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.

CSIR-CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE INAUGURATES NEW DIRECTOR INTO OFFICE

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.

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

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.