Welcome to NRCRI

National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, started on 1st January, 1923 on a 20 hectare land, as a British Colonial Provincial Research Farm, under the Nigeria Colonial Department of Agriculture with headquarters at Moor Plantation Ibadan. Following Nigerian regionalization in 1955, it came under the Eastern Region Ministry of Agriculture that was supervised by the Director of Agriculture at Enugu. In the same year, the School of Agriculture was establishment at the same location. This complex became known as the Eastern Nigeria Agricultural Research Station in 1956.

Mandate

The national mandate of NRCRI is to research into the genetic improvement, production, processing, storage utilization and socio-economies of root and tuber crops of economic importance.

Mission

To provide the necessary environment for the production, processing and marketing of value-added products of root and tuber crops towards National food security, income generation, gainful employment and rapid industrial development.

Achievements

The Institute in collaboration with IITA, Ibadan, has substantially contributed to the National Food Security and sufficiency through research and extension activities on root and tuber crops

New Edition

NRCRI Bulletin

MAY 2021 EDITION

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MILESTONES

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Million MT of Cassava produced in Nigeria aided by NRCRI
1 +
MT Garri Contributed by NRCRI to SFR Programme
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New Hybrid Yam Varieties Released by NRCRI
10
Metric tonnes Irish Potato produced in 2012

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Nrcri_umudike1 month ago
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Welcome to the 2nd cycle of the Capacity Training programme for Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs (CSE's) for Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) Youths in 6 states across the country. The 60 participants were carefully selected from Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba States.

Declaring the event open, the Director and Project/Training, IFAD-VCDP, Dr Godwin Asumugha (ably representing the ED/CEO of the institute, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi) stated that the training will cover aspects of Good Agricultural Practices, Pests and Disease Management, Business and Enterprise Development strategies, as well as Modern Techniques and handling of cassava materials, post harvest handling, cassava seed certification and seed tracking.

He further encouraged participants to make judicious use of their stay and put to use all they will be taught in their various agricultural endeavours.
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This will enable them to identify viral diseases using the Nuru app(AI) and notify the Emergency Operations Center.
Other presentations were the
■Overview of @WAVE_Programme and status of Cassava Viral Diseases in Nigeria by Dr I.U Mohammed
■Demo of the Plant Village Nuru App

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Dr Chukwuemeka Nkere, @WAVE_Programme country coordinator SE/SS zones said that the purpose of the #sensitisation and #advocacy workshop is to engage farmers and stakeholders in the #ParticipatorySurveillance of Cassava🌿 Viral Diseases as they are the frontliners. @nrcri_umudike

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@WAVE_Programme ADVOCACY AND SENSITIZATION MEETING ON CASSAVA VIRAL DISEASE MANAGEMENT THROUGH PARTICIPATORY SURVEILLANCE HELD @BIOTECH_NRCRI CONFERENCE HALL, @nrcri_umudike ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.

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The FGN/IFAD/VCDP Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs' training will boost food security, alleviate poverty and provide employment for the youths... Saikat Ganguly (Head of Corporate Affairs, Golden Guinea Breweries plc)@nrcri_umudike @IFAD @BIOTECH_NRCRI @Agricissexy @sciencestories2

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2nd cycle of the Capacity Training programme for Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs (#CSE's) for Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) Youths in 6 states. The 60 participants were selected from Anambra, Benue, Ebonyi, Niger, Ogun and Taraba States.
@IFAD @nrcri_umudike @GAsumugha

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300 level students from the Biotechnology Department @aefunai, Ebonyi state visits @nrcri_umudike on a field trip/industrial visit.

@ujusam2 @OFABnigeria @BIOTECH_NRCRI

Ongoing Seminar presentation @nrcri_umudike by Dr Joy Adiele on the "Agronomic Efficiency and Nutrient Recovery from fertilizers by Cassava"
@NASC_NG @FmardNg @IITA_CGIAR @OFABnigeria @cegesi

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https://guardian.ng/features/researchers-suggest-ways-to-food-security-national-development/
@OFABnigeria @nrcri_umudike @cegesi @umudike_seeds @FmardNg @BIOTECH_NRCRI @OWSD_Umudike @Mouau_EDU @IITA_CGIAR @iitagoseedltd @CassavaPlus

The Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria(BSN), South-east Zone specially invites you to her 2nd Symposium with the theme "Biotechnology for National Development, Economic Empowerment & Food/Nutrition Security"
@cegesi @sahelconsulting @NASC_NG @OFABnigeria @jamesplegg
#BSNUmudike2021

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