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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.

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

In This Issue:

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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
1
New Hybrid Yam Varieties Released by NRCRI
10
Metric tonnes Irish Potato produced in 2012

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Nrcri_umudike4 weeks ago
The Director General/CEO of National Agricultural Seeds Council(NASC), Dr Philip Olusegun Ojo, paid a working visit to BASICS-II project team here in NRCRI Umudike.

During his guided tour to the laboratories and farms, Dr Ojo praised the Principal Investigator(P.I) of BASICS-II Project, Dr Joseph Onyeka and team for working assiduously towards ensuring that the objectives of the project are achieved. He described Umudike seeds, which is a spin-off seed company of BASICS-II project as “a prayer answered”.

In his response, the ED/CEO of NRCRI, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi reiterated that NRCRI Umudike will do her best to nurture and backstop Umudike seeds company.

Also present during the occasion were Dr O.N Eke-okoro, Prof Chiedozie Egesi, Dr Joseph Onyeka, Dr Tessy Madu, Dr Mark Tokula, Dr Ihuoma Okwuonu and Dr Chukwuemeka Nkere.

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Nrcri_umudike2 months ago
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@iitagoseedltd and Umudike Seeds are Scaling up commercial #cassava seed production in #Nigeria. In 2021 GoSeed already have orders for 200,000 bundles, working together with outgrowers in 11 states. All aiming to boost the cassava sub-sector in Nigeria

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A documentary on "THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF NRCRI IN ROOT AND TUBER CROPS"👇

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The Director General/CEO @NASC_NG, Dr Philip Olusegun Ojo, paid a working visit to #BASICS-II project team here in @nrcri_umudike.1/4

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In the past few years, @Nextgencassava breeding has been able to 

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