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THE DIRECTOR AND SCIENTISTS OF CSIR-CRI WINS NATIONAL SCIENTIST AWARDS FOR 2011

Dr. Hans Adu-Dapaah, Director of CSIR-Crops Research Institute, and two other scientists of the Institute have won various awards at a ceremony organized as part of the first National Science Congress held at the Accra International Conference Centre from 2nd – 5th August, 2011.

Dr. Adu-Dapaah won the National Best Scientist Award. The prize for the award included a

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INTRODUCTION
The CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) was established in 1964 and is one of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana.

VISION
To be a Centre of Excellence for innovative and quality agricultural research for development.

MISSION
To develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for high and sustainable food and industrial crop production.

GOALS
The goals of CSIR-CRI are to:
. Develop and disseminate appropriate technologies that are demand driven and acceptable to   end users.
. Promote and strengthen strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders to enhance the generation of solutions to challenges in agricultural research,technology development and transfer.
. Improve institutional capability to undertake effective research and service delivery to enhance agricultural productivity.
. Enhance research and technology delivery through efficient mobilization and management and operating procedures and systems as a means of ensuring efficiency in research delivery.

MANDATE
The research mandate of CSIR-CRI covers the following food and industrial crops:
. Cereals (maize and rice)
. Legumes (cowpea, soybean, groundnut and Bambara groundnut)
. Roots and tubers (cassava, yam, sweet potato and cocoyam)
. Horticultural crops  
-Plantain and banana
- Tropical fruits (citrus, mango, avocado, pineapple, cashew and pawpaw)
- Vegetables (pepper, garden eggs, tomato, onion and leafy vegetables)
. Industrial crops (rubber, sugar cane and tobacco).