VEGETABLE PROGRAMME

Head Vegetables Research Programme:   Dr. Idowu, Olufunmilayo O.

Mission Statement

To develop improved varieties and improved farmer adaptable agro-techniques for sustainable production of vegetable in all agro-ecological zones of Nigeria.

Research Mandates

  • To collect, characterize, evaluate and select high yielding pests and disease resistant varieties of local and exotic vegetables.
  • To determine the most suitable agronomic and physiological practices for the production of these vegetables.
  • To developed the most suitable lntegrated Pest Management (lPM) option that would limit the problems arising from pests and disease attack and enhance the production of improved high yielding vegetables.
  • To determine the most suitable species and appropriate multiplication technologies for the production of the highly nutritious vegetable mushroom.

Description of Job

  •  Collection, maintenance, evaluation, documentation and ex-situ conservation of germplasm of seeds, vegetable and fruit crops of the Institute
  • Identification and selection of productive progenies through the use of appropriate breeding and selection strategy
  • Production of Breeder’s Seeds
  • Coordination of research, training and extension activity of the programme of the institute among others. Other activities are (i) Provision of appropriate technical knowledge, agro techniques and quality seeds to farmers.

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About Us

The National Horticultural Research Institute (Headquarter); located in Ibadan was established in 1975 with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme in conjunction with food and Agricultural Organization as fruits and vegetables research and demonstration centre. It acquired the status of a national institute in June 1976.The Institute’s headquarter is situated on a 350 hectares of land at Jericho Reservation Area, Idi-Ishin, Ibadan, in the rainforest agro-ecological zone of South Western Nigeria.

Contact Us

National Horticultural Research Institute
P.M.B. 5432, Jericho Reservation Area, Idi-Ishin,
Ibadan, Nigeria.
  www.nihort.gov.ng
  info@nihort.gov.ng, nihortinfo@yahoo.com
  08069481807, 08055523245