Welcome to ARET

Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET) is Malawi’s premier institution in tobacco research and technology dissemination. It is primarily concerned with development and dissemination of tobacco technologies, as its activities are sanctioned and funded by tobacco growers. ARET interacts with tobacco farmers and the farming business community in general in and through the following areas:

Technology Research
Extension Services
Advisory Service
Seed and seedling sales and information dissemination through special news and events
Meetings & outreach seminars,
On-farm farmer training courses and formal farmer training courses


ARET has five departments namely

  • Research Services
  • Extension Services
  • Finance and Administration
  • Investment and Business Development