MARO Outstation

Maro outstation, located in Kaduna State, Nigeria, is part of a broader initiative under the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) based in Umuahia, Abia State. The NRCRI is dedicated to enhancing the productivity and sustainability of vital root crops such as cassava, yams, sweet potatoes, and ginger. This is achieved through research into genetic improvement, production, processing, storage, and the overall economic utilization of these crops. The institute’s mandate encompasses a wide range of activities aimed at improving the livelihoods of farmers and stakeholders within the agricultural sector, focusing on crops that play a crucial role in Nigeria’s food security and economy.

Maro works towards fulfilling the NRCRI’s mandate. This outstation conduct localized research and development projects that are critical for addressing the unique agricultural challenges and opportunities within their respective regions. They play a pivotal role in transferring technology and innovations from the research phase to practical applications, ensuring that advancements in root crop research directly benefit local communities and farmers.

The National Root Crops Research Institute’s efforts, including the work done by its outstations, are crucial for enhancing crop yields, developing disease-resistant crop varieties, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. These initiatives not only contribute to food security but also support economic development by increasing farmers’ incomes and providing raw materials for agro-based industries.

Dr Ali Saleh
Head of Station