COMPETITIVE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (CARGS)

•        Fifteen research proposals were approved for funding and award letters have been released to twelve of them

•        A meeting on the concept of IAR4D and Innovation Platform was organized for the awardees in March 2014.

COMPETITIVE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH GRANNT SCHEME PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING

  S/N

TITLE

COORDINATOR

LEAD ORGANISATION

DURATION

1

DNA based authentication of raw and processed herbal medicines  and drugs in Nigeria

Andrew Chibuzor Ilor

Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja

2years

2

Broiler production and its value addition through processing into Dambun Nama: A Nigerian indigenous shredded meat

Prof  M. M. Abubakar

Dept. of Animal Science, Federal University, Dutse

1year

3

Improving child nutrition in Nigeria using yellow fleshed cassava/sorghum based complementary food

Dr. Abiodun Aderoju Adeola

Institute of Food Security Environmental Resources and Agricultural, FUNAAB, Abeokuta

15 months

4

Enhancing rural lively hood through improved shea kernel postharvest handling, Shea butter processing and quality management in Nigeria

Isona Leonard Gold

NIFOR & End Use Research Division NIFOR. Benin- City, Edo State.

2years

5

Mass production of grafted shea (vitellariaporadoxa) as early maturing planting establishment

Dr N. A. Aisueni

NIFOR, Benin- City, Edo State.

2years

6

Adaptation and promotion of extra –early maize(zea mays L) varieties to mitigate the effects of climate change in south western Nigeria

Prof. A. M. Omotayo

FUNAAB, Abeokuta

2years

7

Promotion of adoption of drought (striga tolerant maize and integrated soil fertility management options using IAR4D

Prof. Johnson E. Onyibe

National Agricultural Extension Research Liaison Services, ABU Zaria

2years

8

Commercialization of rice-fish farming in coastal wetlands for food production

Ikoyo-Eweto, G.O.       

Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos

2years

9

Micro-propagation and genetic diversity analysis of Nigerian date palm germplasm for large scale production of planting materials

Dr. Chukwuemeka R. Eke

NIFOR

2years

10

Microbial control of termites in Nigeria

Dr E. I. Eziashi

NIFOR ( Plant Pathology Division)

2years

11

Inter-generic hybridization and progeny testing of the crosses of common and mirror carps (Cyprinus carpio)

Dr. S. G. Solomon

University of Agriculture, Makurdi

2years

12

Development of Improved Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Virus Vaccine in Nigeria using Indigenous Isolates

Dr Hussain Gulak Ularamu

NVRI, Vom

2years

13

Development and evaluation of a floating fish feed extruder

Dr. A. P. Olalusi

FUT Akure

1year

14

Promotion and adoption of orange fleshed sweet potato as crop and food in Oyo and Kwara State

Dr. B.A. Akinwande

LAUTECH, Dept of Food Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering& Technology. PMB 4000, Ogbomosho, Oyo

2years