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.

“WORLD BEE DAY”: WHERE ARE THE BUZZERS?

“My son, they were all over the place. It was a common sight to see them on vegetation on edges of footpaths from the house through to the farm. Today, however, you will be lucky to count ten along the same stretch”. These were the words of a 70-year-old farmer when quizzed about the status of bee populations, particularly the large ones such as the carpenter bees that used to fly around her crops.
Many people in rural and peri-urban Ghana will attest to the fact that honey bee swarms were common sights some years back and many dreaded the buzzing sound of these insects as large numbers flew above their heads, casting a shadow on the ground. Now the question is “where are these buzzers”?

ALLEGED FRUITING OF APPLE AT WIAMOASE, ASHANTI REGION: CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE DEBUNKS CLAIM

A team of research scientists from the CSIR-Crops Research Institute visited Wiamoase, in the Sekyere-South District of the Ashanti region to ascertain the veracity of the alleged apple fruiting in the community. The team included the Agona District

CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE ORGANIZES A VALUE-CHAIN WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING THE DOMESTIC RICE INDUSTRY IN GHANA

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.

CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE ENGAGES SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN ASHANTI REGION

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.

CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INVESTS IN SOLAR ENERGY

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.

POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE CSIR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CCST) SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THESES

The first cohort of the M. Phil (Plant Breeding and Biotechnology) students of the CSIR College of Science and Technology have successfully defended their