The Food Research Institute (FRI) was established in 1965 by the Government of Ghana to conduct market-oriented applied research, provide technical services and products to the food industry, assist in poverty alleviation through the creation of opportunities for income generation and contribute to food security and foreign exchange earnings. CSIR-FRI’s aspiration is to be the leading Science and Technology Institute in the transformation of the food processing industry in Ghana.

The vision of CSIR-FRI is to be recognized as the leading S&T Institute in the transformation of the food processing industry.

The mission statement of the CSIR-FRI is to provide S & T support to the growth of the food and agricultural sectors of the national economy.

Development Goals

The development goals of CSIR-FRI include the following:
  • Development of Human Resource Capacity to meet task demands from staff;
  • Improvement in the type, quality and quantity of physical infrastructure, facilities and logistics requirements;
  • Development of demand driven food processing technologies and client-oriented research programs;
  • Increase revenue base from R&D (aggressive sourcing for funding) and commercialization activities by 10% annually; and
  • Strengthening management support systems and operational procedures.