NYANYA Outstation

Nyanya outstation, located in Abuja, Nigeria, plays a crucial role in the agricultural research landscape of the country. It is an integral part of the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), which is headquartered in Umuahia, Abia State. The NRCRI’s mission is centered around the research and development of root and tuber crops, aiming at the genetic improvement, production, processing, storage, utilization, and socio-economic aspects of these crops. Nyanya outstation, under the leadership of Dr J.E. Ewuziem, focuses on advancing research in ginger, among other crops, and has made significant strides in developing new varieties of ginger tailored to the Nigerian climate and soil conditions.

The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) has a long history, having been established in 1923. Over the years, it has dedicated itself to enhancing food security through the research and development of root and tuber crops, which are vital to the Nigerian diet and economy. The institute operates several outstations across Nigeria, including Nyanya, to ensure that its research and developments are well-distributed and impactful across different agricultural zones of the country. These outstations play a critical role in the NRCRI’s efforts to achieve its goals of improving crop yields, developing disease-resistant and climate-adaptable crop varieties, and enhancing the livelihoods of farmers and communities across Nigeria

Nyanya outstation’s focus on ginger research is particularly noteworthy. Ginger is a crop with a narrow genetic base in Nigeria, and the development of new varieties is essential for enhancing its production and economic value. The outstation’s work in this area not only contributes to the diversification and improvement of ginger varieties available to Nigerian farmers but also supports the broader objectives of the NRCRI in promoting agricultural innovation and sustainability

Dr J.E. Ewuziem
Head of Station