WHERE YOU ARE - HOME PAGE ARCN visits I.A.R.&T. on Monday Oct.7;    NUC visited I.A.R.&T.;    A new Governing Board inaugurated for I.A.R.&T.

THE INSTITUTE

The Institute, as you may be aware, is one of the foremost National Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria. It’s affiliation with the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife in 1969 makes it one of the four University-based Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria. Even though, this affiliation opens a lot of opportunities to the Institute, it also bestows a lot of responsibilities and challenges to the entire workforce. Scientists can work on virtually any crop apart from the national mandate crops assigned to the Institute by the Nigerian Government. This is in addition to teaching assignments being handled by many of the scientists at the home campus of the University, Ile-Ife, a distance of about eighty kilometers from Ibadan. It also involves participation of Management staff and senior scientists in many University Statutory meetings and committees.

The Institute is also in intimate contact with resource-poor farmers throughout the nooks and crannies of South Western Nigeria covering the eight States of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Delta State. As the South West Zonal Coordinating Research Institute, demand-driven, peasant-farmer targeted improved agricultural technologies are generated and disseminated to thousands of farmer-families in South Western Nigeria and even beyond. The Institute has developed over the years, outstanding varieties of many common staples including maize, cowpea, cassava, fruit and leaf vegetables to mention a few.    ...read more

A NEW MAIZE VARIETY TO TACKLE MALNOURISHMENT

Maize is a major staple crop in Nigeria like in many African countries. ItMZ2 ranks second in terms of its potential use after rice. Its growth cut across various agro-ecologies, sex, religion and socio-cultural settings, where it is consumed as food and as raw material for the agro-based industries. 

Problem of low protein intake ....  read more

SOY YOGHURT

The Product Development Program of the institute has pd1 developed a number of product for human consumption to tackle manutrition from readily available farm products. The Product Development Program of the institute has developed a number of product for human consumption to tackle manutrition from readily available farm products. The Product Development Program of the institute has developed a number of product for human consumption to tackle manutrition from readily available farm products...read more

CANE RAT REARING

The institute has developed technology for thelv2 domestication of cane rat. This technology is now being promoted, widely adopted and economically viable . The institute has developed technology for the domestication of cane rat. This technology is now being promoted, widely adopted and economically viable.. read more

IRRIGATION FOR ALL ... LOW-COST WATER HARVESTING

Farmers in Nigeria are already experiencing the impact of climate changewh2 in the form of rainfall inadequacies for crop production. Over 70% of the agrarian communities depend on rainfall while while the time for the onset of rain also is no longer reliable. This is a big challenge to crop production among the resource ...read more

DIRECTOR PRESENTS INAUGURAL LECTURE

The institute director presented 238th Inaugural lectureil2 of the OAU, Nigeria on the theme Gene Interplay for Food Security and National Development. This will be the third of its kind from the institute with the first one being presented by the late erudite professor of soil science Professor R. A. Sobulo ... read more