To reduce poverty and increase food security by contributing to the establishment of sustainable agricultural growth and development in Nigeria.


To achieve significant improvements in agricultural productivity, marketing and competitiveness by generating appropriate technologies and policy options, promoting innovation, establishing a knowledge management capacity and strengthening the agricultural research system.

To develop a dynamic, highly motivated and intellectually up to date agricultural research network with a sharp focus for lifting Nigeria’s agricultural potentials to self-sustenance and export. The research system isl be guided by the principles of excellence, creativity, hard work, accountability, integrity and shall at all times apply modern methods and best practices towards its responsibility to all stakeholders.

Research & Development
Capacity Strengthening
Policy Making