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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

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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Nrcri_umudike2 weeks ago
The Executive Director of the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) Umudike, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi lauds the activities of Umudike Seeds, a company after his own heart, driving his most cherished vision of Cassava industrialization in Nigeria.

#CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed #Cassava
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Nrcri_umudike2 weeks ago
The BASICS-II Project Manager-Prof Sanni Lateef paid a 2-day fact finding visit to @nrcri_umudike to monitor BASICS-II Project activities.
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#Farmers played huge role with the brand names.

TMS-070593 now known as “SUNSHINE” – Biofortified Variety.
TMS-980581 now “DIXON”
TMS-980505 now “Fine Face”
TMS-961632 now “FARMER’S PRIDE”
CR36-5 now “AYAYA”
@CassavaMatters @umudike_seeds
#CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed #Cassava

(IITA)CassavaMatters@CassavaMatters

"The process of choosing the names included #Farmers farmers, seed producers, processors, etc", @cegesi says. "Farmers chose the names according to how they felt about them" - @iitagoseedltd 2

We understand that most of the names of #cassava varieties aside TME 419 are not known & easy to remember. We have therefore decided to rename them with marketable names.

Join us tomorrow for the #virtual cassava varieties renaming event and to engage with the cassava breeders.

Field visit with BASICS-II Project Manager, Prof. Lateef Sanni, the @nrcri_umudike BASICS-II P.I, Dr. Joseph Onyeka, alongside Prof. Chiedozie Egesi, Dr. Godwin Asumugha, Dr. Tessy Madu, Dr. Mark Tokula, Dr Justin Ewuziem, Dr Helen Anyaegbunam and Lilian Onyegbulam
#CassavaBASICS

Heralding the Cassava Seed heroes, the Seed Enterprenuers Network (SEN) Abia State chapter for their commitment towards scaling out Cassava seed commercialization. Prof Sanni had a lunch meeting with them which culminated into fact-finding field visits #CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed

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The ED @nrcri_umudike Prof Ukpabi lauds the activities of @umudike_seeds, A company after his own heart, driving his most cherished vision of Cassava industrialization in Nigeria during a courtesy visit by BASICS-II Project Manager- Prof Lateef Sanni
#CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed

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From humble beginnings and against all Odds- @umudike_seeds is standing tall and ready to pride the Institute as the Nation’s Hub of Cassava value chain from production to industrialization - Prof. Sanni remarks
@FmardNg @iitagoseedltd
#CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed #Cassava

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The BASICS-II Project Manager-Prof Sanni Lateef paid a 2-day fact finding visit to @nrcri_umudike to monitor BASICS-II Project activities.
@easylateef @cegesi @FmardNg @NASC_NG @iitagoseedltd @IITA_CGIAR @umudike_seeds @sahelconsulting

#CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed #Cassava

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Great news...African seed system gets a boost with purchase of 18-ton trucks to ease quality seed delivery to farmers.

https://www.iita.org/news-item/african-seed-system-gets-a-boost-with-purchase-of-18-ton-trucks-to-ease-quality-seed-delivery-to-farmers/
#CassavaBASICS #CassavaSeed #Cassava
@sahelconsulting @iitagoseedltd @umudike_seeds @FmardNg @IITA_CGIAR @TessyUgoMadu1 @NASC_NG

Earlier today...the Executive Director of @nrcri_umudike, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi alongside Prof @cegesi and Dr Joseph Onyeka participated in the inaugural meeting of the newly reconstituted Governing Board of the @umudike_seeds
@sahelconsulting @FmardNg @iitagoseedltd

The ED/CEO of @nrcri_umudike, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi commends the efforts of NRCRI Research Scientists
at ensuring that the laboratories and farms in the Institute were in good state.@FmardNg @CGIAR @RTB_CGIAR @NASC_NG @sahelconsulting @farmerscornerng @yemiolojede

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