Mandates


The re-organization of the National Agricultural Research Institution in 1987 mandated IAR to conduct research and provide service as follows:
    Genetic improvement of Cowpea,Cotton,Groundnut,Maize,Sorghum,castor,jatropha and sunflower.

     

  1. Problems of production of all agricultural food crops growth in the north-west agro-ecological zone covering Jigawa,Kaduna,Kano,Katsina,Kebbi,Sokoto and particular problems to be addressed include:.
  2. Crops agronomy including improved agronomic practices and harvesting methods.
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  4. Adaption of introduced and improved cultivars.
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  6. Development and testing of pests and disease control systems.
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  8. Formating systems including integrating of livestock,Agroclimatology,tree crops and agroforestry into production systems.
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  10. Socio-economic problems of agricultural production.
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  12. Soil management including problems of soil structure,fertility and stabilization/restorating degraded lands.
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  14. Simple preservation,storage and processing in the rural settings.
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  16. Design development and fabrication of simple agricultural implements and equipment.
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  18. The institute shall also carry out agriculture extension research liason with relevant Federal and state Ministries, primary agricultural producers;industries and any other users of research results .
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  20. The institute shall also Organize technical and vocational courses in agricultural crop production and related field.
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  22. The institute shall also Provide laboratory and other technical services to farmers,agro-based industries and others in need of these service.
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  24. The institute shall also Collaborate with other relevant Research Institute and Organizations in carrying out its mandates.
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