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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.


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.


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.


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

IITA-NRCRI Policy Brief

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NRCRI Bulletin




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



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Good news for Cassava farmers in #Nigeria🇳🇬 🇳🇬

#GeneEditing technology can be used to alter the gene(s) responsible for the #postharvest (PPD) losses you face.

By extending the shelf life of cassava, more food is produced and more income💰💸💵 generated.

#GeneEditing rock🎶🎻

🌞A Message of Hope💪

Hope is such and important thing for the @ScienceAlly: the hope to find opportunities for young people, battle #climatechange and be able to feed the future.

With hope, you can unlock #innovations- @SheilaAfrica


Exhibition Galore for NRCRI production technologies & Value Added Products in Jos #Nigeria🥞🍪🍹🍞.

NRCRI booth was the cynosure of all eyes💕🤳

Have you had a taste of our Orange Fleshed Sweet potato drink?

The Executive Secretary #ARCN Prof Garba Sharubutu couldn’t resist it

NRCRI Exhibition Stand looking all "yummy" with post harvest products of #Root and #Tuber crops at the Ongoing National Council on #Agriculture & Rural Development (NCARD) holding in Jos, #Nigeria 13 - 16 September, 2022.

👏Kudos to
■ Dr Rachel Omodamiro
■ Dr Adanma Amaefula


Thanks Hon Munir Baba Dan-Agundi, Chair @HouseNGR Committee on Agriculture Colleges & Institutions for joining us @NextGenCassava annual meeting at #Abuja. You commended @nrcri_umudike for great work being done in developing improved #cassava varieties in #Nigeria. @IITA_CGIAR

Our annual meeting is getting underway in Abuja. Agenda and links to presentations are here:
Hosting with @IITA_CGIAR and @nrcri_umudike
#NextGenCassava22 #cassava

In Nigeria, the National Centre for Genetic Resources & Biotechnology @nacgrab oversees release of crop varieties. 723 varieties released to date. In last 5 years, 10 #cassava 8 #yam 2 #potato, but no #sweetpotato & #banana yet, reports Ibudun Adetiloye in Seed Equal NG🇮🇹 meeting


Three greats of the #cassava world 🌿🌍- Prof Sanni & Chief Dixon from IITA & Dr Asumugha meet at NRCRI to strengthen collaboration in the BASICS-II project. More #cassava seed system progress coming soon in #Nigeria


👉Did you know that as an alternative to the use of sensory organs👅👃👀 a #Texture Analyser can accurately quantify or measure the intuitive qualities of gari and other range of food products?
@sahelconsulting @jamesplegg @cegesi @LoraForsythe @umudike_seeds @IITA_CGIAR @NASC_NG

#Agriculture 🌿🌱has the capacity to catapult Nigeria from where we are, to where we ought to be. @tessy_ugo

@IITA_CGIAR @jamesplegg @sahelconsulting @FmardNg
@umudike_seeds @TessyUgoMadu1 @cegesi

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