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.
To be a Centre of Excellence for innovative and quality agricultural research for development.
To develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for high and sustainable food and industrial crop production.
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.
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).