Crops Research Institute
To become a Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, Innovation and Capacity Building for Development.Develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods.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. CRI is governed by a Management Board that oversees the Institute's Research and Administrative activities as well as financial transactions.The day-to-day administration of the Institute is however headed by a Director, assisted by a Deputy Director and the heads of the Institute's administrative divisions. The Director, the Heads of Divisions and identifiable groups form the Internal Management Committee (IMC) that meets at least four times a year.