The PIB undertakes research in the fields of nutrition, breeding and production. The research is mainly applied and is aimed at finding solutions to the problems that Zimbabwean pig producers will be facing. Due to resource constraints most of the research is done in collaboration with other research institutions and companies in Zimbabwe. Two research projects were done in collaboration with the University of Zimbabwe from 2013 to 2014. One of the studies involved assessing the meat consumption patterns in urban and rural Zimbabwe. The other study was on mitigating the occurrence and the effects of undersized piglets in a litter.