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

In This Issue:

Partners

MILESTONES

1 +
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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Lecture by the Plenary Speaker, Dr Nnaemeka Ndodo on "SARS-CoV2 sequencing in Nigeria: NRL Experience".
Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology, Nigeria

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@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"
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This beautifully sketched painting was presented by Mr Ebere Timothy Chinaza to celebrate the ED/CEO @nrcri_umudike, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi on his birthday.
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A Very Happy Birthday to the ED/CEO @nrcri_umudike, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi. Thank you for your life of service and exemplary leadership. God bless you sir. Amen
@IITA_CGIAR @sahelconsulting @medadotorg @OFABnigeria @BiosafetyNig @FmardNg @NASC_NG @umudike_seeds @SmcAfri

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
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Thank you @cegesi, Program Lead, @NextGenCassava for the admirable knowledge and information shared during your presentation on "New Cassava Varieties, Product Profiling, and Implications for the Cassava Industry"
@IITA_CGIAR @iitagoseedltd @NASC_NG @CassavaMatters @nrcri_umudike

Prof. Chiedozie Egesi: @IITA_CGIAR & @nrcri_umudike released 5 cassava varieties in #Nigeria in 2020... These varieties are high yielding, possess stable dry matter, and are excellent for flour & starch production...

The research institutes (IITA and NCRI) released 5 cassava varieties in Nigeria (2020) which represent ​3 cassava product profiles and serves as the first products in Africa. - Prof. @cegesi of @NextGenCassava and @nrcri_umudike.
#cassavaseedbusinesssummit2021

We are delighted that this summit is holding to mobilize capital and Human resources to ensure timely adequate and profitable interventions in the #Cassava Value Chain- Joseph Onyeka of @nrcri_umudike.
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