Our Mandate

CRI has a broad research mandate covering all food and industrial crops. These include maize, rice, Cowpea, soybean and groundnut. Others are Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Sweetpotato, Vegetables and Fruit crops, plantain and bananas.

Mission

Develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods.

Vision

To become a Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, Innovation  and Capacity Building for Development.

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH: CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE ENGAGES FARMERS AND INDUSTRY PLAYERS

The CSIR-Crops Research Institute has engaged stakeholders in agricultural research to emphasize the need for local support towards agriculture. At its recently held “Open Day 2018” which came off on Tuesday, 24th July, 2018, the Director of CSIR-CRI, Dr. Stella Ama Ennin, bemoaned the lack of local funding for research. She revealed that most research projects engaged in by the Institute are funded by foreign donors in countries such as Canada, USA among others who most often have a specific interest.

She indicated that, research into the recent invasion of Fall Army Worms (FAWs) in most parts of the country has not received much support from local stakeholders. This, she said has led to the lack of adequate research into breeding crop varieties resistant to the phenomenon.
“This Fall Army Worm menace is our problem. It is not a Canadian or American problem. We shouldn’t sit and wait for the Government of Canada or America to come solve it for us. It might take forever”, she said.

WORKSHOP ON IMPROVED POSTHARVEST HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR GHANA’S TOMATO INDUSTRY

A workshop was held at CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua Station, on 20th September 2017 to disseminate improved handling technologies for Ghana’s tomato industry. Key stakeholders involved were Farmers, Agricultural Extension staff, Traders and Transporters. Participants were drawn from three (3) districts within Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions (Akomadan, Agogo and Atebubu). The workshop was organized under the auspices of the Korea Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI) Horticulture Postharvest Project.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF CSIR COUNCIL VISITS CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The newly appointed Executive Chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Professor Robert Kingsford Adaboh on Wednesday, 17th January, 2018 visited the CSIR-Crop Research Institute at Fumesua. Accompanying him was the Director General of the Council, Professor Victor Kwame Agyeman and the Administrative Director, Mr. Adam Issahaku. The purpose of the visit was to officially introduce the newly appointed Executive Chairman to staff of the

CSIR-CRI SCIENTIST WINS BEST NATIONAL PARTNER PRESENTATION AWARD

Dr. (Mrs.) Priscilla Francisco Ribeiro, a research scientist with the CSIR-Crops Research Institute received the best national partner presenter award after she gave a presentation on behalf of Ghana’s Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) team on the occasion of the annual STMA project meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe.
As the national coordinator for the STMA project, Dr. Ribeiro’s speech highlighted progress of major activities

AFRICAN SCIENTIFIC RENAISSANCE DAY CELEBRATION

Fall Army Worm invasion: Crops Research decries lack of support

Director of CSIR-CRI. Dr. Stella A. EnninThe Crops Research Institute is decrying lack of government support in fighting the Fall Armyworm invasion.

Director of the Institute, Dr. Stella A. Ennin, says the support received by the Institute is channeled into the screening of insecticides developed in other countries. Speaking at the Africa Scientific Renaissance day in Kumasi, she said research into breeding maize plants which are resistant to the pest will be a lasting solution.

 

CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE SUPPORTS YAM GROWERS

One major constraint to yam production in Ghana is the availability of quality seeds to farmers. To mitigate this situation, the CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) has through its CAY SEED projects signed an agreement with six yam seed growers to establish seed yam multiplication centres.

These growers; Heritage Seed (Tamale), Fosuah Food Chain (Accra), Baba Agro (Atebubu), Savanna Yam Exchange (Accra), Naa Seini Enterprise (Tamale) and Hope Rural Investment (Bechem) have all received training from the Institute on an advanced seed production technique termed “aeroponics”, that is

CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CSIR-CRI) AND PARTNERS WIN AWARD

CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) and others have received the Best Maize Breeding Team, 2016 award under the project, Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA). The team representing Ghana was coordinated by Dr. (Mrs.) Priscilla Francisco Ribeiro, a research scientist from CRI who received the AWARD on behalf of Ghana. The other organizations are; CSIR Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Savanna Seed Service Company, M&B Seed Company and Antika Seed Company. They received a cash prize of three thousand US dollars (US$3000) and a plaque.

CSIR-CRI INAUGURATES NEW MANAGEMENT BOARD

The CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI), on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 reconstituted its Management Board to give policy direction to the Director of the Institute. Dr. Abu Sakara Foster, a Development Agronomist and Executive Chairman of SAKFOS FARMS was appointed as Chairman of the Board.
The inaugural ceremony was held at the Institute’s Conference Room. The Director of the Institute,

DEPUTY SECTOR MINISTER VISITS CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Patricia Appiagyei has expressed excitement at the level of research activities taking place at the CSIR-Crops Research Institute and has called on government to pay particular attention to the Institute concerning its “Planting for Food and Jobs” and

CSIR-CCST ANNOUNCEMENT

THE CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CRI) OF THE COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (CSIR) GHANA ANNOUNCES AN MPHIL PLANT BREEDING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME IN NOVEMBER 2017

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board to run post-graduate degree programmes with a more practical orientation. The CSIR-Crops Research Institute, the largest of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research announces an MPhil Plant Breeding and Biotechnology programme in November,