» CSIR- CROPS RESAERCH INSTITUTE (CRI)
CSIR- CROPS RESAERCH INSTITUTE (CRI)

The CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) was established in 1964 and is one of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana. 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.

Vision
The CSIR-CRI is committed to become a Centre of Excellence in Africa for Crops Research and Development.

Mission
CRI's Mission is to ensure high and sustainable crop productivity and food security through development and dissemination of environmentally sound technologies.

Objectives
The objectives of CRI are as 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; and
  • Play a leading role in the diversification of agricultural production in Ghana.