The yam minisett and mini-tuber techniques as well as the minisett dust developed by the Institute for seed yam production also have the potential to end the age long scarcity, and high cost of seed yams. The technologies are presently used in many yam producing areas of Nigeria. The Institute has developed and released for […]
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The National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, in collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has substantially contributed to the National Food Security and sufficiency through research and extension activities on root and tuber crops.  The following achievements are outstanding: Nigeria is now ranked first in the world production of cassava, yam […]
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Between 2001 and 2003, NRCRI in collaboration with IITA developed and released seven first ever white yam hybrids. The new hybrids yams which include: TDR 89/02677, TDR 89/02665, TDR 89/02565, TDR 89/02461, TDR 8901438, TDR 89/01213, and TDR 95/01924, yield twice the existing yam landraces and are resistant to major yam diseases and pests. Between […]
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The achievements of the Institute have been acknowledged at Federal and state levels. In the 1999 and 2001 World Food Day, the Institute came first in the exhibition mounted by 18 research institutes and agricultural organizations at Abuja.  Also, in 2002 the institute came second.  At State level, the institute came first during the Abia […]
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