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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
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👉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

The Management and Staff of @nrcri_umudike invites you to a 2 day Annual Research Review and Planning Workshop.

Theme: Upscaling Research on Root and Tuber Crops for Enhanced Food Security and Economic Empowerment.

Date: 13th - 14th July, 2022


NextGen Webinar: #Cassava Brown Streak Disease Breeding and Pre-Breeding for Africa #cbsd Pre-emptive breeding for West Africa, Chukwuka Ano, Makerere University @Makerere, NRCRI @nrcri_umudike https://youtu.be/--iStcFn_9w

The labour of our heroes past, shall never be in vain.

Happy Democracy Day Nigeria.

#Democracyday #June12
@FmardNg @FMoCDENigeria

Our dear children,
May your smiles continue to light up the world💑
May you continue to strive for excellence despite your learning under harsh conditions.👫
The future is brighter. 🙌
This is wishing you a happy Children's Day celebration.
With love from @Nrcri_Umudike

Jubilant atmosphere today as Dr G.N Asumugha assumes office as the Acting Executive Director @nrcri_umudike.

Dr Asumugha until this day was the Director, Inter-Dept Agric Economics/Agribusiness Studies in the institute.

Hearty congratulations sir.
@FmardNg @sahelconsulting


Join us at the Cassava Seed Business Summit on May 27, 2021 as we discuss “Financing and Insurance Opportunities for the Sustainable Growth of the Cassava Seed System.
Go to http://sahelconsult.com/csb to register for free.
@CatholicRelief @IITA_CGIAR @iitagoseedltd @nrcri_umudike

The training Coordinator for BASICS-II project @nrcri_umudike, Dr Godwin Asumugha has enjoined Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs in S.S and S.E Nigeria to ensure that their farms meet all @NASC_NG requirements to avoid being sanctioned. @CassavaMatters
@FmardNg @gatesfoundation #CASSAVA


Taro leaf blight (TLB) attacks the leaves of taro, which has historically reduced taro yields by up to 50% and leaf yield losses of up to 95%. Researchers in #Nigeria are on a mission to upend TLB epidemics across West Africa. Learn how 👇 @nrcri_umudike https://ilci.cornell.edu/2022/02/21/new-initiative-to-confront-taro-leaf-blight-in-nigeria/

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