Development of high yielding wilt tolerant tomato and pepper varieties adaptable to Nigeria agro-ecologies
To develop acceptable and improved varieties of tomato & pepper with exceptional tolerance / resistance to bacterial wilt and virus disease as well as adaptability to various agro-ecologies across the country.
Development and Strengthening of citrus and mango value chains through improved sustainable production technologies
Development and strengthening citrus and mango value chains through improved sustainable production technologies
Utilization of horticultural waste for income generation and environmental sustainability
Develop technologies for utilization of horticultural waste for income generation and environmental sustainability.
Delivery of on-shelf production technologies of plantain and pineapple for improved livelihood
To update, promote and deliver on-shelf production (including utilization) technologies of plantain/banana and pineapples for improved livelihood.
Production and dissemination of appropriate technologies for Irvingia wombolu ‘Ogbono’ (African bush mango), black pepper (Piper guinensis) and other indigenous fruit and spices for wealth creation among Nigerian farmers
To develop and disseminate technologies for production and utilization of some indigenous horticultural crops for income generation among Nigerians.
Horticultural Genetic Resources Expansion for Varietal Improvement and Conservation
To expand the genetic base of NIHORT mandate crops, ensure proper up-to-date standard database maintenance and conservation of these resources in seedbank for orthodox seeds and fieldbank for physiologically long gestation crops and tree crops for use in varietal improvement programs of the institute.