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List of public and private Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria

Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria

This article cover list of public and private Agricultural research institutes in Nigeria.

Nigeria is so blessed with resourceful land. As such, lots of international companies came to Nigeria in order to find answers to the reasons behind natural questions. As we know, research is all about testing ideas, findings, and observations. 

Agricultural research institutes help to maintain the natural environment at the same solve problems of malnutrition by providing local farmers means of improving their production processes.


List of Public Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria

Lake Chad Research Institute

This research institute is located in NorthEastern part of Nigeria. The research institute is saddles with the responsibility to improves farming system and productivity in the region. 

The institute uses up to date machineries and equipments to carryout its farming activities while at the same time researching on better ways of farming.

Location: Gambori Road, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Institute for Agricultural Research, ABU, Zaria.

The institute is located at Amadu Bello University, Zaria. The institute researches agriculture and its byproducts.

They’re majorly responsible to perform research around plants and animal genetics improvement and biodiversity.

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Institute of Agricultural Research & Training, Ibadan

The institute is located at Moor plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria.

They are more concerned with Farmer’s developments and agricultural productivity. The institute has also trained a lot of farmers while researchers and technicians are employed every now and then.

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Visit their website at https://iart.gov.ng

National Cereal Research Institute, Bida, Niger state.

The research institute headquarters was formerly at Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State before it was moved to Badeggi, Bida, Niger State. The institute was established to solve problems of rice, maize, grain legumes, and sugarcane as well as those of farming systems throughout Nigeria.

Visit their website at https://www.ncribadeggi.org.ng

You can also send them an email at info@ncribadeggi.org.ng

National Root Crop Research Institute, Umudike, Umuahia

The institute located in the south-eastern part of Nigeria. The institute is majorly concerned with the development of roots and tubers crops. It also finds a way to solve agricultural problems such as genetic improvement, production, processing, storage, and socio-economics of root and tuber crops of economic importance. The institute makes use of technology to solve these problems.

Visit their website at https://www.nrcri.gov.ng

National Horticultural Research Institute, Idi-Ishin, Ibadan.

The institute prides itself on major achievements which include the development of citrus concentrate used by drink manufacturing industries. The institute performs research on fruits and vegetables. Their demonstration centres are well equipped with expert scientists.

Visit their official website at http://nihort.gov.ng

Nigerian Store Product Research Institute, ASA Dam Road, Ilorin, Kwara State.

The Institute headquarters is located in the North-central zone of Nigeria. The institute’s major concern is reducing postharvest losses.

The institute also has six stations apart from the head office at Ibadan, Lagos, Sapele, Kano, and Port-Harcourt.

Visit their website at https://www.nspri.gov.ng

Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, Iyanomo, Benin City.

The institute is mandated to develop and transform the natural rubber, latex and gum Arabic resources of the country.

The research institute is located in southern part of Nigeria.

Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria

The institute focused on the improvement of cocoa, kola, cashew, and Tea. The institute is located in the southwestern part of Nigeria.

Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research, Benin City

The research institute helps in the development of oil palm which has significant contribution in economic development. Palm byproducts are used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and bioenergy industries. 

Visit their official website at www.nifor.gov.ng

You can as well Email :info@nifor.gov.ng

National Animal Production Research Institute, Shika, Zaria

The research institute mandate is to improve genetic and reproductive performance of livestock species such as Goat, Camel, Cattle, chicken etc.

The institute is located in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom

The research institute that helps in identification and control of economically important livestock diseases, research excellence with the use of modern technology.

The institute is located at Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Visit their website at http://www.nvri.gov.ng

Institute for Freshwater fisheries, New Bussa

The research institute with mandates to conduct research on freshwater and fishery. The institute is located at New Bussa, Niger State. 

Visit their blogsite at http://niffr.blogspot.com

Nigerian Institute For Oceanography & Marine Research, Victoria Island, Lagos

The institute is located at Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos. The institute has done tremendously well in fishery and aquaculture development. They’ve also devoted a lot of resources to human capital development. The institute’s contribution to national economic development cannot be overemphasized.

Visit their official website at http://www.niomr.gov.ng

National Agricultural Extension, Research & Liaison services, ABU, Zaria

The institute is strategically located at Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria with offices in six geopolitical zones. Their mandates encompass research, extension, and training.

The institute employed over 500 direct employees with 90 extension workers.

Visit their official website at https://naerls.gov.ng

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List of Private Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Oyo state

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture also known as IITA. The organization is a famous private Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria in Nigeria. The headquarter is located in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The institute conduct research for development in the following areas:

  • Biotechnology and Genetic Improvement
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Social Science and Agribusiness
  • Plant Production and Plant Health

Visit their official website at www.iita.org

Psalty International company Limited, Ado-Awaye, Iseyin, Oyo state

The Organization is located at Iseyin, Oyo State. They help  in agricultural training, research and marketing of agric products.

Visit their website at https://psaltryinternational.com

Agricultural Resources Pathfinder Limited, Ondo Town, Ondo State

The company is situated in Ondo state, Nigeria. They Conduct research in agribusiness and marketing of agric products.

Location: 90, Temidayo Street, Surulere, Ondo Town, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Rainforest Research & Development Center, Calabar, Cross-River State

 The research institute is located at Calabar. They specialised rainforest research and development.  


These Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria create jobs and also help in economic development.

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