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

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We are delighted to share the latest Nrcri Umudike Bulletin.

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NRCRI: RESEARCH TODAY...TOMORROW'S WEALTH

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The Vice Chancellor (VC) of @Mouau_EDU, Prof. M.O Iwe was @nrcri_umudike for a courtesy visit to the ED/CEO of the institute, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi and also to harness the synergy between the 2 institutions towards greater achievements.@IITA_CGIAR @FmardNg @sahelconsulting

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The summit is live with engaging presentations and impactful discussions on how to tackle the challenges within the #cassava seed sector.
Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S9g_RcYStI
@easylateef @IITA_CGIAR @CassavaMatters @nrcri_umudike @NextGenCassava @Cassavaweedmgt
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NPBA bids to host APBA 2023

Prof. Chiedozie Egesi, The President of the Nigerian Plant Breeders Association (NPBA) yesterday presented Nigeria’s pitch to host the next Africa Plant Breeders Association (APBA) Conference in 2023 at Abuja. @cegesi @NASC_NG
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aCU1MR8NcZfZ3HHIPmU3-qAusmycEA63/view

Connect with us virtually at The Cassava Summit; watch the presentations and discussions live.
Click to register and learn more >>> https://pindfoundation.org/national-cassava-summit-catalysing-and-scaling-private-sector-led-cassava-seed-development-in-nigeria

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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TELEPHONE

+234 816 898 3790

ADDRESS

Km 8 Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Road P.M.B 7006 Umuahia Abia State Nigeria

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Disclaimer!

The attention of the Institute’s management has been drawn to a false information making rounds in the Social media and internet that our Institute – National Root Crops Research Institute has placed advert for recruitment of new staff. The public is hereby informed to please disregard the said advert as no recruitment is being planned for now.
Signed
Executive Director
NRCRI, Umudike
Abia State