Values

Teamwork, Professionalism, Creativity, Motivated Staff, Integrity, Accountability, Commitment, Transparency,

Environmental Consciousness.