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The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria dedicates itself to achieving 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

The Council

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary

Prof. Baba Yusuf Abubakar was born on 7th February, 1955 in Gombe, Nigeria. He graduated in 1977 with a B…

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision & Mission

To reduce poverty and increase food security by contributing to the establishment of sustainable agricultural…

Research Institutes

Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN)

Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN)

Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) was established in Ibadan, Oyo State on 1st December, 1964 as a successor autonomous research organization to the Nigerian Substation of the defunct West…

Nigerian Institute for Oil-Palm Research

Nigerian Institute for Oil-Palm Research

Research into the genetic improvement, production and processing of oil palm, raphia date, coconut and ornamental palms…

Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN)

Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN)

Research into the genetic improvement, production and processing of rubber and other latex producing plants…

National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)

National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)

The first panzootic of Rinderpest in West Africa which occurred between 1885 and 1890, led to the deaths of over 90% of the cattle population. The second wave of the…

Nig. Institute for Oceanography & Marine Research (NIOMR)

Nig. Institute for Oceanography & Marine Research (NIOMR)

The Nigerian institute for oceanography & marine research (NIOMR) was established in November 1975 by the research institutes establishment order of 1975. The institute is presently located on Wilmot point…

National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)

National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)

he National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan started as The National Fruit and vegetable Research and Development Centre (NFVRDC) with the assistance of UNDP/FAO Project NIR/72/007…

Lake Chad Research Institute

Lake Chad Research Institute

Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI) was established by the Research Institutes (establishment Act) Order, 1975. However, the Institutes actual physical existence began with the location of its headquarters at Maiduguri…

Nat. Inst. for Fresh-Water Fisheries Research (NFFR)

Nat. Inst. for Fresh-Water Fisheries Research (NFFR)

The National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research, New Bussa, formerly known as Kainji Lake Research Project, was set up in 1968 by the Federal Government of Nigeria with assistance from…

Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI)

Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI)

Nigerian Stored Products Research Institutes (NSPRI) was established in 1954 to conduct research in all aspects of post harvest handling of agricultural crops and their products, pesticide development…

National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI)

National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI)

The National Cereals Research Institute is the oldest Research Institute in the Country. It was originally founded by the Lagos Colonial Protectorate Administration of Governor Alfred Moloney in 1898…

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