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 State World Food Day agricultural exhibition in 2003.

Under the Strategic Food Reserve Programme, the Institute contributed over 120 metric tonnes of high quality of garri, part of which was donated to victims Niger Republic by the Federal government.

Between 2003 and 2005, the Institute opened a new station at Maro in Kaduna State for ginger research. In 2014, a new outstation was opened in Iresi, Osun State.

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