The CSIR-Crops Research Institute has inducted Dr. Moses Brandford Mochiah, an entomologist and a Principal Research Scientist of the Institute into office as its new Director.
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.
Develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods.
To become a Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, Innovation and Capacity Building for Development.
The quest to reduce Ghana’s rice import bill has informed rice breeding activities of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) within the last decade.
The rising cost of electricity has been a huge constraint to research activities at the CSIR-Crops Research Institute in recent times resulting mainly from the high amounts of power needed to run the ultra-modern laboratories and other facilities at the Institute.
The first cohort of the M. Phil (Plant Breeding and Biotechnology) students of the CSIR College of Science and Technology have successfully defended their
Various actors along the rice value chain in Ghana have called for an increase in the import levy placed on rice importation in the country.