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List of National Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria and Their Function/Mandate

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What is Research:

Research is a systematic testing of ideas that grows out of his or her observation of natural phenomenon or event. It is also a fact finding process, it is a systematic approach toward problem solving.  It is the attempt of answering the “why” of everywhere.

LIST OF SOME NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES IN NIGERIA AND THEIR FUNCTION/MANDATE

Lake Chad Research Institute: 1960

Location: P.M.B 1293, Gamboru Road Maiduguri, Borno State

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Mandate: 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

Institute for Agricultural Research: 1924

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

Mandate: 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

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Institute of Agricultural Research and Training: 1956

Location: P.M.B 5029, Ibadan, Nigeria

Mandate: 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: 1975

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

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

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National Root Crop Research Institute: 1976

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

Mandate: 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: 1975

Location: P.M.B 5432 Idi-Ishin, Ibadan

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

Nigerian Store Product Research Institute: 1977

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

Mandate: 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: 1961

Location: P.M.B 1049 Iyanomo Benin City

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

Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria: 1964

Location: P.M.B 5244 Idi-Ayunre Ibadan

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

Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research: 1939

Location: P.M.B 1030 Benin City

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

National Animal Production Research Institute: 1977

Location: P.M.B 1096 Shika, Zaria

Mandate: Research on food animal species and forages

National Veterinary Research Institute: 1924

Location: P.M.B 01 Vom

Mandate: 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: 1968

Location: Research, P.M.B 6006 New Bussa

Mandate: 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: 1975

Location: P.M.B 12729 Victoria Island Lagos

Mandate: 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 Agricultural Extension, Research and Liaison Services: 1975

Location: Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

Mandate: Research into technology transfer and adoption studies; overall planning and development of extension liaison activities nationally; collation and evaluation of agricultural information

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