What We Do

MOTTO

Institute of Agricultural Research and Training…………….. Improving Farmers’ productivity and Livelihoods

OUR VISION

A world class Institute of Agricultural Research, responsive to farmers’ and other stakeholders’ needs towards Sustainable Development.

OUR MISSION

To develop, validate and transfer appropriate demand-driven agricultural technologies that are ecofriendly, affordable and adaptable through effective agricultural research and extension system.

OUR MANDATES

  1. Establishment of Research Programmes primarily to meet the needs of the Government and Agricultural Communities.
  2. Overall integrated agricultural resource development and training strategy.
  3. Training of middle level manpower to disseminate technologies.

In 1989, the Institute was given the mandate to be a Zonal Coordinating Research Institute in the Country and now has additional national and zonal mandates as follows:

NATIONAL MANDATES

  1. Research into efficient use and management of soil resources for increased and sustainable agricultural productivity.
  2. Research into genetic improvement of kenaf and jute.

ZONAL MANDATES

  1. Southwest Farming Systems Research and Extension in various agro-ecologies.
  2. Research into maize, grain legumes and trypanotolerant livestock for SouthWest Nigerian ecologies
  3. Development of improved processing and utilization technology for crops and livestock

CORE VALUES

Excellence, Team work, Discipline, Innovation, Transparency and Integrity.