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.

A TRIBUTE TO HIS EXCELLENCY DR. KOFI ANNAN

By Director and staff, CSIR-Crops Research Institute

It was with shock that we learnt of the passing of this great son of the land, H.E. Dr. Kofi Annan.
His passion for ensuring food security in Africa brought him to the CSIR- Crops Research Institute in Kumasi on two occasions, in 2008 and in March 2015, where he visited research fields, interacted with management and staff, and contributed to shaping the vision and direction of the institute’s research into sweet potato, rice, maize, cassava, cowpea and groundnuts in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the International Potato Centre (CIP). His special interests in supporting the promotion of orange-fleshed sweet potato as a natural source of vitamin A for improved nutrition of children and pregnant women, and gender equity are notable.
The Director and staff of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute express our condolences to his wife NANE, who has partnered him in his vision, and to Ghana, Africa and the world, for such a great loss.
Damirifa Due.

CSIR-CRI SCIENTIST WINS AWARD AT THE 20TH INDUCTION CEREMONY OF THE GHANA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING

Ing Dr. Patricia Oteng-Darko, a Research Scientist of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute has won the best candidate award in the “Mech/Agric/Marine” Technical Division of the engineering professional examination during the 20th induction ceremony of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE).
At the ceremony, one hundred and twelve (112)

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.

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.

AGI CALLS FOR INCREASED COLLABORATION BETWEEN RESEARCH CENTERS AND INDUSTRY

The Ashanti/Brong Ahafo Regional Chairperson of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Mrs Afua Gyamfua Owusu-Akyaw has called for increased collaboration between the industry and the various research centers in the country.
She made the comments during the “Open Day” event of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute, at Fumesua, Kumasi. The event which came off on 20th July, 2018, was organized as part of activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the CSIR.

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

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

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

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 “growing yam in the air”. The seed growers are expected to use this technology to produce quality seeds for

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