Tapping economic benefits of rising cassava starch industry in Nigeria
Nigeria grows about 54 million metric tonnes of cassava per year. Cassava is a versatile commodity with numerous uses and by-products.
‘How youths can make millions of naira in cassava farming’
Mr Ayodele Omowumi David is the Cassava Project and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) Coordinator, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). He reveals to The Guardian that cassava is one of the greatest...
CIP donates pre-basic sweet potato Screen House to NRCRI
Kenya-based International Potato Centre (CIP) has initiated collaboration with the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, with the purpose of improving the cultivation of potato in the state.
Couple, NRCRI management bicker over official residence, reposting
A couple, Venerable Onyemechi Aniedu and his wife, Dr. Chinyere Aniedu, both Assistant Directors at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State have separately levelled accusations of alleged illegal breaking into their official residence and malicious reposting against the Institute’s management led by the acting Executive Director (AED), Prof. Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi.…
NRCRI commissions seeds rapid multiplication laboratory
The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, has formally commissioned a multi million naira Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH) Seed Multiplication Laboratory...
NRCRI boss urges youths to embrace agribusiness
The Executive Director of the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) in Umudike, Abia State, Dr. Julius Okonkwo has urged youths to embrace practical agriculture and farming rather than keep searching for white-collar jobs.
Institute blames herdsmen for destroying research farms
The Executive Director of the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, Dr Julius Okonkwo has blamed the recent destruction of the institute’s ongoing breeding programmes....
NRCRI chief faults NASU strike
He therefore, called on all the striking NRCRI, NASU staff that have remained at home due to the strike but continued to collect government salary since May 2016, to return to their duty posts in their own interest.