The Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI) is one of the 13 research institutes (CSIR). The Institute was established in 1964 as a section of the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of CSIR and named Plant Introduction Exploration (PIE). In 1985, its name was changed to Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PGRU).

In August 1994, the Unit’s mandate was expanded and its status was elevated to that of a Centre within the CSIR and later to an Institute in August 2005 to reflect the scope of its activities and to conform to international designation of similar institutions.

The Oil Palm Research Institute (OPRI) of Ghana is one of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Kusi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. OPRI then a Centre, was set up in 1964 to take over the functions of the West Africa Institute for Oil Palm Research (WAIFOR) after WAIFOR’s dissolution.

The Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) was established in 1987 under the (CSIR) to act as a focal point to articulate policy on national Science and Technology (S&T) development.  It was then known as the Technology Transfer Centre (TTC) and as a multidisciplinary unit, dealing with issues of technology utilization, transfer and development. 

The Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI)is one of the 13 research Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Reserch (CSIR) , Ghana. The BRRI was established in 1952 as the West African Building Research Institute in Accra.

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962.

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