​The Tropical and Subtropical Crops Division provides sustainable and appropriate​​ technologies for production and post-harvest handling of citrus and ​subtropical crops in order to enhance food security and nutrition, global competitiveness and wealth creation by addressing national priori​ties through its research agenda and related activities.




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RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

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   ​HORTICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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   SOIL SCIENCE

The mandate crops of ARC-TSC include the following:

  • ​avocado, banana, citrus, coffee, granadilla (passion fruit), guav​a, litchi, macadamia, mango, papaya, pecan and pineapple; 

  • ginger, medicinal plants, herbs and essential oil crops; 

  • indigenous fruit crops, e.g. Sclerocarya birrea (marula), several Dovyalis spp. including Kei-apple, Engelerophytum magalismontanum (stem-fruit), Garcinia livingstonei (Lowveld mangosteen), amongst others; and 

  • exotic crops such as carambola, surinam cherry, white sapote and jaboticaba.​

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