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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Routine exercise by the Head of Tissue Culture Unit, Dr Ihuoma Okwuonu and her team at the Genetic Transformation laboratory, Biotechnology Programme, NRCRI Umudike.
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A society that understands the power of science and technology is one that will have unlimited growth. To improve our GDP, we need to adopt the right tools and agric biotechnology is the right tool. - Prof. Chiedozie Egesi @cegesi, @nrcri_umudike
#OMANg2020
#BiotechNig

Agriculture can be the backbone of Nigeria says @cegesi in interview with @CropLifeIntl featuring crop experts from around the world

https://croplife.org/news/experts-share-benefits-of-plant-science-
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Theme: NUTRITION CANNOT BE LOCKED DOWN
Date: 18th - 20th Nov, 2020
Venue: Ibom Hall, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Nigeria

@HarvestPlus_Ng @nutri_foodfair @gatesfoundation @cegesi @FmardNg @HarvestPlus @sahelconsulting @CassavaMatters

#Uyo2020

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On this #WorldScienceday, we commemorate the outstanding role of Science toward the growth and development of our great nation.
@gatesfoundation @IITA_CGIAR @FmardNg
#WorldScienceDay2020

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10 DAYS TO GO!!!

Join us at this year’s Nutritious Food Alliance hosted by the Government of Akwa Ibom State from the 18th - 20th November 2020 at Ibom Hall, Uyo/Zoom. This year’s food fair is themed “Nutrition cannot be locked down”.

Attendance is Free!!! #nutritiousfoodfair

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Outstanding presentation by Dr Joy Adiele during today's International Webinar on “Harnessing the Potential of Tropical Tuber Crops under Changing Climate”. She gave detailed lecture on "Modelling Cassava Nutrient Demand and Uptake under West African Growing Conditions"#HPTTC2020

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Routine exercise by the Head of #Tissue Culture Unit, Dr Ihuoma Okwuonu and her team at the #Genetic Transformation laboratory, Biotechnology Programme, NRCRI Umudike.
@sahelconsulting @cegesi @IITA_CGIAR @sahelconsulting @CassavaPlus @gatesfoundation @FmardNg @DanforthCenter

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#Poverty is not entirely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that disrobes a man of his self-worth and dignity.
Let us work together toward the reduction of poverty.
#endpoverty #Thinkagriculture
@FmardNg @CGIAR
#InternationalDayfortheEradicationofPoverty

On this #WorldFoodDay, we applaud the efforts of our Food Heroes, our resilient farmers who work assiduously to ensure that we have good food on our tables!
We celebrate you all!!.
@gatesfoundation @umudike_seeds @iitagoseedltd @NASC_NG
#WorldFoodDay

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Shout out to all the indomitable #rural women who play amazing roles toward ensuring #foodsecurity in Nigeria.
Congratulations to you all on this great stride.
Do not rest on your oars and keep soaring!
You are simply awesome
@gatesfoundation

#InternationalDayOfRuralWomen2020

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TELEPHONE

+234 816 898 3790

ADDRESS

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