Management

Management Board

1. Prof. O. Safo-Kantanka
Freeman Centre
P. O. Box 413
Kumasi.

2. Dr. Mrs. R.E.M. Entsua-Mensah
Deputy Director-General
CSIR Head Office
Kumasi.

3. Mr. Samuel Asante-Mensah
Country Director
Adventist Development and Relief Agency, (ADRA) Ghana
P. O. Box GP 1435
Accra.

4. Dr. Stella Ama Ennin
Director, CSIR-CRI
Kumasi.

5. Mr. Amo-Baffoe
Director Department of Crop Services
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
P. O. Box 37
Accra.

6. Mr. Agyabeng Antwi-Agyei
Director, Export Development and Promotion
Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF)
P. O. M. B. 493
Accra.

7. Dr. J. O. Fening
(Cognates Director)
CSIR-Soil Research Institute
Kwadaso-Kumasi.

Collaborators

LOCAL COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS/AGENCIES

Local collaborators include:

. Farmers and Farmer-Based Organizations

. Ministry of Food and Agriculture

. Ministry of Health

. The Universities

. Other CSIR Institutes

. Non – Governmental Organizations

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS / AGENCIES

International collaborators include

· Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

· International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria

· Africa Rice Centre (WARDA), Benin

· International Maize and wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico

· Japan international Co-operating Agency (JICA), Japan

· German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GTZ), Germany

· Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC), Taiwan

· International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India

· Clemson University, USA

· Purdue University, USA

· University of reading, UK

· Greenwich University, (Natural resources Institute), UK

CRI in Brief

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

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

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.

Objectives
The objectives of CRI are to:

• develop improved crop varieties that are high yielding and resistant/tolerant to important biotic and abiotic stresses and have good quality characteristics. 
• Develop improved production technologies for sustainable production 
• assist achieve food security and self sufficiency in industrial raw material production 
• play a leading role in the diversification of agricultural production in Ghana

Management
CRI is governed by a Management Board that oversees the Institute's Research and Administrative activities as well as financial transactions.

The day-to-day administration of the Institute is however headed by a Director, assisted by a Deputy Director and the heads of the Institute's administrative divisions. The Director, the Heads of Divisions and identifiable groups form the Internal Management Committee (IMC) that meets at least four times a year.