NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES


LIST OF NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES IN NIGERIA

NAME OF RESEARCH INSTITUTE YEAR ESTABLISHED FORMAL MANDATE
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001,
Oyo State, Nigeria.

http://www.iita.org

       1967  

To enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).
R4D model addresses major development problems in Africa rather than simply contributing to scientific knowledge. It has proven to be an effective mechanism for agricultural research development.

Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR)

P.M.B 1044 Ahmadu Bello University. Samaru Zaria.

http://www.iar.abu.edu.ng

       1924  

Genetic improvement and development of production and utilization technologies for sorghum, maize, cowpea, groundnut, Cotton, sunflower, and the improvement of the productivity of the entire crop-based farming system in the North West Zone of Nigeria.

Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T)

P.M.B 5029, Ibadan, Nigeria.

http://www.iart-ngonline.org

      1956  

Soil and water management research, genetic improvement of kenaf and jute, and improvement of the productivity of the entire farming system of the South West Zone.

National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI)

P.M.B 8 Badeggi, Bida, Niger State.

       1975  

Genetic improvement and production of rice, soybean, benniseed, sugarcane and improvement of productivity of entire farming system of the Central Zone.

National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI)

P.M.B 7006, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State.

http://www.nrcri.gov.ng

      1976  

Genetic improvement of cassava, yam, cocoyam, Irish potato, sweet potato, and ginger and overall research in improvement of farming system of the South East Zone.

National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)

P.M.B 5432 Idi-Ishin, Ibadan, Oyo State.

    1975  

Research into genetic improvement, production, processing and utilization of fruits and vegetables, as well as ornamental plants.

Nigerian Stored Product Research Institute (NSPRI)

P.M.B 1489 km 3, Asa Dam Road, Ilorin Kwara State.

http://www.nspri-ng.org

     1977  

Research into improvement of major food and industrial crops and studies on stored product pest and diseases, pesticides formulation and residue analysis.

Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN)

P.M.B 1049, Iyanomo Benin City, Edo State.

      1961  

Research into genetic improvement, production and processing of rubber and other lather producing plants.

 

Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN)

P.M.B 5244 Idi-Ayunre, Ibadan, Oyo State.

http://www.crin-ng.org

      1964  

Genetic improvement, production and local utilization research on cocoa, cashew, kola, coffee and tea.

 

Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR)

P.M.B 1030 Benin City, Edo State.

http://www.nifor.gov.ng

     1939  

Research into genetic improvement , production and processing of oil, coconut, date, raphia and ornamental palms.

 

National Animal Production Research Institute(NAPRI)

P.M.B 1096 Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State.

      1977  

Research on food animal species and forages.

 

National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)

P.M.B 01 Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria.

http://www.nvri.gov.ng

      1924  

Research into all aspects of animal diseases, their treatment and control, as well as development and production of animal vaccines and sera.

 

National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research (NIFFR)

P.M.B 6006 New Bussa, Niger State.

       1968  

Research into all freshwater fisheries, and long term effects of man-made lakes on ecology and environment throughout the country.

 

Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR).

P.M.B 12729, Victoria Island, Lagos.

http://www.niomr.gov.ng

       1975  

Research into the resources and physical characteristics of Nigerian territorial waters and the high seas beyond; genetic improvement, production and processing of brackish water and marine fisheries.

National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI),

KM 8, Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene Road, Umudike PMB 7006, Umuahia, Abia State 440001, Nigeria.

http://www.nrcri.gov.ng/

       1923  

 

The Institute is structured into divisions for efficient and effective management. These include Root Crops Research (RCR), Tuber Crops Research (TCR), Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME), Biotechnology and Product Development, Farming Systems Research & Extension (FSRE), Information and documentation (I & D), Administration, Finance and Accounts, Engineering Maintenance and Estate Management.

 

Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI) P.M.B 1293, Gamboru Road Maiduguri, Borno State.

http://www.lcresmaid.org

       1960  

 

Genetic improvement and development of production technologies for wheat, millet, and barley; the improvement of the productivity of the entire farming system in the North Eastern Zone.

Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)

P.M.B 5054 Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill Ibadan, Oyo State. http://www.frin.gov.ng

       1954 The Institute is mandated to conduct research on the following:

Conservation and improvement of genetic resources of forest trees and eco-system for economic development.
Improvement of silvicultural practices relating to forest trees of economic importance.
Mechanization and improvement of methods of cultivating, harvesting and processing of forest trees of economic importance.
Improvement of the utilization of forest products and wood residues.
Study of the ecology of pests and diseases of forest trees and their control.
Development of agroforestry systems for the integration of forest trees of economic importance into farming systems in different ecological zones of Nigeria.
Wildlife management and production.
The socio-economic importance of forestry in the Nigerian economy.
Forestry education and training.
Forestry extension and dissemination.
Sericulture.
Any other problem relating to forestry flora and Fauna.

National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS).

http://naerls.gov.ng/

       1975  

 

The Institute is responsible for development, collation, evaluation and dissemination of proven agricultural innovations and to research on extension methodologies and policy. The extension and research activities of the Institute take into account the long-term ecological, economic and social consequences of changes in rural life and linkages. These activities are conducted in partnership with the NARIs and international collaborators.

Unilorin Sugar Research Institute (USRI)

P.M.B 1515
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

 

 

The institute conducts research into problems associated with sugarcane cultivation, processing and utilization, including the utilization of by-products, disseminating results obtained from these studies to the sugar companies and other relevant bodies within and outside the country.

Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)

No 17, Aguiyi-Ironsi Street Maitama District Abuja, Nigeria.

http://www.rmrdc.gov.ng

      1987  

 

To Provide information which would enable government formulate appropriate policies for domestic raw materials exploitation, development, utilisation and investment.

Reduce the dependence and expenditure on raw material imports; conserve foreign, increase productivity, increase capacity utilisation, sustainable industrial growth and development.

Serve the interests of the private sector by facilitating the sourcing, development, and utilisation of domestic raw materials in manufacturing.

National Water Resources Institute (NWRI)

Mando Road, P.M.B. 2309, Kaduna, Nigeria.

http://www.niwrmc.gov.ng

       1979  

 

 

The mandates of NWRI as specified in its enabling decree are, among others:
to advise the Minister on national water resources training needs and priorities.
Perform engineering research functions related to such major water resources projects as may be required for flood control, regulation, reclamation, drainage, irrigation, domestic and industrial water supply, sewage and treatment.
Promote the establishment of a uniform national water resources data collection system relating to surface and subsurface water resources.
Provide for the training of engineers, technicians on short courses and formulate programme of work in the field of water resources
Establish and maintain a water resource library and documentation centre and a conference Centre.
Promote cooperation in water resources development with similar bodies within and outside the country and with international bodies connected with water management and operations.

 

Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)
Works & Services Building,
FIIRO compound,
P.O. Box 2, NITEL Training Centre,
Oshodi, Lagos,Nigeria.

http://www.nifst.org

       1976 Non-Profit Making Body representing Food Professionals drawn from the Academia, Industry, Government and Research Institutes in Nigeria
National Centre for Agriculture Mechanization (NCAM).

KM. 20, Ilorin-Lokoja Highway, Idofian,
P.M.B. 1525, Ilorin,
Kwara State.

http://www.ncam-ng.org

 

 

Conduct research and development into home grown farm equipment and farm machinery systems;

Carry   out   standardization,   testing   and   certification   of   both   the indigenously  produced  and  imported  farm  machinery  technologies,  in collaboration with the standard Organization of Nigeria;

Impart  need based  trainings  to  agricultural  engineering  professionals, farm machinery manufacturers etc.

National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB)

Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

http://www.nacgrab.gov.ng

      1987  

 

Established to conduct research, gather data and disseminate technological information on matters relating to genetic resources conservation, utilization and biotechnology applications. The Centre, backed by Decree 33 of 1987 regulates the seed, livestock and fisheries industries through its Varietal Release Committees.

 

Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)

Agricultural Research House, Plot 223D, Cadastral Zone B6 Mabushi, P.M.B. 5026 Abuja Nigeria.

http://www.arcnigeria.org

      1999  

 

Established to achieve significant improvements in agricultural productivity, marketing and competitiveness by generating appropriate technologies and policy options, promoting innovation, establishing a knowledge management capacity and strengthening the agricultural research system.

Agricultural Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)

Km. 18, Ilorin – Lokoja Highway, P. M. B. 1343,
Ilorin, Kwara State,Nigeria.

http://www.armti.org

      1980  

 

The main objectives of ARMTI are to:-
•     Provide management training;
•     Provide consultancy and advisory services;
•     Conduct applied management research, special and diagnostic studies;
•     Disseminate agricultural and rural information; and
•     Contribute to policy development which would enhance better managememt of the agricultural and rural sector in Nigeria.

Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR)

No1, Surame Road Ungwan Rimi G.R.A PMB 2077
Kaduna,Nigeria.

http://www.nitr.gov.ng

       1947  

 

To conduct research and development for the control and eradication of Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis in all the geo-ecological zones of Nigeria in order to promote food security, rural development, improve human and animal health and facilitate sustainable agriculture practice through optimum land use.

Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)

3, FIIRO Road, Near Cappa Bus Stop, Off Agege Motor road, Oshodi, P.M.B 21023, Ikeja, Lagos.

http://www.fiiro.org

       1956  

 

To assist in accelerating the industrialization of the Nigerian economy through finding utilization for the country’s raw materials and upgrading indigenous production technologies specifically to:-

Identifing & Characterizing local raw materials for use in industries
Develop appropriate technologies; upgrading indigenous technologies in the area of food and agro-allied processing and in various non-food us
Develop Pilot scale operations
Assists in the transfer, adaptation and utilization of these technologies by local enterprises
Undertake economic evaluation of Projects and consultancy services