Develop sugarcane varieties that are adaptable to both wet and dry land with focus on increased yield and recoveries. The variety has to be such that it is amenable for mechanized planting, cultivation and harvesting. Another aim is to widen the genetic base of sugarcanes by using wild species such as Erianthus and Sclerostachya for wider adaptation and and resistant to pests and diseases.

Prioritize research by establishing laboratories for soil analysis, cane analysis, breeding, bio control of pests and molecular biology (for marker aided selection and cytogenic analysis).

Develop biological material to control insects, pests, diseases and nematodes through the use of parasitoids and distillery effluents and neemazol.


Provide training pertaining to all aspects of sugarcane cropping such as, types of soils for growth, varieties of sugarcanes, various agronomic practices, analytical systems, extensions, farmer training as well as data management.


Administrative and management training on planning and execution of long term and short term plans; importance of communication, the structure of management and the flow of information;  training  in decision making, problem solving, and potential problem analysis and budgeting with specific focus on R&D.