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Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute


  • 22 Coca Cola Road
  • Mikocheni B
  • Kinondoni District
  • Dar es Salaam

MARI aspires to attain excellence in tree crops and plant biotechnology research and development (R&D) in order to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction, socio-economic development and environment management in the coastal belt. The Institute develops and disseminates demand driven technology through stakeholder participation, improving the livelihoods of farmers.

MARI is the executing agency of the National Coconut Development Programme (NCDP), and its head office is established in the premises of the NCDP at Mikocheni Compound in Dar es Salaam. Research also takes place at two sub-stations, Chambezi and Mkuranga, and two trial sites, Kifumangao and Tereni on Mafia Island.