About CRIN

Our History and mandate

Welcome to the COCOA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA

The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) was established in Ibadan, Oyo State on 1st December, 1964 as a successor autonomous rese arch organisation to the Nigerian Substation of the defunct West African Cocoa Research Institute (WACRI) (Nigeria Statute, Act No. 6 of 1950) following the establishment in 1964 of the headquarters of the said WACRI at Tafo, Ghana with responsibility to conduct research to facilitate improved production of disease free or disease-resistant cocoa. By virtue of the Nigerian Research Institutes Act No. 33 of 1964, the scope of CRIN was expanded beyond that of WACRI to include research on kola and coffee in addition to cocoa.

In 1975, by the Agricultural Research Institutes (Establishments etc.), the scope of CRIN research activities was further enlarged to include cashew and tea. Consequently, CRIN today has mandate to conduct research on five crops, namely; Cocoa, Kola, Coffee, Cashew and Tea throughout the country.

MISSION
VISION
  • To apply science and technology in increasing productivity, improving quality and value addition of Cashew, Cocoa, Coffee, Kola and Tea.
  • To disseminate research findings through extension services and capacity building of stakeholders towards enhancing national development.
To be a centre of excellence of international repute in the research and development of Cashew, Cocoa, Coffee, Kola and Tea.

Objectives

According to the aforementioned enabling Decree, the expressed
objectives of CRIN mandate on these five crops are:
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Programmes

Administrative Organization

CRIN is organized into nine departments comprising technical/research
and service departments namely:

Our Partners

We create partnerships for greater impacts.

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The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) was established in Ibadan, Oyo State on 1st December, 1964 as a successor autonomous rese arch organisation to the Nigerian Substation of the defunct West African Cocoa Research Institute (WACRI)

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